April 18 2024


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Penn State Researchers Develop Cloaking Device

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Look out Romulans; humans are currently working on a cloaking device.

“Researchers at Penn State University created an underwater ground cloak capable of redirecting sound waves so objects appear concealed.

“The cloak uses a metamaterial that holds properties not found in nature, allowing waves to bend around an object as though it were not there.

“To test this, researchers created a three-foot-tall pyramid out of steel plates and placed it underwater. Producing sound waves with a hydrophone, researchers found the metamaterial redirected the waves in a way to make the pyramid appear invisible.”

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