Open Source Software Makes the Invisible Man
May 30, 2007, 21:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"A University of Liverpool mathematician claims 30-year-old open
source software has cracked the equation that will allow scientists
to make objects--such as humans, tanks or even entire
"The mathematical theory builds on earlier research into
cloaking technology by Imperial College's Professor John Pendry. He
developed artificial materials (or meta-materials) that can make
light sweep around an object, theoretically rendering it invisible.
'You play geometrical tricks,' Pendry told PC Pro. 'You force
[light] particles to go around an object just like water goes
around a stone...'"