Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Remember cloaking?

Okay, you Star Trek geeks, you remember how the Romulans had cloaking technology? I know I'm exposing myself by posting this, but there are more of you out there than care to admit it!
Well, in a case of science fiction becoming science, some dudes discovered a way to shine a laser on an object so that the object disappears.  The catch? The effect only works on the infrared spectrum of light, which means we can't see it happen (which makes it a real lousy trick at dinner parties - " Watch as I shine a laser on your hand to make it disappear.  Dude, it's still there.  Ah, yes, but it is invisible in the infrared spectrum of light! Oh, ok.). 
But the principle could possibly be extended to the visible spectrum of light and then you'd have cloaking technology for real...

1 comment:

M. Imran Abd Ash-Shakur Rana said...

Live long and prosper, geek.