Military Invisibility Cloak

Premiere DateOct 16, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:20 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Zi Jing
04:00 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Developing an invisibility cloak
09:30 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Future projects and military use
11:40 The Daily Beat Outro
11:50 Neptune Sun Ghost Ease
16:01 Finish

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Today on the Daily Beat, Friday October 16, 2015: Listen to part 2 of our interview with Zi Jing Wong on the break-through research at UC Berkeley in creating a scalable invisibility cloak. At the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) at Berkeley, Wong and his team created an invisibility cloak can be used to conceal an object from view by guiding light around it. Most cloaks developed so far have bulky structures that are difficult to scale up for hiding large objects. To design a thin invisibility cloak that can be wrapped around an object such as a sheet or skin, Ni et al. designed a two-dimensional meta-material surface. Such flexible, highly reflective materials could be manufactured at large scale to hide large objects.


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