You Will Never Be Invisible
The sci-fi dream of perfect passive invisibility will forever remain a dream, argue engineers.
Opinion and Analysis
Invisibility Cloaking Still Isn't Much to Look At
Unless you're the size of a few human cells, you're too big to hide under science's current version of an invisibility cloak. That may change, but not for many years.
Physicists Open a Tabletop Magnetic 'Wormhole'
It doesn't really warp the fabric of spacetime, but still.
The Fastest Camera Ever Created Will Be Used to Study Invisibility Cloaks
You can watch exactly how light interacts with objects using a camera that captures 100 billion frames per second.
Time Cloaks Are Almost Ready for the Real-World
An entirely new sort of encryption technology.
Make Your Own Invisibility Cloak for Less Than $100
Optical physics goes DIY.
This Next-Gen Cloaking Material Is Made of Synthetic Octopus Skin
It's not exactly field ready, but it does offer a great glimpse into the future.
China Is Bankrolling No Fewer Than 40 Different Invisibility Cloaks
From a hypersonic warjet with "full invisibility" to vanishing cat-boxes, here are some of the dozens of invisibility cloaks China is pursuing.
Invisibility Cloaks Can Actually Make Hidden Objects Appear Even Brighter
But a new proposed method offers some promise for the future of invisibility.
Hiding Data with Temporal Cloaking Might Thwart Surveillance
But will this technology ever make it into the hands internet users?
Adam Harvey Wants to Cloak You from Drones
The New York-based artist-engineer just revealed a new line of nickel-metalized garments, including hijab and a version of a burqa, that are designed to thwart IR-detection by thermal cameras.
David R. Smith is Hidden in Plain Sight
Ah, invisibility. To simply disappear one's self is sort of _the_ recurring superpower dream, really - right up there with flight, or X-ray vision. "It just appeals to your imagination," says David R. Smith, a cloaking researcher at Duke University...