A 1,476-foot tower equipped with its very own cloaking device

The South Korean government has granted approval to begin construction on what will be the world's first "invisible" tower. Called the Infinity Tower, it will be equipped with an LED facade system and optical cameras to give it a reflective skin — and a striking translucent appearance. » 9/12/13 12:31pm 9/12/13 12:31pm

Imagining Life After the Invisibility Cloak

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Researchers claim that the creation of an invisibility cloak is feasible with future technology, and that soon humans could have the ability to blend in with their surroundings. Not content to wait for science to catch up with imagination, Dutch artist Desiree Palmen uses paint to camouflage her subjects, giving us a… » 12/05/08 8:30am 12/05/08 8:30am

Invisibility: Just One Facet of the Wide, Wild World of Optical…

Cat's eyes look creepy because, at certain sudden angles, they reflect light directly back at you, the viewer. The ever-popular question of invisibility is wrapped up in that ability to reflect light at certain directions, commonly known as the refractive index. This week, two physicists from the UK and the Czech… » 11/30/08 4:00pm 11/30/08 4:00pm

Secrets of the Metamaterials that Will Make You Invisible

Invisibility used to be the stuff of comic books and Harry Potter novels. But this week, scientists from UC Berkeley have emerged with two new invisibility-producing "metamaterials," engineered substances that bend electromagnetic waves in ways they've never bent before. They call it "negative refraction." But you and I… » 8/12/08 3:20pm 8/12/08 3:20pm