Invisibility cloak a step closer
March 27th, 2013
05:50 AM ET

Invisibility cloak a step closer

Some scientists seem to take their cues from science fiction or fantasy novels.

Physicists in Texas have developed a method to make objects "invisible" within a limited range of light waves. It's not Harry Potter's invisibility cloak just yet, but scientists say it has a lot of potential.

The desire to become invisible dates back to the ancient Greeks, if not further. In mythological literature, gods and goddesses donned a headdress to disappear from sight. Like Potter's cloak, the "cap of invisibility" was imbued with magical powers.

A fixture in magic, the invisibility cloak has now advanced to science.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. s kel

    Cnn uses this cloak to hid peoples comments.

    March 27, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. stuart

    I. Want one. To watch women shower

    March 27, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Nurse: Doctor, there is an invisible man in your waiting room.

    Doctor: Tell him I can't see him now.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    @s kel @bobcat. lol
    Good morning all.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    And that 'cloak' was just used to hide my further comments.

    March 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BOMBO

    Star Trek reference blocked by CNN.

    March 27, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO

    Just so you know CNN, Spock would have kicked the crap out of Harry Potter.

    March 27, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    Vulcan grip all the way @ BOMBO ! ;)

    March 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol too bad cnn didnt use the cloak to hide the neighborhood troll cuz im sure sick of seeing him.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |