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Mathematician Designs a Time Cloak That Uses Just Light and Mirrors

You know what the futurists are always saying: Time cloaks are so cool but they're so complicated. And it's true! What were you expecting from a device that literally hides moments in time? A Northwestern mathematician has just shown, though, it doesn't have to be quite so hard after all. Read More >>

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A Time Cloak Made from Lasers Can Erase Data from History

Time cloaks are so much cooler than invisibility cloaks because they use freaking time to hide things, not silly dumb vision tricks. This new method of using a time cloak is the first that can cloak data at rapid rates. It might change security altogether. Read More >>

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Scientists Create "Perfect" Invisibility Cloak

Scientists working at Duke University have unveiled a new attempt at a cloaking effect that they claim is "flawless". (Can you unveil an invisibility cloak? Discuss.) Before all you Harry Potter fans get in a tizzy though, this particular cloak comes with a few caveats. Read More >>

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Mercedes Makes an Invisible Minivan: I Hope This Becomes an Official Option

Mercedes claims that its new fuel cell technology results in vehicles with no omissions, so it's as if they're invisible to the environment. And to drive this fact home, literally, they created a vehicle that was invisible to everything else. Read More >>

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Scientists Completely "Cloak" Three-Dimensional Objects for the First Time

Hiding behind a life-sized negative of yourself won't actually turn you invisible. But researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have figured out how to use that same idea to make real-world objects vanish when shot with microwave energy. Read More >>

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Scientists Invent Cloak of Silence, Still Working on Cone Version

Invisibility cloaks have been making headlines recently, whether underwater, on Jeeps, or in labs. They're great for keeping you out of sight, but what if you want to move silently too? There's the newly developed "silence cloak." Read More >>

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Carbon Nanotube Forest Hides Objects In the Black Void

We've seen people attempt invisibility cloaks for ages, mostly failing miserably, even in films. But how about hiding something with darkness. That's what researchers using carbon nanotube forests are attempting to do. Read More >>

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Squids and Octopi Change From Invisible to Camouflaged in a Snap

Squids and octopi are mesmerizing creatures when you can get a look at them. But that's not so easy thanks to their magical invisibility and camouflage powers. Read More >>

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