Scientists Closer to Invisibility Cloak

New material geared towards military, medical uses
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Aug 10, 2008 5:24 PM CDT
In this artist rendering, a next-generation stealth fighter jet that Japan has decided to develop is shown.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Soon Harry Potter may not be the only one wearing an invisibility cloak. Researchers today announced a new material that bends light away from objects, causing "negative refraction" and "cloaking." The technology, which adds to earlier research veiling two-dimensional objects, will likely conceal military devices and improve medical techniques, LiveScience reports. (Read more invisibility stories.)