Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Invisible Aircraft Overhead? .... Very Soon!

Video: A Quick Look At Invisibility

It seems that the next phase of stealth technologies has begun. Imagine looking up into the sky with total confidence that you're looking at a cloud, but instead it turns out that you're actually looking right through a large hovering aircraft covered in metamaterials.

That day may not be so far off. Many of our assumptions about what is possible, and what is not must now be revised.

Brace yourself for the dawn of a new era.

Welcome to a world of invisibility devices, Very High Resolution Ultrasound, and Sonar devices small enough to fit in your pocket, imaging devices that can see objects in optical frequencies which resolve smaller than the wavelength of the light source, and this is to name only a few of the applications to which metamaterials will be applied.

Get ready for the Metamaterials Revolution!

Invisibility Via Metamaterials - Read here.

What are Metamaterials - Read here on Wikipedia.

Professor David Smith's and Professor David Schurig's Duke University website.

DARPA's Metamaterials Website.

Metamaterial Research at University of Illinois' Beckman Institute

Godfather of Metamaterials Physicist John Pendry of Imperial College in London.

I found the following from an exchange on a forum, and just had to throw it in:

Once this thing is perfected, let's cloak THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, thus hiding it from our external enemies and rendering the United States safe forever from foreign attack!! We would have to, though, slightly change The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: " nation, under God, invisible, with liberty and justice for all."

1 comment:

19 said...

Very interesting. This reminds me, just tonight I heard something stomping through the leaves, but when I looked, there was nothing there. Or so it appeared. Thank you for pointing this out.

But, does this mean we've passed the point where objects other than data will be faxed? Because I was kinda hoping for that before invisible aircraft. Especially for working lunch hours. There's a particular sandwich I've been craving, but I never have time to go to the place and wait in line.

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