Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Now you see it, now you don’t —- an Invisibility Cloak made of glass

HOUGHTON -- From Star Trek's Romulans, who  could cloak their spaceships, to Harry Potter's magical garment, the power to make someone or something invisible has always intrigued mankind. Now a research scientist at Michigan Technological University is working on a real invisibility cloak.

Elena Semouchkina, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan Tech, has found ways to use magnetic resonance to capture rays of visible light and route them around objects, rendering those objects invisible to the human eye. She reported on her research in a recent issue of the journal Applied Physics Letters. Read this article by Jennifer Donovan on Michigan Tech News.

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