One Step Closer to a Real Invisible Cloak

 A series of three diagrams shows how a new cloaking material bends light to conceal small objects. The "carpet cloak" is one of two new materials announced in April 2009 that bring the Star Trek tech closer to reality.  Image by Thomas Zentgraf

A series of three diagrams shows how a new cloaking material bends light to conceal small objects. The "carpet cloak" is one of two new materials announced in April 2009 that bring the Star Trek tech closer to reality. Image by Thomas Zentgraf

According to National Geographic(NG), two students teams are closer to developing cloaks that will allow for true invisibility.

It says teams from the University of California (Berkeley) and Cornell University have each found a different way to bend light around a very small object. And by bending the light they are able to deflect  rays and stop the object from absorbing light thereby making it invisible to the  human eye.

Although teams developed different way to hide objects, NG reports that the students say they are from developing material that effectively hides large objects.

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