Items tagged with cloaking

There was a time when laser beams were a thing of science fiction and the picture phone just found on episodes of The Jetsons.  And cloaking devices, well let's just say the Romulans gave James T. and the gang a bit of heart burn with their peek-a-boo ways but in reality the capability, though explored in science fiction throughout the years from Star Trek to Star Wars, seemed pretty far-fetched.  Or is it?  Like the laser and the picture phone now modern day web cam, advances in cloaking technology seem to be real, tangible and yes, even proven... "A device that can bestow... Read more...
Sulu, where did that ship go damn it?!  Get Spock on the bridge now.  This can't be possible! PORTLAND, Ore. - John Pendry, a physicist at Imperial College in London, predicted in 2000 that metals could be engineered to reverse electrical fields. Since his prediction, metamaterials with a negative index of refraction have been created and demonstrated from gigahertz to optical frequencies. Now, Pendry and two engineering colleagues, David Schrig and David Smith, are predicting that both electrical and the magnetic properties can be varied in inhomogeneous composites with embedded... Read more...
Now here at HotHardware, we get some cool stuff in our mailbox. Reviews for the latest and greatest hardware are nice, but this thing is just something else. If you're one of those people who are doing something your not supposed to be doing at a PC, either at work or at home, you're probably constantly looking over your shoulder. The boss, co-workers, even your spouse could be just around the corner, ready to catch you in the act. For you, there is the Stealth Switch Desktop Cloaking Device, which is little more than a panic button designed to keep what you're doing private...... Read more...