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'Invisibility cloak' uses lenses to bend light

A device called the Rochester Cloak uses an array of lenses to bend light, effectively rendering what is on the other side invisible to the eye. And you can try it for yourself.

By September 28, 2014

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Super-dense pulsing star ducks behind invisibility cloak

For the first time, a distant, pulsing neutron star was there for astronomers to study -- until it disappeared. Crave's Eric Mack explains the extreme forces hiding it from view.

By January 12, 2015

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Real-life invisibility with lenses on Tomorrow Daily

​We're loving this "invisibility cloaking" from Rochester University; apparently, you can recreate this effect with off-the-shelf lenses, but the university hopes to apply the technology to things like getting surgeons' hands out of the way during procedures. It's not quite Harry Potter, but it's still pretty cool.

By September 29, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 059: Wearable drones, invisibility cloaking, and realistic cars on Rainbow Road

On today's show, we check out a wearable drone named Nixie, watch realistic cars race the Nintendo 64 version of Rainbow Road, discuss a flexible phablet for your wrist, and learn more about Rochester University's invisibility cloak lenses.

By September 29, 2014

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Use Cloak to avoid social-network frenemies in real life

The iPhone application, which bills itself as an antisocial network, alerts you when flagged Instagram and Foursquare "friends" are close by.

By March 19, 2014

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Discovering long-lost secrets for waking the dead, becoming invisible

Crave's Eric Mack travels to the middle of the far northern ocean to track down the lost magic arts, and discovers he never wants to wear "necropants."

By April 7, 2015

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Netflix cloaks itself in Marvel superheroes

The online video site has cut a deal with Marvel parent Disney for a number of series based on Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and other super-powered characters.

By November 7, 2013

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Transient star grazing our solar system 'just left,' cosmically speaking

The nearest star beyond our own sun is 4 light-years away, but not long ago (in terms of cosmic time) a small binary star system buzzed the edge of our solar system, coming five times closer to Earth.

By February 18, 2015

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Court rules that IP cloaking to access blocked sites violates law

In a case between Craigslist and data harvester 3Taps, a federal judge rules that changing an IP address or using a proxy server to access a blocked Web site violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

By August 19, 2013

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3D-print your own invisibility cloak, kind of

Engineers at Duke University have used 3D printing to create an object that can shield against detection from microwave beams.

By May 7, 2013