cloaking

physics

You Will Never Be Invisible

The sci-fi dream of perfect passive invisibility will forever remain a dream, argue engineers.
Michael Byrne
7.6.16
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.
Ryan Faith
9.23.15
studies

Physicists Open a Tabletop Magnetic 'Wormhole'

It doesn't really warp the fabric of spacetime, but still.
Michael Byrne
8.22.15
Photography

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.
Jason Koebler
12.3.14
security

Time Cloaks Are Almost Ready for the Real-World

An entirely new sort of encryption technology.
Michael Byrne
11.30.14
videos

Make Your Own Invisibility Cloak for Less Than $100

Optical physics goes DIY.
Michael Byrne
9.28.14
Science

​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.
Jordan Pearson
8.19.14
Motherboard Blog

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.
Brian Merchant
12.19.13
Motherboard Blog

Invisibility Cloaks Can Actually Make Hidden Objects Appear Even Brighter

But a new proposed method offers some promise for the future of invisibility.
Michael Byrne
11.12.13
Motherboard Blog

Hiding Data with Temporal Cloaking Might Thwart Surveillance

But will this technology ever make it into the hands internet users?
DJ Pangburn
6.6.13
Fashion

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.
Kelly Bourdet
1.21.13
Motherboard Blog

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...
Brian Anderson
5.29.12
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