Elastic Invisibility Cloak that hides objects from touch?
Elastic Invisibility Cloak allows to hide from touching / Mechanical meta-material can be produced in millimetre size.
In past years invisibility cloaks have been developed to hide objects from light, heat and sound. But hiding an object from being touched? Scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now succeeded in creating a volume in which an object can be hidden from touch. Read more about this amazing discovery here.
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The laws of physics prevent an optical invisibility cloak from making objects in air invisible for any directions, colours and polarizations, however, if the medium is changed, it becomes much easier to hide objects. KIT physicists have now succeeded in manufacturing an ideal invisibility cloak for diffusive light-scattering media. Read more about the KIT team's work here.