Scientists Just Invented An Invisiibility Cloak And It's The Most Genius Discovery Ever
by N/A, 9 years ago | 2 min read
Harry Potter fans rejoice—scientists have FINALLY started making strides in developing a bonafied invisibility cloak!
It's not QUITE what Harry inherited from his father, but scientifically speaking, it's truly incredible.
This incredible news comes from researchers at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY.
They've come up with a way of "cloaking" someone in invisibility. Using a variety of lenses and carefully computed angles, they can make things, and people, virtually disappear.
One thing that is new about this recent technology is that it has very little distortion, that has come with attempts at invisibility cloaking from other sources.
Check out the above photo. See the grid lines, that are cutting in on that guy's face? They're appearing pretty close to perfectly how they should align!
While we've been using the word "cloak," the actual way this works isn't through some elaborate coat--it's through lenses.
By using four lenses, spaced in a deliberate fashion, one can create a sort of "region of invisibility." In order to disappear, an object has to fall into this region.
This diagram illustrates a little more clearly just exactly how the "invisibility region" is created.
Now it might not be QUITE up to Harry and James Potter's standards, but it's a step in the right direction!
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