11 August 2008

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Invisibility cloak 'step closer'


Invisibility cloak 'step closer'

An illustration of a person wearing an invisibility cloak

For now, the invisibility cloak remains a thing of science fiction

Scientists in the US say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people invisible.

Researchers at the University of California in Berkeley have developed a material that can bend light around 3D objects making them "disappear".

The materials do not occur naturally but have been created on a nano scale, measured in billionths of a metre.

The team says the principles could one day be scaled up to make invisibility cloaks large enough to hide people.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Invisibility cloak 'step closer'

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