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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by bg1256, Oct 22, 2006.
Successful Cloaking Experiment
Think we'll ever actually have Klingon-like vehicles? :laugh:
If we do, then there's an easy solution - look out the window!
The whole point is if you can deflect microwaves you can do the same with lightwaves.
The real problem here is anything you want to hide has to be inside the device. . .
All they have really done here is made a super-stealth bomber, same concept only without the problem of having to actually have a plane in it too.
I heard that the russians have something similar, except it requires a great deal of electricity to run and actually glows; and they landed on a carrier somewhere out in the ocean
"I always wanted to be invisible" ... Grandfather Little Big Man
Star Trek, if you don't know the word.
Somebody call for an exterminator?
Pshh, Klingon's are freakin' posers. The Romulans had the cloaking device first. Blow off, damn warrior freaks.
Well of course this thing as it stands is useless, but as a demonstration of principle it's interesting. I wonder if the difficulties in bending visible light are surmountable.
Yeah, that sounds plausible.
I know that. I just realised that I've not made a Star Trek comic joke on Klingons yet. I'm thinking on how.
Hmmm.... I would have figured the Japanese would do this first. What better to facillitate stealing soiled panties than a cloaking device? Plus the possibilities for their game shows...
Funny that this is the way it was done first. I always imagined it would be a brute-force approach, just recording all the inputs along all sides and projecting them on the opposite side. Now they do it some fancy-schmancy "bending waves around the object" method. Way to make Hollywood look smart, guys. :thumbsup:
Your 'brute force' method would be detectable because there would be at least one bright spot where the projector is. Ever look towards the back of a movie theater?
I figure the best way of having visual spectrum cloaking is going to be in fiber optic strands that change color via electrical signals woven into fabric. Sensors on the outfit will identify the surrounding enviroment and change the fiber's imagery based on that. Even a rudimentary system could improve upon our already amazingly good camo.
Imagine camo that imitates fluttering leaves whent eh wind is blowing. Over 50 yards out you'd be invisible - provided you're not skylined.
Okay, since no one else has... corny joke time!
What do toilet paper and the starship Enterprise have in common?
They fly around uranus and pick up klingons!
*Runs off before the groaning and fruit-throwing starts happening*
They did, using this:
I remember seeing an article on it, they made this special cloak that they projected the scene behind it onto. Of course, the massive projector was a bit of a giveaway.
That takes me back about fifteen years.
I vaguely remember seeing a snippet on Discovery Channel about something like that. It looked like they outfitted a suit with a bunch of interlocking LCD screens on the front and a bunch of cameras on the back. The cameras would record whats behind the wearer and play it on the screens, thus giving a one-way invisibility effect. Not perfect, especially since the head wasn't covered, nor were the legs, but again, from a distance it would be very hard to spot the person.
I also recall them saying that they're working on outfitting the suit with screens on both sides and fitting the cameras in the seams between the screens, to give a two-way effect.
I know, isn't it wonderful? :shocked: