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Invisibility Shields One Step Closer With New Metamaterials That Bend Light Backwards
August 11, 2008
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have for the first time, engineered 3-D materials that can reverse the natural direction of visible and near-infrared light, a development that could help form the basis for higher resolution optical imaging, nanocircuits for high-powered computers, and, to the delight of science-fiction and fantasy buffs, cloaking devices that could render objects invisible to the human eye.
University of California, Berkeley
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