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Cloaking on the horizon with ‘beam of invisibility’

Oct 12, 2017, 7:13 AM EDT
(Source: Mike Steinhoff/flickr)
(Source: Mike Steinhoff/flickr)

“Invisibility cloaks” are rearing to breach the borders of fantasy into the real world, courtesy a new work in the field of photonics at the Technical University of Vienna.

Researchers are using what they call a “beam of invisibility,” which are basically light waves carrying the same pattern as the structural irregularities in the item to be cloaked, writes Live Science.

The approach makes the material transparent to other wavelengths of light as it effectively switches off the scattering of light, which is the reason why an object is visible in the first place, notes New Atlas

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