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.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).