Friday, September 29, 2006

Look out Warf, cloaking technology is on the way!

I was reading an interesting article of Popular Science's web site today, check it out:

"The trick is to use metamaterial, a complex hybrid structure of metal and insulator that makes light move around an object like air flowing over an airplane wing. In a process called refraction, these materials interact with light in such a way that it travels faster through the metamaterial than it does through a vacuum, the famed c in Einstein’s special theory of relativity. Properly tuned, the light emerges from the shield as if there were no object present. But unfortunately for would-be spies, it’s very difficult to make cloaking devices that work on more than one wavelength of light at a time."

Pretty cool, huh?


  1. Being the nerd I am, I bet you knew I would comment on this one. :) I've heard of this technology before...very cool stuff! I'm surprised that there's anyone else out there who's nerdy enough to be as interested in it as I am. :P Have you ever heard of Blue Gene? It's the fastest computer in the world as of has: 131072 processors with peak GFlops of 367000! o.o Pretty kewl huh?

  2. Is this going to be like wonder woman's jet... you can't see the jet, but you can se wonder woman... i wonder if they have thought about that one yet... cuse if you can see to the ground what keeps you from seeing the person(s) inside of it... it is a very cool accomplishment though...