3D 'Invisibility Cloak' Unveiled By NY Scientists

A news ‘invisibility’ cloaking device has been unveiled by US scientists which they say can be constructed at home, causes no distortion of objects in the background, and can conceal objects in 3D from different angles.

Scientists from upstate New York’s University of Rochester have managed to create the device, which looks like a set of optometrist’s equipment and can bend light around the “cloaked” object so that it appears invisible.

The lenses used in the process are easily obtainable and inexpensive.

However, while “cloaking” the object, it is not currently in cloaked form, and remains a series of layered lenses which makes the object placed behind appear as if it is not there.

“A lot of people have worked on a lot of different aspects of optical cloaking for years,” said John Howell, a professor of physics at the institution.

“From what we know, this is the first cloaking device that provides three-dimensional, continuously multidirectional cloaking,” added graduate student Joseph Choi.