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Date:6/30/2011

int to another.

Although no-one has yet tried to build a spacetime cloak in the lab, McCall and Kinsler argue that "there is no obvious reason why such a cloak could not be achieved quite soon, perhaps even within a few years".

Also in this month's special issue on invisibility.

  • Invisibility is now a reality, but scientists are not satisfied and are still searching for the holy grail a cloak of invisibility that can hide macroscale objects from view at any angle, using unpolarized visible light. Wenshan Cai and Vladimir Shalaev map out the road ahead on this mission.

  • The quest to achieve true invisibility has inspired ambitious goals beyond merely cloaking visible light. Ulf Leonhardt takes a light-hearted look at the top five possible spin-offs from invisibility science.

  • Tales of invisible people and magical invisibility-bestowing objects have thrilled us for millennia. Sidney Perkowitz reveals how these myths and fantasies are now becoming a reality.


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