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  • Invisibility cloak? Scientists invent invisibility cloak that could hide humans
    Invisibility cloak? Scientists invent invisibility cloak that could hide humans
    Invisibility cloaks have attracted the attention of many audiences, from teens who read Harry Potter to researchers who believe in the possibility of turning invisibility cloaks into a reality. AsYahoo!explained on June 7, in order to develop an...
  • YA readers will love 'Invisibility' by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
    YA readers will love 'Invisibility' by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
    "Invisibility" is by two best-selling authors, David Levithan and Andrea Cremer. It's about two teenagers who meet in an apartment building in New York City. Each is lonely, but the bond that connects them will threaten their very...
  • University of Texas at Austin:  Invisibility Cloak Breakthrough
    University of Texas at Austin: Invisibility Cloak Research Breakthrough
    Way before Harry Potter, there was Star Trek (the Original Series) in 1966 with the cloaking device. And now scientists have announced that breakthroughs have been made with an invisibility cloak that works in the microwave (as opposed to visible)...
  • BIEBER NEARLY CASTRATED:  Again, we have the solution to the problem.
    BIEBER NEARLY CASTRATED: Again, we have the solution to the problem.
    The news that a so-called " kill Justin Bieber" plot had reportedly been foiled, or there had reportedly been a plot that failed, or something like that, came as not quite a surprise to us here in this corner of the Canadian world.Why?...
  • Towards the Star Trek style invisibility cloak
    Towards the Star Trek style invisibility cloak
    Star Trek invisibility cloak indeed. That's how Professor David R. Smith (Duke University, Meta Group) referred to his research into novel electromagnetic materials in 2006. Professor Smith and one of his colleagues - Nathan Landy - have just...
  • The One Ring
    Researchers produce 'perfect,' but 2D-only, invisibility cloak
    Scientists have been saying they could produce an invisibility cloak for some time, and they now say they have produced a "perfect demonstration." While perhaps as not as perfect as the cloak in the "Harry Potter" films, the...
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
    Classic creatures of SF: Invisible people and creatures
    Each article in this "Classic Creatures" series will define the classic creature or character, give you examples of it and provide resources and information about it right here in Long Beach.What is invisibility?If something is not...
  • Made in Texas: The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)
    Made in Texas: The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)
    There have been many great movies that have been filmed in the state of Texas. The Amazing Transparent Man is not one of them.It's a good old-fashioned atomic age science fiction film noir directed by the D.W. Griffith of poverty row, the...
  • The front cover of an edition of "The Invisible Man"
    Part 2: H.G. Wells impressively conjures the tool of invisibilty
    However, the main strategy of The Invisible Man is a story similar to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, fixated on the sad truth that great knowledge brings destructive, dangerous power. One of Wells’ main themes is that unless humans become...
  • An example of an "Invisible Man" in the 2003 film "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"
    Part 1: H.G. Wells impressively conjures the tool of invisibilty
    H.G. Wells was definitely a pessimist. Although he was a “Father of Science” like his colleague Jules Verne, Wells was as unlike his optimistic counterpart as he could possibly be. Every single work he ever wrote analyzed the negative...
  • The invisible Man
    SF subgenres: Invisibility in speculative fiction
    As speculative fiction has grown and evolved, the original sub-genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror have fractured into even more sub-genres. In this series of "SF subgenres," I'll not only identify and define these sub...
  • Nick Fang
    U of I "cloak" hides objects from sonar underwater
    Invisibility cloaks may not just be the stuff of Harry Potter after all.A University of Illinois team, led by mechanical science and engineering professor Nicholas Fang, has developed a material which masks objects from sonar and other ultrasound...
  • Illustration of how a cloaking device would appear to visible light when activated
    Space-time invisibility cloak becomes a reality
    Research from Imperial College London is now taking invisibility into the fourth dimension -- time -- creating the groundbreaking potential to hide whole events.The laws of physics might make the creation of a transporter that can dematerialise...