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    Space–time invisibility cloak could 'edit history'

    Physicists in the UK have proposed a "space–time" invisibility cloak that, if built, could be used to prevent signal interference or give the illusion of a Star Trek teleportation device.

    The idea comes after four years of research by different groups that are creating devices to make objects invisible. In 2006 researchers at Duke University in the US created the first device that could cloak a small object in two dimensions in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Last year groups at Cornell University and the University of California at Berkeley, US, independently created 2D cloaks that operated at optical wavelengths. Then, earlier this year, a team at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany went one step further to produce a 3D optical cloak.

    The latest development, by Martin McCall and colleagues of Imperial College, London, and the University of Salford, might see cloaks add yet another dimension to their capability: time. The idea is to create a tunnel through which an object could perform an action – move or change shape, for example – while appearing as though it is doing nothing at all.
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    cloak your gun(or the act of drawing it). i can see all kinds of problems with this in the wrong hands, but it damn sure is interesting to read about.
    If guns cause crime.....mine must be defective.

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    As interesting as reading Science Fiction, which is no coincidence. The physics does not work in the way they are tying to fool people into thinking it does.

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    I'm of the mindset that most of this stuff isn't necessarily fiction.....just unobtainable for the foreseeable future. We'll be running around like cloaked Predators in another two to three hundred years(maybe).
    If guns cause crime.....mine must be defective.

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    The more we understand about Quantum Entanglement and Superposition the closer these and similar "sci-fi" inventions become.

    Make no mistake, the universe works in amazing ways that we don't even understand... yet.

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    so is this coming soon to a k-mart near me? i could realy have some fun with this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    so is this coming soon to a k-mart near me?
    No. As one who's spent their life in the world of physics and engineering, I can assure you it's pure rubbish.

    You may continue to believe it of some worth, however, as is your perogative. However, it remains pure rubbish.
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    There you go ruining peoples fantasy with reality.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
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    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
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