Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th May 2006 16:00 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Since all you boys and girls watch Star Trek: "Physicists Nicolae Nicorovici from the University of Sydney, Australia, and Graeme Milton, from the University of Utah, have proposed that devices called superlenses could be used to create a type of cloaking device. Using a principle called 'anomalous localized resonance', superlenses placed very close to a small object could mask its reflected light waves by resonating at the same frequency, much like how noise-canceling headphones mask sound waves by creating a sound that is at the same frequency but inverted in phase."
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RE[3]: so?
by JulianFietkau on Thu 4th May 2006 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: so?"
JulianFietkau
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It's only possible with gravity though. So practical usage is still likely impossible, as any object that is meant to be cloaked needs to withstand this gravity as well, because it has to be placed close to the lense. Besides, shouldn't the lense effect be obvious if there's something behind the hidden object (e.g. a landscape)?

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