CLOAKED? I smell Romulans…

Towards Cloaking Visible Light: Three-dimensional Metamaterials For The Optical Wavelength Range

ScienceDaily (2007-12-24) — Last year researchers from Duke University stunned the world when they announced a cloaking device for the microwave range. This device made use of metamaterials that had a negative refractive index for electromagnetic radiation. The metamaterials were carefully designed split-ring resonators with a structure size much smaller than the wavelength. Only 10 stacked layers of metamaterials were necessary to achieve the desired invisibility effect. Now researchers have succeeded in manufacturing a stacked split-ring metamaterial for the optical wavelength range. … > read full article

I thought Kirk stole the cloaking device from the Romulans? See what happens when you mess with Star Trek canon? Everything gets screwed up!

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Posted on December 24, 2007, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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