Stories about forthcoming (but never appearing) Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks have been a staple in the media for several years. Reuters reports that it’s the turn of the Materials Sciences Division of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to wind us up with yet another “coming soon”:
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A cloak of invisibility may be common in science fiction but it is not so easy in the real world. New research suggests such a device may be moving closer to reality.
Scientists said on Thursday they have successfully tested an ultra-thin invisibility cloak made of microscopic rectangular gold blocks that, like skin, conform to the shape of an object and can render it undetectable with visible light.