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Now you see it: An ultra-thin invisibility cloak
Researchers have made a small object disappear using an ultra-thin invisibility cloak, a new study reports. (2015-09-17)

New technique to make objects invisible proposed
Researchers at the University of Extremadura have demonstrated the electromagnetic invisibility of objects using an alternative technique, based on filler cloaking. The novelty lies in achieving invisibility from the interior of the objects, without adding external layers. This approach brings numerous advantages and opens up new applications in optics, communications systems and bioengineering. (2018-11-26)

New invisibility cloak hides objects from human view
For the first time, scientists have devised an invisibility cloak material that hides objects from detection using light that is visible to humans. The new device is a leap forward in cloaking materials, according to a report in the ACS journal Nano Letters. (2011-07-27)

'Invisible' bacteria dupe the human immune system
Scientists at the University of York have characterized an important new step in the mechanism used by bacteria to evade our immune system. (2008-02-19)

Inverse design: New route to design a practical invisibility cloak
Invisibility has become a scientific possibility with the emergence of metamaterials and transformation optics in the past few years. In 2013, a paper published in issue 12 of SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences reviewed design methodologies and experimental developments of the invisibility cloak from a practical perspective. The recent transition from a forward cloaking design to inverse cloaking design was also addressed. (2014-01-06)

Invisibility undone
Harry Potter beware! A team of Chinese scientists has developed a way to unmask your invisibility cloak. According to a new paper in the latest issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society's open-access journal, certain materials underneath an invisibility cloak would allow invisible objects be seen again. (2008-09-03)

Scientists step closer to realising invisible technology
A unique computer model designed by a mathematician at the University of Liverpool has shown that it is possible to make objects, such as airplanes and submarines, appear invisible at close range. (2007-05-03)

Scientists create invisible objects without metamaterial cloaking
Physicists from ITMO University, Ioffe Institute, and Australian National University managed to make homogenous cylindrical objects completely invisible in the microwave range. Contrary to the now prevailing notion of invisibility that relies on metamaterial coatings, the scientists achieved the result using a homogenous object without any additional coating layers. The method is based on a new understanding of electromagnetic wave scattering. The results of the study were published in Scientific Reports. (2015-04-13)

Scientists create the sensation of invisibility
In a study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, a team of neuroscientists now reports a perceptual illusion of having an invisible body, and show that the feeling of invisibility changes our physical stress response in challenging social situations. (2015-04-23)

Discovery at UAB brings us nearer to making the dream of invisibility true
A group of researchers from the Department of Physics at UAB have designed a device, called a dc metamaterial, which makes objects invisible under certain light -- very low frequency electromagnetic waves - by making the inside of the magnetic field zero but not altering the exterior field. The device, which up to date has only been studied in theoretical works, thus acts as an invisibility cloak, making the object completely undetectable to these waves. (2009-07-07)

KIT researchers protect the princess from the pea
In the past years, invisibility cloaks were developed for various senses. Objects can be hidden from light, heat or sound. However, hiding of an object from being touched still remained to be accomplished. KIT scientists have now succeeded in creating a volume in which an object can be hidden from touching similar to a pea under the mattress of a princess. The results are now presented in the renowned Nature Communications journal. (2014-06-20)

Why 'event cloaks' could be the key to the ultimate bank heist
In this month's special issue of Physics World, which examines the science and applications of invisibility, Martin McCall and Paul Kinsler of Imperial College London describe a new type of invisibility cloak that does not just hide objects -- but events. (2011-06-30)

UBC researchers discover 'instruction manual' that tells cancers how to hide from immune system
A mechanism that creates an (2007-11-08)

Blurring the lines between magic and science: Berkeley researchers create an 'invisibility cloak'
Never mind Harry Potter, researchers at Berkeley have made an invisibility cloak of their own. A team led by Xiang Zhang of Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley has taken a major step towards a true invisibility device with the creation of a carpet cloak from nanostructured silicon that conceals the presence of objects placed under it from optical detection. (2009-05-01)

Mathematicians can conjure matter waves inside an invisible hat
An international team of mathematicians has devised an amplifier that can boost light, sound or other waves while hiding them inside an invisible container. (2012-05-29)

Unveiling malaria's 'cloak of invisibility'
The discovery by researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of a molecule that is key to malaria's 'invisibility cloak' will help to better understand how the parasite causes disease and escapes from the defenses mounted by the immune system. (2012-01-18)

Are invisibility cloaks possible? (video)
Have you ever wished you could hide under an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter or conceal your car with a Klingon cloaking device like in Star Trek? In a special Thursday bonus episode of Reactions, we celebrate the International Year of Light by exploring the science behind light, sight and invisibility. Though we can't make ourselves invisible yet, some promising research may light the way -- or rather, bend the light away. Check it out here: (2015-07-23)

Not only invisible, but also inaudible
Progress of metamaterials in nanotechnologies has made the invisibility cloak, a subject of mythology and science fiction, become reality: Light waves can be guided around an object to be hidden, in such a way that this object appears to be non-existent. (2011-12-20)

Using invisibility to increase visibility
Research into the development of invisibility devices has spurred two physicists' thought on the behavior of light to overcome the seemingly intractable problem of optical singularities which could soon lead to the manufacturing of a perfect cat's eye. (2008-11-27)

'Invisibility' cloak could protect buildings from earthquakes
University of Manchester mathematicians have developed the theory for a Harry Potter style 'cloaking' device which could protect buildings from earthquakes. (2012-02-14)

Perfect image without metamaterials ... and a reprieve for silicon chips
Inspired by James Clerk Maxwell's findings, first expounded in the 1850s, Leonhardt is reintroducing the idea of using a (2009-09-29)

A new invisibility cloak to conceal objects in diffusive atmospheres is devised
Researchers at the Public University of Navarre (NUP/UPNA) and the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have come up with a new invisibility cloak capable of concealing objects in diffusive atmospheres, not just in permanent light, made possible by the cloaks developed so far, but also in any kind of light. Their work, which establishes the bases to render undetectable, for example, a plane in the fog or a submarine in the sea (2017-01-20)

Extremely small magnetic nanostructures with invisibility cloak imaged
In novel concepts of magnetic data storage, it is intended to send small magnetic bits back and forth in a chip structure, store them densely packed and read them out later. The magnetic stray field generates problems when trying to generate particularly tiny bits. Now, researchers were able to put an 'invisibility cloak' over the magnetic structures. In this fashion, the magnetic stray field can be reduced in a fashion allowing for small yet mobile bits. (2018-10-18)

University of Maryland researchers develop 2-D invisibility cloak
A University of Maryland research team has used plasmon technology to create the world's first invisibility cloak for visible light. The engineers have applied the same technology to build a revolutionary superlens microscope that allows scientists to see details of previously undetectable nanoscale objects. (2007-12-18)

Photonics: The curious case of the disappearing cylinders
A pair of researchers at Tokyo Tech describes a way of making a submicron-sized cylinder disappear without using any specialized coating. Their findings could enable invisibility of natural materials at optical frequency and eventually lead to a simpler way of enhancing optoelectronic devices, including sensing and communication technologies. (2019-04-22)

Missing men, missing infertility: New research flags up problem
Men are missing from fertility debates and crucial support services because they are often not included in studies and, when they are, it is usually only married, heterosexual men who are asked for data. New research, 'Missing men, missing infertility: The enactment of sex/gender in surveys in low and middle-income countries' has been completed by a team at Lancaster University in the UK. (2018-08-30)

Spotting evidence of directed percolation
Convincing experimental evidence has finally been found for directed percolation, a phenomenon that turns up in computer models of the ways diseases spread through a population or how water soaks through loose soil. (2009-11-17)

Building granular towers drop by drop and how to see out from under an invisibility cloak
Physicists may have solved one of the primary problems that most invisibility cloak designs present. Other researchers are discovering and characterizing intriguing structures that can be built with moist sand. (2011-10-28)

Invisibility cloak to be unveiled with new research
New research is aiming to transform the fiction of invisibility and turn it into reality. (2011-07-06)

The mathematics of cloaking
The theorists who first created the mathematics that describe the behavior of the recently announced (2006-12-26)

Thousands of invisibility cloaks trap a rainbow
Many people anticipating the creation of an invisibility cloak might be surprised to learn that a group of American researchers has created 25,000 individual cloaks. (2012-05-24)

Beyond good vibrations: New insights into metamaterial magic
Metamaterials have amazing potential--think invisibility cloaks and perfect lenses--but they are more likely to be found in a Harry Potter novel than a lab. To help bring them closer to reality, Michigan Technological University's Elena Semouchkina has gone back to basics and demonstrated that the fundamental physics of metamaterials is more complex than scientists once thought. (2017-11-06)

Light speed hurdle to invisibility cloak overcome by undergraduate
An undergraduate student has overcome a major hurdle in the development of invisibility cloaks by adding an optical device into their design that not only remains invisible itself, but also has the ability to slow down light. (2011-08-08)

Researcher construct invisibility cloak for thermal flow
By means of special metamaterials, light and sound can be passed around objects. KIT researchers now succeeded in demonstrating that the same materials can also be used to specifically influence the propagation of heat. A structured plate of copper and silicon conducts heat around a central area without the edge being affected. The results are presented in the Physical Review Letters journal. (2013-05-08)

Researchers determine fundamental limits of invisibility cloaks
The researchers' theory confirms that it is possible to use cloaks to perfectly hide an object for a specific wavelength, but hiding an object from an illumination containing different wavelengths becomes more challenging as the size of the object increases. (2016-07-05)

Now you see it, now you don't
University of Utah electrical and computer engineering associate professor Rajesh Menon and his team have developed a cloaking device for microscopic photonic integrated devices -- the building blocks of photonic computer chips that run on light instead of electrical current -- in an effort to make future chips smaller, faster and consume much less power. (2016-11-09)

Invisibility visualized: German team unveils new software for rendering cloaked objects
Scientists and curiosity seekers who want to know what a partially or completely cloaked object would look like in real life can now get their wish -- virtually. A team of researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany has created a new visualization tool that can render a room containing such an object, showing the visual effects of such a cloaking mechanism and its imperfections. (2009-11-12)

Now you see it, now you don't
From Star Trek's Romulans, who could cloak their spaceships, to Harry Potter's magical garment, the power to turn someone or something invisible has intrigued mankind. Now a Michigan Tech researcher is doing it for real. (2010-07-21)

The guiding of light: A new metamaterial device steers beams along complex pathways
Boston College physicist Willie J. Padilla and researcher Nathan Landy have built a device from metamaterials and transformational optics that delivers a complex set of instructions capable of guiding light with unprecedented accuracy. The discovery expands on earlier (2009-07-31)

Meta-flex: Your new brand for invisibility clothing
Flexible smart materials that can manipulate light to shield objects from view have been much-theorized but now researchers in Scotland have made a practical breakthrough that brings the possibility of an invisibility cardigan -- or any other item of invisibility clothing -- one step closer. (2010-11-03)

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