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Bending light the 'wrong' way

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:43 AM
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Bending light the 'wrong' way


www.nanowerk.com

The effect can be seen just by poking a stick into the water; at the water surface, the light changes its direction, the stick appears to be bent. This tilt is described by the refractive index. For years, scientists have been trying to create special materials with a negative refractive index – their optical properties are quite different from those of normal materials. Researchers at the TU Vienna could now show that even common metals can have a negative refractive index, if they are placed in a magnetic field
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:43 AM
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So, metal can bend light, not just for black holes, or meta-materials in a lab anymore. It can be done with common metals like cobalt, nickel, and iron by putting them in an electromagnetic field, and the exciting discovery of this breakthrough technology is the application of it in the field of optics. It's hypothesized that this discovery will result in optical lensing that's capable of infinitely high resolution said the one of the discoverers and scientist, Andrei Pimenov.

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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interesting,
thanks

how much longer will it be before we truly see the light???

seeya



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:54 AM
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The implications of this discovery go beyond that of the perfect lens, it may be the factor for skewed astronomical discoveries using optical lenses, it also may lead to better stealth technology. There's a lot of room to hypothesize about the implications of this break-through as electromagnetic fields are everywhere, and most of what we have believed, is because what we have seen. This relates to so many things, and a favorite on ATS, unidentified flying objects and optical lensing effects through electromagnetism with simple metals and EMF fields.

This was reported by ABC news Austria, in March of this Year, 2011

www.abc.net.au...


Prior research in the United Kingdom showed the phenomenon was possible with microwaves. Although scientists had suspected since the 1960s that the reverse Doppler effect was possible with light waves, the technology didn't exist to prove the concept. The researchers achieved this by creating an artificial nanostructured crystal - known as a 'photonic crystal' - out of silicon. "In our super prism the dispersion of light was twice the magnitude of a standard Newton prism," Gu says. "This large angle makes the prism's refractive index - a property that determines how fast light travels through it - change to negative." All materials that occur in nature have a positive refractive index. This means whenever they move in respect to an observer, they will exhibit the standard Doppler effect. "By creating this artificial material, with a negative refractive index, we were able to reverse this natural phenomenon," Gu says.


Well, there is no need to "create artificial material" anymore for negative refraction. Flip of a switch is all you need now, no stealth materials needed.

What's interesting is this is being reported in March of this year, and in the same country as the discoverers of this new phenomenon; March-August; about six months. So in six months, they went from artificial material, to naturally occurring material in an EMF field.

Does this have anything to do with Pakistan handing over the stealth Black-hawk to China? Just a thought.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:08 AM
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I could have sworn i heard about this last year in some documentary or science show. Working to bend light around objects to essentially make an actual cloaking device. Using metals and magnetic fields they were able to bend light around some tiny thing (honestly can't remember) and make it for all intents and purposes, invisible.

I know they are working on the material that is made up of tiny cameras and essentially fakes the cloak by displaying on the front what the camera sees from the back. It wouldn't be perfect, far from it, but could help conceal stationary units until the enemy is within striking distance.

But actually bending the light around an object, that's the key.

My question would be, wouldn't we see the tell tale effects of this? Galactic lensing produces that aura that lets you know the light has bent around something on it's path to you. Wouldn't this technology leave the same aura?



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:01 AM
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I believe they've known about this since at least, umm... some time in 1943 (just after Tesla's death). The Philadelphia Experiment was doing exactly this: trying to bend light around a great big metal object (a destroyer escort vessel), using enormous electromagnetic fields, to cloak it, to make it invisible. After the ship sort of phased out of reality and people melted through steel bulkheads, the Navy "abandoned" the project and still says to this day that it never took place. Sounds to me like some other researchers decided to take up where it left off... and succeeded. Let's just hope they get it right this time...
edit on 8/18/2011 by Thought Provoker because: Date correction



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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I thought, and have read that the "melted through the hull" was BS.
Can you provide me with the proof of this.. From everything I have looked at, speculation
and hearsay is the only proof to it.. Do you have anything other than hearsay or speculation?



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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I was born 23 years after the event. Thus, I, like most of humanity, only have several decades of eyewitness accounts and about four hundred TV documentaries to go on. But since this latest scientific breakthrough makes it obviously crystal-clear that magnetic fields around metallic objects can bend light and hide something from view, and given the fact that that's the exact description those witnesses give of the Philadelphia Experiment's goals and even methodology, I'd say it's NOT a "recent breakthrough" or even a new idea. The P.E. has been public knowledge for at least 30 or 40 years now. You might as well ask me to prove that the Crusades actually happened.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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Sounds very much
like UFO technology
but it is human!!

Who would of thought!



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by Thought Provoker
reply to post by ShaunHatfield
 

I was born 23 years after the event. Thus, I, like most of humanity, only have several decades of eyewitness accounts and about four hundred TV documentaries to go on. But since this latest scientific breakthrough makes it obviously crystal-clear that magnetic fields around metallic objects can bend light and hide something from view, and given the fact that that's the exact description those witnesses give of the Philadelphia Experiment's goals and even methodology, I'd say it's NOT a "recent breakthrough" or even a new idea. The P.E. has been public knowledge for at least 30 or 40 years now. You might as well ask me to prove that the Crusades actually happened.


I agree (about technology being more advanced that the scientific/military/industrial complex lets us know).




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