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Invisibility Cloak demoed at TED2013

From Carla Sinclair (boingboing):

Baile Zhang, an assistant professor of physics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, […] had demonstrated his “invisibility cloak”.

Now I’ll admit, when I first heard of Zhang’s invention, I pictured - against common sense - an invisibility cloak similar to the one Professor Dumbledore gave to Harry Potter. So I was a little surprised when the cloak looked more like a tiny clear plastic box just a few inches high, reminding me of a magic trick prop my 9-year-old daughter might have. Nevertheless, the cloak’s ability to conceal an object so that both the cloak and the object become invisible was astonishing. Zhang placed the cloak over a bright pink Post-it note and voila! Nothing! The pink paper disappeared. And the cloak itself wasn’t really visible in the first place.

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    Me alucina el comentario de que llama mas la atencion PORQUE NO SE PARECE A UNA MIERDA QUE SALE EN HARRY POTTER que por...
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    Sweet Jesus that’s amazing!
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    nope. need a cloak. please try again.
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    Holy shit