Invisibility is a staple of science fiction, from H.G. Wells to Romulans. Now scientists see a way to make objects disappear
By JR MinkelPosted 09.27.2006 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
Scroll to the bottom of the page for a video simulation of an invisibility-equipped Aston Martin. And for a timeline detailing the history of innovations in the science of invisitbility, click 'View Photos' at left.
WHAT: A way to make objects invisible. The trick is to use metamaterial, a complex hybrid structure of metal and insulator that makes light move around an object like air flowing over an airplane wing.