Surfing on the web, i followed a link to a spanish newspaper where i found an article about a new invisibility device. it is also based on a National Geographic's article. It's very interesting, due to their references to Star Trek, the Romulans and other films... here are both links: http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/05/03/um/m-01188670.htm (spanish) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/02/0228_050228_invisibility.html (Natinoal Geographic)
Nice find there. This seems more along the lines of Metal Gear Solid's "Stealth Camo" than the starship grade cloaking devices from trek but an awsome read none the less.
*moved* to general discussion.
You can either agree with meor be wrong.
12th November 2003
:vikki: you guys watch far to much science fiction.
I doughbt it would work.
"preventing light from bouncing off the surface" lol hard to do Though they say it's just a concept sooo...
absorbing light as much as possible will simply make it show up as something very very dark, so you can still be seen, you just appear as a totaly dark figure, Because it absorbs light rather then bending it around the object, light reflected off of the enviornment behind the user is also absorbed, meaning you can't see through them, making it pointless.
I guess advaced mirrors could do it,
Note"Ciencia ficción" which i take means Science Fiction so Its probably not real.
for now its just a small device seems astonishing that it would absorb and not reflect light. it would be pretty strange to feel it but not see it. ive heard of a prototype suit that was in developement, which uses small cameras in the rear and some sort of "mirror suit like screen" in the front which projects what the cameras view in the rear. though movement would distort the image and of course under certian light you would cast a shadow defeating the purpose of being invisible. hopefully this other device would make you completely invisible.