Super Rich Black — Scientific Frontiers

The Washington Post reports on A1 how scientists have accomplished the first steps towards a cloak of invisibility ala Harry Potter or Star Trek (read full story). Researchers have created a paper-thin material that absorbs 30 times as much light as the government’s current standard for the blackest black. The material can be used to “bend” light so it flows around an object, effectively rendering it invisible. The only problem, the cloak is not a 1-way mirror: you can’t see out of it. But one researches chimes in, you can still communicate by old fashioned voice.

Here’s the graphic that accompanied the story.

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