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Introducing cloaking

Invisibility cloaking is happening right now in a basement laboratory at the university. Watch this video about one of the most innovative methods to date.

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Invisibility cloaking no longer seems to be relegated to the realm of science fiction. It’s happening right now in a basement laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin. There are several different techniques to cloak the visibility of an object, but this video explores one of the most unique and innovative methods to date.

Dr. Andrea Alù, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the university’s Cockrell School of Engineering, takes us into his lab and explains plasmonic cloaking, the method he and his group have used to successfully mask the visibility of an object to the microwave spectrum.

View an infographic explaining the cloaking process.

This video originally appeared on the Texas Advanced Computing Center website.