Invisibility Cloak demoed at TED2013


27 Responses to “Invisibility Cloak demoed at TED2013”

  1. liquidself says:

    I’m not sure what I’m looking at; but I’m stealing it.

  2. gadfly says:

    A million fucking dollars.

  3. I bet it wouldn’t work if the background was something else than vertical stripes…

  4. Gerald Mander says:

    The dropbox link has been disabled due to heavy traffic. Wahhh.

  5. David Pescovitz says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, bOING bOING co-founder and longtime editrix-in-chief, Ms. Carla Sinclair! If you don’t know, now you know.

  6. Kimmo says:

    Dropbox for a vid?

    What’s wrong with Youtube? Not like I can’t grab my own copy from there.

  7. ldobe says:

    From what I understand, these calcite crystals are doing the same thing as a fibreoptic cable.  Like a real life version of the photoshop heal tool right?  Substitutes light from one spot in another, so it looks like nothing’s there?

  8. yadayada says:

    The link in the story has been boingboinged:

    Error (509)This account’s public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!

  9. Sceadugenga says:

    There’s a freely-accessible paper from the same team here:

  10. After searching for severel minutes I didn’t find the video! Rookie…

  11. Art says:

    Saw the vid on your link a few hours ago.  Astonishing!  Purely optical. 

    I hope that Mr. Zhang can take this to a higher level.

  12. SamSam says:

    So does it work from all angles? I might have guessed that the crystalline structure might be similar to, say, fiber optics, which would carry light from the front to the back but not from side-to-side.

  13. Nash Rambler says:

    Wow.  The military is going to be more excited about this than when that professor from Medfield College flew a Model T around the congressional dome.

  14. sparky3489 says:

    YAY for 2nd grade science!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Imagine someone from the Pentagon watching this. Suddenly they’d try to think of StarCraft-esque detector technology.

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