A team of researchers at Duke University have made a small cylinder invisible to microwave radiation.
This is far away from cloaking a person, but still pretty significant.
What they did was create a metamaterial that bends long-wavelength light (radio waves) around it, so anything behind the material is rendered invisible.
Now they just need to move onto short-wavelength light, which is standard visible light.
That means just working at much smaller scales than we easily can today.
We think instead of working on metamaterials scientists should just invent magic.
Boom. Problem solved! LOLZ!
[Image via Duke University.]
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