By Shepard Ambellas | Intellihub.com
Just like I saw in old Star Trek episodes when I was a kid — cloaking
From Hollywood to reality
Do you remember on random old Star Trek episodes when the Klingon would cloak their ships to avoid detection by Star Fleet vessels? It was an amazing feature, offering them a great battle advantage.
Well beam me up Scotty, because now a new form of cloaking exists right here on planet Earth in 2014 which may be the first of its type. It’s called the “Rochester Cloak”.
According to a recent article posted on Yahoo News by Caurie Putnam:
The so-called Rochester Cloak is not really a tangible cloak at all. Rather the device looks like equipment used by an optometrist. When an object is placed behind the layered lenses it seems to disappear.
Previous cloaking methods have been complicated, expensive, and not able to hide objects in three dimensions when viewed at varying angles, they say.
“From what, we know this is the first cloaking device that provides three-dimensional, continuously multidirectional cloaking,” said Joseph Choi, a graduate student who helped develop the method at Rochester, which is renowned for its optical research.
Imagine what the next 10 years will bring.
About the author:
Shepard Ambellas is the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified.