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Since the age of antiquity, many of us have had our minds fascinated by the Dream of Invisibility. Our imaginations have often marvelled about this otherwordly potential, and the endowment of all possibilities that may be attained through use of its extraordinary magic. In the recent past, there has been new surprises in the fields of science furthering our skills to tap into the wonders of this mystical power.
Long has it been thought among many researchers, that this ability may only be employed through the utilization of artificially designed metamaterials. However, researchers within the lab of Birmingham University have shown that this is not always the case. It has now been demonstrated that organic crystalline matter can remarkably activate this abilty, and to a significantly great extent.
So far, synthetic components have but served to yield results in rendering objects obscured only at certain wavelengths of light. This merely reduces their visibility, but does not create full transparency. As it turns out, Natural Calcite Crystals have succeeded in refracting light in such a way that it can make objects appear to vanish completely.
Calcite, (though one of the most abundant minerals on earth,) has a very unique quality. Scientists call this trait “Birefringence.” This is a rare attribute that causes the calcite crystal to interact exceptionally different in the presence of light, unlike most other minerals. These birefringrent properties hold key to a special process of double-refraction, restructuring the impression of light energy that radiates through the crystal. This is an important phenomenon that helps to initiate the invisibility effect that has been achieved within the labs of Birmingham University.