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Scientists Create Cloak of Partial Invisibility – Yahoo! News

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on October 20, 2006

Scientists Create Cloak of Partial Invisibility – Yahoo! News

Scientists Create Cloak of Partial Invisibility – Yahoo! News Scientists have created a cloaking device that can reroute certain wavelengths of light, forcing them around objects like water flowing around boulders in a stream. To creatures or machines that see only in microwave light, the cloaked object would appear nearly invisible….

I thought this was an interesting tidbit that many gamers might find interesting. Its application is primarily for Sci-Fi/Technology-based games, but may have some interesting information in terms of how invisibility might work in Fantasy games. I personally prefer *not* to turn Fantasy magic into an extention of technology (i.e., I prefer magic to not necessarilly follow all scientific laws).

One example of this is the idea that someone who is truly invisible wouldn’t be able to see b/c no light gets to them. This sort of removes the mysticism of it all and makes it seem, well, less magical. Your mileage will vary.

~Adaen of Bridgewater

Friday October 20, 2006 – 11:59am (EDT)

One Response to “Scientists Create Cloak of Partial Invisibility – Yahoo! News”

  1. And here’s an update on this that links back to us…http://discusshottopics.com/?p=55

    Discuss Hot Topics – Invisibility

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