posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 06:56 AM
Cool, the next step would be to make it affordable. Apparently the article said it required miniscule engineering of artificial atoms to make this
work - not an easy thing to do en masse.
Step 1: Make work in visible wavelengths (10 years at most)
Step 2: Make it affordable to build (15 more years)
So in about 25 years we could probably start seeing the first uses of this technology.
Talking about cloaking in the infrared spectrum, wouldn't the military like this technology for fighter jets so that they could avoid heat-seekers?
It would make the infrared wavelength of the fighter jet invisible, no?
However, I guess the exhaust trails might still give off enough heat to allow the missile to remain locked - though it might not be as accurate.