Physicists a step closer to invisibility cloak
March 27th, 2013
05:54 AM ET

Physicists a step closer to invisibility cloak

Some scientists seem to take their cues from science fiction or fantasy novels.

Physicists in Texas have developed a method to make objects "invisible" within a limited range of light waves. It's not Harry Potter's invisibility cloak just yet, but scientists say it has a lot of potential.

The desire to become invisible dates back to the ancient Greeks, if not further. In mythological literature, gods and goddesses donned a headdress to disappear from sight. Like Potter's cloak, the "cap of invisibility" was imbued with magical powers.

A fixture in magic, the invisibility cloak has now advanced to science.

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  3. WV GUY

    There could definately be some military applications if this material was further developed.

    April 12, 2013 at 8:58 am |
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    April 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm |
  5. justathought

    I'm really amussed with the comments that it is already here, women can not see a man unless he is loaded with money. But on the serious side, I have reead that the military already has some kind of 'paint' that renders objects invisable, or almost invisable. I saw a demonstrationof it on TV.

    March 29, 2013 at 10:39 am |
  6. Cal Newlan

    We don't need "invisibility cloaks." Satan uses an invisibility cloak called "secular-progressivism." All we need is the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! calnewlanministries.com

    March 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
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      Your brainwashed

      March 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm |

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