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Cloak of invisiblity , what kind of applications can it be usefull for

  1. Nov 9, 2009 #1
    First Demonstration Of A Working Invisibility Cloak

    ScienceDaily (Oct. 19, 2006) — A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.

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  3. Nov 9, 2009 #2
    What kind of applications can it be usefull for?

    Any application where you don't wish to be seen. Robbing banks is probably high up on the list.
  4. Nov 9, 2009 #3


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    I'd put it in the middle of the hallway and watch co-workers trip over it...o:)

  5. Nov 10, 2009 #4
    Microwave only at this point.

    It would be useful in removing interference from receivers and transmitters.

    I understand that they used radar absorbing paint on the SanFrancisco bridge.
    Instead of seeing the bridge, ship radar now sees the other ships.

    Something similar would be usefull for microwave antena and maybe in microwave ovens.
    Since this is basically a wave guide, you could use the technology to direct the microwaves where you want with little to no interference.
  6. Nov 19, 2009 #5
    that way you hot pocket could hide in the microwave and be safe....lol

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