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More Trekky Stuff


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Since the unintentional theme of my posts so far have revolved around Star Trek, I have decided to just go looking for stuff from the episodes that poses some amount of plausibility in our future. Today's topic: Invisibility Cloak

Apparently the technology isn't far off. Scientists have developed a material on a microscopic scale that they believe renders things "invisible" through it's ability to bend light. The process is called reverse refraction. You know how when you have a straw in a glass of water, the part below the water appears bent at a different angle then the part above the water? same concept. The material literally bends light around 3D objects without absorbing the light rays themselves, making items seem invisible. Maybe this Romulan and Klingon technology wasn't so far fetched after all.

To read more, here's the address: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7553061.stm

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