Thursday, October 19, 2006

Invisibility Cloak

Attention fellow Harry Potter fans, it appears that the invisibity cloak has become reality. Sort of.
A US-British team of scientists has successfully tested a cloak of invisibility in the laboratory.

The device mostly hid a small copper cylinder from microwaves in tests at Duke University, North Carolina.

It works by deflecting the microwaves around the object and restoring them on the other side, as if they had passed through empty space.

But making an object vanish before a person's eyes is still the stuff of science fiction - for now.
Okay, so it's closer to Star Trek than Harry Potter, but still pretty cool to the science geeks (or science geek wannabes) among us.