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How To See Through an Invisibility Cloak 201

Posted by timothy
from the very-zen dept.
AMESN writes "Ways to bend light around objects and render them invisible are becoming a major field of scientific study and gaining ground. While no actual invisibility cloak exists yet, researchers are also theorizing on how to beat the perfect cloak."
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How To See Through an Invisibility Cloak

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  • flour? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by korney (1469497) on Saturday December 05, 2009 @05:44PM (#30338966)
    > While no actual invisibility cloak exists yet, researchers are also theorizing on how to beat the perfect cloak."

    How about flour and water? This reminds me of a joke...
  • Re:Why worry? (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 05, 2009 @08:25PM (#30340160)

    Active camouflage need only require that you emit the same light passing through. If you have a versatile enough emitter, you could absorb some light to observe and emit the rest on the other side. Thus you can have a perfect active cloak PLUS be able to observe as well. Net energy has to be around zero, so you'll be burning power to run it, but it's better than blindness.

One possible reason that things aren't going according to plan is that there never was a plan in the first place.

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