Klingon tech at the U of R: proff demonstrates simple cloaking.

You may have seen some of the innovations in the world of optical cloaking that have allowed scientists to create a “cloak of invisibilty” by altering the speed of a beam of light. With this in mind, a University of Rochester physics professor and his son decided to show how household items can create their own types of highly-effective cloaking devices.

The result is a highly-entertaining short video showing how allowing water to bend light in its normal fashion can make a great cloaking device.

The paper they wrote together points out that, by rethinking simple optics, real-world cloaking technology could be applied to things like satellites and other things that only require unidirectional cloaking.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.

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