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Elisabeth Moss stars in the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel. Universal Pictures

A brief history of invisibility on screen

Invisibility has been used to indulge fantasies of good and evil, level social critiques or warn of the dangers of power in the wrong hands.
A new invisibility cloak can hide objects using an ultrathin layer of nanoantennas that reflect off light. Are humans next? Courtesy of Xiang Zhang group, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley

Ten years on, invisibility cloaks are close to becoming a manufacturable reality

Research into invisibility cloaks has been flourishing over the past decade yet they have still not reached the market. But that may be about to change.
Now you see him … Eric Tastad/Flickr

Invisibility cloaks closer thanks to ‘digital metamaterials’

The concept of “digital metamaterials” – a simple way of designing metamaterials with bizarre optical properties that could hasten the development of devices such as invisibility cloaks and superlenses…

New technique for invisibility cloaking

The first working invisibility cloak, designed using topology optimisation technique, has masked a poker chip-sized disc…
There are many ways physical laws can be exploited to trick cameras, detectors and eyes. Niels Linneberg

Invisibility tech is advancing, but not seeing is believing

What do Casper the Friendly Ghost, Harry Potter and H.G Wells’ Griffin all have in common? The answer, of course, is “the ability to become invisible”. And these three characters weren’t the first to have…

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