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Invisibility at the flick of a switch
Adverts for x-ray specs have tantalised kids throughout the decades. Sadly the reality is always a pair of useless plastic glasses, but this could all change due to a breakthrough made at Imperial College London. By exploiting the way that atoms move in solids the researchers have made solid materials turn completely transparent. 'This real life x-ray specs effect relies on a property of matter that is usually ignored that the electrons it contains move in a wave-like way', says Chris Phillips. 'What we have learnt is how to control these waves directly'.
The secret to this breakthrough at Imperial College London is specially patterned crystals made up of nanoscale boxes that hold electrons. 'Basically we have made 'designer atoms'',
researchers have made solid materials turn completely transparent.
Originally posted by warpboost
Are there any reports from Iraq about invisible vehicles etc? Just think a high energy laser on a truck or tank with cloaking tech would be so lethal. The laser is silent and invisible so the enemy wouldnt even know what was happening