8.11.2008

UC Berkeley Scientists Develop Invisibility Cloak
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Another possible Nobel prize for the trophy case?

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have developed a material that can bend light around 3D objects making them "disappear".

The materials do not occur naturally but have been created on a nano scale. The material could one day be scaled to make invisibility cloaks large enough to hide people.

The findings, by scientists led by Xiang Zhang and Ortwin Hess in the UK were published in the journals Nature and Science.

Add it to the list of achievements of the honored faculty.

Atom-smashing, Maser, Laser, Sudden death of Dinos, extrasolar planetary astronomy, Polish literature, the dismal science, Sealey's reinvention of the world of marketing as we know it, elements including Lawrencium, Californium and Bezerkelium (just check the periodic table).

If the theory is turned into practice(see article), this is a Star Wars-caliber breakthrough.

It could be rolled out in the Big Game with Stanford in the form of "the invisible ballcarrier" - more exciting than plays such as the fumblerooski to say nothing of vast commercialization opportunities.

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