May 26, 2006

Act Now!

Hmmm, Finn has got it wrong... we'd better get the world straightened out (rather, governments out of the world) before they get their hands on this stuff:

"Yes, you could actually make someone invisible as long as someone wears a cloak made of this material," said Patanjali Parimi, a Northeastern University physicist and design engineer at Chelton Microwave Corp. in Bolton, Mass. Parimi was not involved in the research.

Such a cloak does not exist, but early versions that could mask microwaves and other forms of electromagnetic radiation could be as close as 18 months away, Pendry said. He said the study was "an invitation to come and play with these new ideas."

"We will have a cloak after not too long," he said.

The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency supported the research, given the obvious military applications of such stealthy technology.

Via Unqualified Offerings.

Posted by Steve on May 26, 2006

Oh that's nothing. My sheep have been cloaking themselves for years (every night when I try to count them) and they don't even use cloaks! The Pentagon should really support barnyard research. : )

Posted by farmgirl at May 27, 2006 1:29 PM
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