27 Sep '15, 3pm

New invisibility cloak improves on previous designs with sneaky microscopic film | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Inn

Imagine a cloak made from thousands or perhaps millions of tiny mirrors. Mirrors reflect light and, as everyone knows, what is behind a mirror remains hidden because the mirror replaces what the viewer observes with a reflection. Most modern attempts at an invisibility cloak work on the same principles, by reflecting light and thereby hiding the subject in question. However, they run into some problems, especially around the edges of objects, where the tiny mirrors can bend light or reflect it back in colors, similar to a prism. Faults like that make it possible to detect an item that is supposed to be hidden, if you have a sharp eye.

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