It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Carbon nanotube 'space camouflage' coating invented (cloaked ufos ?)

page: 1
5

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 10:52 AM
link   
Taken from the BBC Website: Carbon nanotube 'space camouflage' coating invented

STORY HERE

IS THIS NOT WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN USING TO CLOAK UFOS???

The cigar shaped uso springs to mind !



Tiny carbon tubes can be used to hide three-dimensional objects from view, according to a team of researchers.

The nanotubes are one-atom thick sheets of graphene wrapped into cylindrical tubes.

Engineers from University of Michigan found they could be used to obscure objects so that they appeared to be nothing more than a flat black sheet.

The team suggest "forests" of the material may one day be used to cloak spacecraft in deep space.

The group says the technology works because the nanotubes' "index of refraction [is] very close to that of air".

This means they slow down light to a similar degree.

As a result there is very little scattering of light as it passes from the air into the layer of nanotubes.

 
 

REMINDER!!
Posting Work Written by Others: PLEASE READ!
Going forward, if you post something that is not 100% your own writing or work you must use the EX TAG, post NO MORE THAN 10% of the original (or three paragraphs, whichever is least), and GIVE A LINK TO THE SOURCE MATERIAL. If the work you are posting is not on the internet, from a book for example, you MUST give a credit for that Book ( the title), its Author and Publisher.

 
 

edit on January 26th 2012 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 11:07 AM
link   
More technology filtering through to the public domain. If we are getting to hear about it now it's because they have had it for years.

Makes you wonder what they really have got behind closed doors. Moore's Law and all that.
edit on 26-1-2012 by DROKKR because: Spelling



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 11:10 AM
link   
Oh I am sure they have had this for awhile. We hear about five years after its been developed and tested to be functional. So give or take they have had this for some time now. Never know what they are going to come up with and what research they are using. Glad we have the funding for things like this..


-SAP-



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 11:24 AM
link   
reply to post by DROKKR
 


University of Michigan, Applied Physics Letters journal, University of Texas at Dallas, Nature, Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain, University of Birmingham, St Andrews University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and the University of Surrey in the UK, for instance, are they also behind that closed door?



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 11:26 AM
link   
Its so cute the way they release technology and assign it with a New Discovery tag by some university and corporation that will get some government cheese, power and immunity. The technology is always there...no new discovery is taking place. It is released and assigned

$



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 12:20 PM
link   
Of the uses we could think of for this tech, one of the first mentioned in the article is to hide tanks. smh.

Despite leaps and bounds in new tech, humanity still has a long way to go until it's out of diapers.



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:16 PM
link   
reply to post by DROKKR
 


Moore's law indeed. What they release to the public, they're already 40 years ahead. That's what I heard anyway...were...sorry, dunno. But think about it. If we're 40 years behind what's already out, what do you make of this? or this. And many other things that have come out in the last 10 years. The wold of tomorrow will be a strange place. If we get there.



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:34 PM
link   

Originally posted by Jasonlreeve
Engineers from University of Michigan found they could be used to obscure objects so that they appeared to be nothing more than a flat black sheet.


Reminds me of two black cuboids I saw flying at altitude some years back

In retrospect they could have been exotic military aircraft with this nanotube coating



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 03:07 PM
link   
Carbon Nanotubes have been around forever.

Even a simple search netted results from 2007.

Why is this news?



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 06:09 PM
link   

Originally posted by Furbs
Why is this news?


"All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self-evident". - Arthur Schopenhauer

i guess we arrived at stage three



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 06:54 PM
link   

Originally posted by zorgon

Originally posted by Furbs
Why is this news?


"All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self-evident". - Arthur Schopenhauer

i guess we arrived at stage three


Your tongue is sharp like a razor!



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 07:12 PM
link   
The BBC didn't mention that the "tiny 3D image" of a tank was truly tiny. It also didn't mention that the tiny tank disappeared against a black background.

What the nanotubes do is prevent light from being reflected from an object. So what do you get if the technology is applied to a "full sized" tank in the real world? You get a perfectly black tank against whatever background is behind it. You don't get an invisible tank. Why not just paint it black?




apl.aip.org...



posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:58 PM
link   

Originally posted by zorgon

Originally posted by Furbs
Why is this news?


"All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self-evident". - Arthur Schopenhauer

i guess we arrived at stage three


Get ready for stage four..

"The conspiracy theorists argue over whether or not it is all a lie."



new topics

top topics



 
5

log in

join