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2013-03-27 11:43:21 AM  
subby, I gave you a plus one in my previous comment
 
2013-03-27 12:17:31 PM  
I don't see what you did there
 
2013-03-27 12:37:52 PM  
HOTY candidate. Well done, Subby! Out yourself!!!
 
2013-03-27 12:46:53 PM  
I'll go get the Elder Wand.
 
2013-03-27 12:50:16 PM  
I'll believe it when I don't see it.
 
2013-03-27 12:51:03 PM  
My microwave acts like it doesn't see things, but I think it really does.
 
2013-03-27 12:51:26 PM  
I have so many ideas on how I would use that. Would make sex fun, too. Would certainly get rid of the paperbag over the head, now you can just wear an invisible cloak and get nookie.
 
2013-03-27 12:51:31 PM  
Page isn't loading for me.

Is that the joke?
 
2013-03-27 12:52:42 PM  

Alphakronik: I'll believe it when I don't see it.


I just don't see it happening in our lifetime.
 
2013-03-27 12:52:48 PM  
Nothing new here. Project Aurora has been using this for the past two decades to hide it's activity after leaving Groom lake at night to take reconnaissance photos around the world.

/It's why you aren't cleared to cruise above FL600
//Doesn't trip TCAS
 
2013-03-27 12:53:01 PM  
FTFA: Scientists have finally created an invisibility cloak similar to the one foretold in the Harry Potter franchise

It wasn't FORETOLD, it was ancient and HP is set in modern times.

/English mf, do you speak it?
 
2013-03-27 12:54:02 PM  
I wish they would put an invisibility cloak around the town dump.  The mound has broken over the top of the surrounding trees and is still climbing.  A little fabreeze and an invisibility cloak would go a long way towards solving NIMBY.  (Could we get some active noise cancellation at the airport too?
 
2013-03-27 12:56:27 PM  

Anastacya: I have so many ideas on how I would use that. Would make sex fun, too. Would certainly get rid of the paperbag over the head, now you can just wear an invisible cloak and get nookie.


Sure but don't forget what happened to the Invisible Man.
 
2013-03-27 12:56:35 PM  
AT LAST!  Now I can effectively hide part of my body from my microwave.  Well done, science.  Well done indeed.

/seriously, that is pretty cool.
 
2013-03-27 12:57:10 PM  
...now where are the damn transporters, science?!?
 
2013-03-27 01:04:23 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-27 01:05:07 PM  
Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.
 
2013-03-27 01:08:52 PM  
This should revolutionize microwave-safe cookware.
 
2013-03-27 01:10:52 PM  

Virtuoso80: This should revolutionize microwave-safe cookware.


Cool.
 
2013-03-27 01:12:57 PM  
0rk.
 
2013-03-27 01:16:12 PM  

SuperChuck: Anastacya: I have so many ideas on how I would use that. Would make sex fun, too. Would certainly get rid of the paperbag over the head, now you can just wear an invisible cloak and get nookie.

Sure but don't forget what happened to the Invisible Man.


True, but I was thinking more along the lines of beer goggles. :P
 
2013-03-27 01:18:00 PM  
Burt Campbell impressed.
 
2013-03-27 01:18:08 PM  
i2.ytimg.com
 
2013-03-27 01:21:28 PM  

gunga galunga: Page isn't loading for me.

Is that the joke?


A very base joke.
 
2013-03-27 01:25:41 PM  

logieal: Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.


If it doesn't reflect any light, then wouldn't it be black? Suppose we made an observation unit to spy on a primitive tribe, and used this technology to coat the outside of the box so that all light hitting it would not reflect. Then wouldn't the primitive tribe just see a big black rectangle object since it's not transparent? Because that would probably freak them out.
 
2013-03-27 01:25:51 PM  
neverfeltbetter.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-27 01:26:05 PM  

logieal: Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.


For many, if not most, of the applications where you might want to use camouflage, that's probably good enough.
 
2013-03-27 01:29:54 PM  
I'm not getting the joke here. Is it that the rest of the sentence is supposed to be invisible?
 
2013-03-27 01:31:56 PM  

ZeroPly: logieal: Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.

If it doesn't reflect any light, then wouldn't it be black? Suppose we made an observation unit to spy on a primitive tribe, and used this technology to coat the outside of the box so that all light hitting it would not reflect. Then wouldn't the primitive tribe just see a big black rectangle object since it's not transparent? Because that would probably freak them out.


It depends whether you think that black is the opposite of a mirror, or if you think a window is.
 
2013-03-27 01:32:39 PM  

Wayne 985: I'm not getting the joke here. Is it that the rest of the sentence is supposed to be invisible?


Ye
 
2013-03-27 01:33:49 PM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-27 01:42:49 PM  

ZeroPly: logieal: Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.

If it doesn't reflect any light, then wouldn't it be black? Suppose we made an observation unit to spy on a primitive tribe, and used this technology to coat the outside of the box so that all light hitting it would not reflect. Then wouldn't the primitive tribe just see a big black rectangle object since it's not transparent? Because that would probably freak them out.


They might even develop space travel as a result.
 
2013-03-27 01:43:50 PM  
You know, I'm pretty sure that was supposed to read "Psychics at Cal Tech"....
 
2013-03-27 01:55:37 PM  
Haha I get jokes.
 
2013-03-27 01:56:49 PM  
They should call it the Lamont Cranston devise once they get it fully operational.
 
2013-03-27 01:59:26 PM  
img534.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-27 02:01:39 PM  
pH
 
2013-03-27 02:08:27 PM  
You could just use a ghost blind.
 
2013-03-27 02:09:25 PM  
I'm wearing invisible pants right now so I'm getting a kick......
 
2013-03-27 02:09:52 PM  
Remember this the next time you hear someone say that all Texans are slack-jawed yokels.
 
2013-03-27 02:15:02 PM  
This is cute and all, but until yall "magically" find a way to make parking downtown less of a nightmare, I have no interest in this.
 
2013-03-27 02:18:33 PM  
UCK
 
2013-03-27 02:18:40 PM  
What is cloaked cannot be unseen.
 
2013-03-27 02:21:27 PM  
To all those saying 'this is nice, but do something practical'...
These scientists bent a small portion of the laws of the universe to their whims.
How is that not cool?
 
2013-03-27 02:23:27 PM  
 
2013-03-27 02:26:11 PM  
They need to be careful with this cloaking technology. Remember that TNG episode where that experimental ship cloaked itself into an asteroid?

That cylinder is probably going to be stuck in some pizzeria by early next week.
 
2013-03-27 02:30:26 PM  
They made a whole movie about this called the "Philadelphia Experiment."  It was cheap, mostly awful but it did prove that Michael Pare was a worse actor than Michael Dudikoff.
 
2013-03-27 02:33:35 PM  

toasterpip: To all those saying 'this is nice, but do something practical'...
These scientists bent a small portion of the laws of the universe to their whims.
How is that not cool?


Cool, yes - Bending the laws of the universe - not even close.  At best they now understand the laws of the universe in a tiny bit more detail and figured out a way around them.
 
2013-03-27 02:36:06 PM  
I expect a lot more crime once these go mainstream.
 
2013-03-27 02:40:35 PM  

Spaced Lion: Remember this the next time you hear someone say that all Texans are slack-jawed yokels.


All the Texans we see on TV news are slack jawed yokels.
 
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