Aug 11 2008It's About Freaking Time: An Invisibility Cloak


Scientists at the University of California Berkeley have announced they're one step closer to the development of an invisibility cloak.

The light-bending effect relies on reversing refraction, the effect that makes a straw placed in water appear bent.

One approach used nanometre-scale stacks of silver and magnesium fluoride in a "fishnet" structure, while another made use of nanowires made of silver.

Light is neither absorbed nor reflected by the objects, passing "like water flowing around a rock," according to the researchers. As a result, only the light from behind the objects can be seen.

The team says the principles could one day be scaled up to make invisibility cloaks large enough to hide people.

Sweeeeet. Can you imagine the chaos once everybody gets their hands on an invisibility cloak? The entire world will collapse and I'll die trapped underneath a bench in the women's locker room.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, that really is me in the picture with an invisibility helmet I've been developing the past couple months. Works like a charm!

Invisibility cloak 'step closer' [bbcnews]

Thanks to Ema, Popadopolis, Paul, and moe mentos, all of whom are ninjas and don't need invisibility cloaks.

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Oh yeah kid!

haha... where do i get my invisibility helmet!!!!

Wait a minute... you're using your invisibility helmet to look at the flat chested fake cheerleaders in that pic... i'm disappointed Geekologie Guy... pehaps that's why the back of your head is facing them... you were disappointed too :-)

This guys might be about to own the entire British Department of Defense...

@ 4. El Basto - British Ministry of Defense (MOD)

green team looks 'aight...

plus, she really knows how to push her assets out to the front.

DUDE ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?! i would gladly bone every single one of those cheerleaders; order of hotness (greatest to least, scored 1-10) goes as follows: Green(9), Blue(8), Purple(6), Yellow(5). oh and INVISIBILITY CLOAK!?!?

"DUDE ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?! i would gladly bone every single one of those cheerleaders; order of hotness (greatest to least, scored 1-10) goes as follows: Green(9), Blue(8), Purple(6), Yellow(5). oh and INVISIBILITY CLOAK!?!? "

Yellow looks to be with child. So, as bone her you can imagine her unborn fetus also being a whore and sucking your manhood on every thrust.

@9... thank you, my good man. you have made my fantasies far wilder and satisfying.

Sweet side boob!

Geekologie Writer, I think I speak for all men (and most women) here on the comments page when I ask you to kindly post another picture without the invisibility helmet added so that we can see what else Green is offering. I must know.

please... so I can sleep tonight.

I think someone has put the invisibility cloak over Purple's breasts...they seem to be missing...

Seriously, those are web porn whores anyways. You wanna see'em nekkid you shouldn't have any trouble at all.

Saw this earlier but glad you ran with a photo that was a lot more in line with what... well some people were thinking. Not me, of course.

Hang on let me get my bi-focals so I can read what I'm typing. Why has the Geekologie blog's font suddently shrunk to like 6pt or something? Is it just me or?

Is it just me or does none of those women have t***?

Even green (which apparently is the favourite) is lacking in the breasts department. Green does have the 'cutest' face of the bunch...meh, this is why I'm not a lesbian; I'm just way too picky.

haha. Same, SG.

And this "new" technology is pretty old, really.
One fact that they failed to mention:
Because all light travels AROUND the material, if you were to completely cover yourself in it, you wouldn't be able to see out.

So it's really only good if you're playing extreme hide-and-seek.
Not so much for lockerroom peeping.


Actually these girls are lesbian cheerleaders. Check them out...NSFW

Thanks Koiphish, you dun good.

Step up from the ones at the top.

A lil word to the wise, OBVIOUSLY that link is not work safe. Thank god for circumventors.

*shakes fist @ 19* i clicked on it and as it loaded i closed it quickly

I thought he was linking to a picture sans invisible helmet.

OK, I know you are men, but c'mon! No one has mentioned the monetary possibilities, get the $$$ and the lockerroom spying is unnessecary

@16 Why don't you show us a picture of yourself. don't bother if your 36D but weight 200lbs.

great! now i get to worry about something falling off a truck on the interstate, wrapped up in this shit. fuk i lose.

why you gotta block out the hottest one in the photo?

Green(5), Blue(4), Purple(7), Yellow(6). on my name. It takes you to my Myspace page.

Jesus Christ, how many times have I had to post that? Sheesh...because if I'm going to comment, I have the spine to show myself. Odd concept? Perhaps.

Okay, you have t***.

wow these ladys need to learn how to stuff that sports bra! other then that i see it being any mans dream!

I'd cover my whole house with that shit...oops, can't find my house. Now I'm homeless; lesson learned.
Invisible car here I come. *schreeechhh BANG* "WTF?! Who rear ended me?"

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