Invisibility Cloaks are finally here. While they may not be anywhere near what science fiction would lead us to believe, the first steps are big and the progress will continue.
“We built the cloak, and it worked,” said Landy, a graduate student working in the laboratory at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering. “It split light into two waves which traveled around an object in the center and re-emerged as the single wave minimal loss due to reflections.”
The article continues on, saying that,
“There are drawbacks to even this research effort, of course. It can only hide objects so small they are not visible to the naked eye, and that success has predominantly been in wavelengths longer than what the eye can, see such as infrared, microwaves and radio.
While full invisibility cloaks, to hide humans and military vehicles are still a bit far off, we can be sure that the technology is being pursued and that it is only a matter of time.