Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014

World

Scientists develop Potter-style invisibility cloak
ANI
Washington, March 28, 2013
First Published: 23:39 IST(28/3/2013)
Last Updated: 23:41 IST(28/3/2013)

Scientists have inched closer todeveloping a ‘Harry Potter’ style invisibility cloak after devising a revolutionary new method to make objects disappear within a limited range of light waves.

Researchers at the University of Texas developed a thin material called a ‘mantle cloak’ which makes an object ‘invisible’ after being wrapped in it. However, the effect only applies to a limited range of light waves — specifically microwaves. Scientists covered a cylinder with the material. Microwave detectors could no longer plainly ‘see’ it.


Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved