It's not quite the Invisible Man, but researchers say they have gotten a step closer to creating a "three-dimensional cloak" that would render objects invisible.
Scientists at the University of Texas in Austin today said they have hidden a cylinder from microwaves, demonstrating cloaking of an object in free space, rather than a two-dimensional image. The group has not been able to scatter visible light, but it expects that cloaking small objects is possible.
"Cloaking small objects may be exciting for a variety of applications. For instance, we are currently investigating the application of these concepts … Read more