Sunday, March 27, 2011

Now you see me.. Now you don't.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could just throw on a cloak and be invisible? Or if you had a button on your wrist watch that made you invisible from everyone else. Just think of all the stuff that could be done with that kind of power. Both good and bad things I suppose, not to be naive.

Well what was once thought to be impossible may be becoming very possible. Dr. Semouchkina of Michigan Tech University has found a way to possibly do it.

She and her research team are using a magnetic resonance to bend the light around objects to make them completely invisible to the human eye. Your eye would not be able to detect the object because the magnetic field would accelerate the light as it travels around the object. How awesome is that?

This is possible because of the development of new materials that are able to have multiple resonances these are known as "metamaterials"

Here is the full article. along with a picture of Dr. Semouchkina.

So if you ever find yourself in the future getting spied on to later be assassinated or just playing the best game of hide-n-seek of your entire life. Make sure you remember to thank Elena Semouchkina and her associates.

Credit: Elena Semouchkina, ECE Department, Michigan Tech University


  1. Elena Semouchkina, remember that name!

  2. That's actually amazing. I often do daydream about becoming invisible and what I would do given the opportunity.... as I'm sure most people do.

  3. that would be absolutely awesome to be invisible. potentially a terrible thing though!


  4. wait, magnets affecting light direction?
    i think its a perfect time for the phrase "Fucking magnets how do they work?"

  5. hmmmm the things i would do if i was invisible. :)

  6. Not going to lie, I'm pretty sure if I had an invisible cloak I'd be (even more of) a pervert. Just sayin'

  7. Have heard of this and it seems pretty awesome.

  8. Great now everybody can be the spy!

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