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Invisibility Cloak

We Probably Won't Have Human Invisibility Cloaks, Because Physics

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.06.2016 | Science

Researchers are crushing our Harry Potter dreams. A new study reveals that there's a fundamental limit to the efficacy of cloaking devices (i.e. invi...

Burglar Realizes Too Late Tiny Duvet Isn't An Invisibility Cloak

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.05.2016 | Crime

A burglar in New Zealand wrapped himself in a child's duvet to hide himself from a surveillance camera during a house break-in. The tiny bedspread bar...

Beyond invisibility: engineering light with metamaterials

The Conversation US | Posted 02.26.2017 | Technology
The Conversation US

Thomas Vandervelde, Tufts University Since ancient times, people have experimented with light, cherishing shiny metals like gold and cutting gemston...

Invisibility Cloak May Be Moving Closer To Reality

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A cloak of invisibility may be common in science fiction but it is not so easy in the real world. New r...

Got Stage Fright? This 'Invisibility' Trick Could Help

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.27.2015 | Science

If you want to ease your stage fright, take a few deep breaths and imagine the audience in their underwear. But if that doesn't work, here's another t...

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

David Blake | Posted 05.26.2014 | Science
David Blake

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.

WATCH: Crazy Cloaking Device Shows What It Can Do

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

Cloaking devices, a staple of science fiction (think Harry Potter), are getting closer to reality. Researchers at Duke University have built a structu...

'Materials' Do Way More Than Just Invisibility, Scientists Say

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2014 | Science

By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A new way of assembling things, called metamaterials, may in the not too distant future help t...

Why Don't Men Want To Date Women Over 50?

Arlene Schindler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

As a woman in my 50s, walking down a city street, I feel invisible to almost any man walking past me. I've been that unseen woman over and over again. Friends have echoed this experience to me as well. Single? No one wants to date a midlife woman either.

In Praise of an Extra 20 Pounds

Heather Donahue | Posted 09.11.2013 | Good News
Heather Donahue

I carry an extra 20 pounds, which I prefer to the extra 40 that I used to have. I've come to think them as individuals, these 20 hangers-on, but when considered together they constitute my powerful Corps de Chub.

WATCH: Real-Life Invisibility 'Cloak' Makes Creatures Disappear

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.13.2013 | Science

Now you see the fish, now you don't. Well, from certain angles, anyway. Researchers from China's Zhejiang University have devised a way to shield a...

Mind-Boggling 'Time Cloak' Developed Overseas

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 06.06.2013 | Science

A new invisibility cloak for data can make information vanish by creating holes in time, new research suggests. The researchers, who describe their w...

Sci-Fi Device Created With 3D Printer

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.08.2013 | Science

Got a 3D printer handy? Then you could soon be the proud owner of an invisibility cloak of sorts. Although the printed item may not be anywhere nea...

Can 'Ghosts' Protect Military From Harm?

Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/25/2013 09:47 AM EST on LiveScience Ghostly illusions could one day help disguise military...

Scientists Create 'Perfect' Invisibility Cloak

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.12.2012 | Science

The days when invisibility cloaks were confined to the world of "Harry Potter" may soon be over. Physicists at Duke University announced Monday that t...

Will Harry Potter-Style 'Invisibility Cloak' Make Real-World Appearance?

Posted 05.16.2012 | Science

By: Adam Hadhazy, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor Published: 05/15/2012 01:08 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life's ...

Researchers Close To Real-World "Invisibility Cloak"

Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

Scientists have developed a new cloak of invisibility, a.k.a. invisibility cloak, and this time a version that cloaks objects from human vision could ...

WATCH: A Scientific Magic Trick You Gotta See To Believe!

Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts

If you are one of the many children, okay, adults, still waiting for your Hogwarts acceptance letter, we have good news! This insane video shows Japan...

Scientists Propose 'Antimagnet' Invisibility Cloak

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.24.2011 | Technology

The power of invisibility may soon be more than just a sci-fi fantasy. Researchers in Spain have developed an 'antimagnet' cloak that could hide objec...

What Is The Bullies Message?

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

The recent spate of bullying-induced suicides - below are the names Asher Brown, 13, Cypress, Texas Seth Walsh, 13, Tehachapi, California Justin Aab...

Scientists Create Invisibility Cloak Made From Silk

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Readers of the Harry Potter series will recall a shimmering cloak that granted its wearer the power of invisibility. Outside the world of wand-toting ...

The WEIRDEST University Research (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Ariel Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Invisibility cloaks? Cheating gorillas? The price of a pair of breasts? Find out which strange topics college researchers are digging into around the ...

Michio Kaku On Colbert: We Will Develop Invisibility Cloaks Within The Coming Decades (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku came on "The Colbert Report" last night to talk about his new book "The Physics of the Impossible" and the amazi...

Metamaterial: Scientists Research 'Invisibility Cloak'

Telegraph | Published: 7:00AM GMT 13 Nov 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak could be created by scientists who have been given a £4.9million grant for research aimed at "bending light" ...

Invisibility Cloak: Scientists Engineer Material That Can Bend Visible Light Around Objects

Times Online | Jonathan Leake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Times Online reports that scientists have developed a material that can bend visible light around objects: INVISIBILITY devices, long the realm o...