Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"A myriad of fascinating devices are achievable using transformation optics and metamaterials. One of the most exciting applications is an

electromagnetic cloak that can bend light around itself, similar to the flow of water around a stone, making visible both the cloak and an object hidden inside," said Dr. Richard Hammond, a theoretical physicist with the Army Research Office, who discussed the early stages of research looking at “cloaking,” or using advanced fiber optics to make everyday objects invisible during a DoD Bloggers Roundtable on Aug. 20. While this technology is still a long way from being battlefield ready, Hammond said, a 2006 experiment demonstrated the ability to make an object invisible at eye-level.

Joining us on the call were Andrew Lubin,; Grim,; Christian Lowe,, and David Axe,

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