Invisibility cloaks: Will we ever really have them?

Invisibility Cloak

Invisibility Cloak

You’ve seen the films, you’ve read the popular science stories. It’s time to ask: when will you have your invisibility cloak? Hold your horses. It’s looking like a great many things inspired by cloaking science will come to pass before then. Behind most cloaking ideas is the use of metamaterials – materials whose properties are purposefully designed, defined not by chemistry but by the materials’ size, shape and structure. They are already starting to crop up in consumer technology, and could find widespread use in applications ranging from computers to concert halls. Read the full story at the BBC.



Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living as well as his daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. For more information, visit

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