Cloaking Light and Sound | Steven A. Cummer

March 1, 2017 8:06 pm
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The Romulan and Klingon cloaking devices of Star Trek were a source
of great frustration to the crew of the USS Enterprise, and Harry Potter’s treasured invisibility cloak, while imperfect, enabled Harry and friends to have many adventures, investigate and take action in
the battle of good and evil.

While invisibility cloaks are still the stuff of dreams, Steve Cummer’s lab and other scientists are making progress in demonstrating the ability to hide or cloak objects from electromagnetic radiation
and sound waves, potentially rendering them visually or acoustically hidden to the observer.