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Those damn Romulans are at it again.

The BBC is reporting today that scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have created a device that can render an object invisible in three dimensons.

Tolga Erin, who led the study, likens their method of cloaking via a photon metamaterial to placing a “carpet cloak” over a “carpet mirror.”

“It’s like a carpet mirror. If you hide an object under it, there is a bump, so you see a distortion in the reflected image,” Erin told the BBC. “We put the carpet cloak on top of that bump and it bends the light so that the distortions disappear.”

Oh, those crazy Germans and their carpets!

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Written by Mike Winder

March 19, 2010 at 7:02 pm

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