Okay, this is going to be a short one. I’ve written about the amazing invisibility cloak media hype before. It’s back in the news again and again there’s absolutely nothing new to report:
Researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology report they were able to cloak a tiny bump in a layer of gold, preventing its detection at nearly visible infrared frequencies.
Oh, did they?!
A tiny bump in a layer of gold?! They turned it invisible?!
WOW, THAT’S SO INCREDIBLY–hmm, what’s the opposite of exciting?
From Grimm’s fairy tales to Harry Potter, the cloak of invisibility has played a major role in fiction. Now scientists have taken a small but important new step toward making it reality.
Wow! It IS like Harry Potter. . .only you know, boring. Kids will be thoroughly thrilled about having the ability to cloak a tiny bump in a layer of gold, preventing its detection at nearly visible infrared frequencies.
Just think the all the amazing practical applications that will have. We’ll finally be able to hide pennies! Wait, what? That’s copper? Never mind. Just read what I wrote the last time.