Harry Potter in Flatland

Last year, physicists demonstrated technology that might someday hide you from radar. That’s still a long shot from Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, but an experiment published in this week’s Science gets closer to performing same trick with visible light rather than a radar’s microwaves. For now, though, the trick will only hide you if you are a two-dimensional character living in a two-dimensional world…

Read more in my Science News article: Closer to Vanishing: Bending light as a step toward invisibility cloaks.

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