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Now You See It, Now You Don't: Time Cloak Created
Associated Press ^ | 1-4-2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/05/2012 2:03:02 AM PST by Captain Beyond

AP Photo/Heather Deal, Cornell University

Scientists demonstrate how they have have created a new invisibility technique that doesnt just cloak an object -- like in Harry Potter books and movies -- but masks an entire event by briefly bending the speed of light around an event. In this illustratio, an art thief walks into a museum and steasl a painting without setting off laser beam alarms or even showing up on surveillance cameras.

WASHINGTON – It's one thing to make an object invisible, like Harry Potter's mythical cloak. But scientists have made an entire event impossible to see. They have invented a time masker.

Think of it as an art heist that takes place before your eyes and surveillance cameras. You don't see the thief strolling into the museum, taking the painting down or walking away, but he did. It's not just that the thief is invisible -- his whole activity is.

What scientists at Cornell University did was on a much smaller scale, both in terms of events and time. It happened so quickly that it's not even a blink of an eye. Their time cloak lasts an incredibly tiny fraction of a fraction of a second. They hid an event for 40 trillionths of a second, according to a study appearing in Thursday's edition of the journal Nature.

We see events happening as light from them reaches our eyes. Usually it's a continuous flow of light. In the new research, however, scientists were able to interrupt that flow for just an instant.

Other newly created invisibility cloaks fashioned by scientists move the light beams away in the traditional three dimensions. The Cornell team alters not where the light flows but how fast it moves, changing in the dimension of time, not space.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/04/now-see-it-now-dont-time-cloak-created/?test=latestnews#ixzz1iZm0F2by

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Business/Economy; Military/Veterans; Science
KEYWORDS: invisibilitycloak; light; napl; stealth; stringtheory
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1 posted on 01/05/2012 2:03:09 AM PST by Captain Beyond
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To: Captain Beyond

So all you have to do is steal things that are very, very small and do it very, very quickly?


2 posted on 01/05/2012 2:09:09 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Captain Beyond

Yeah I have seen this happening.

There and thats when I saw it.


3 posted on 01/05/2012 2:11:12 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Castigo Cay by Matt Bracken, check it out. And his other works.)
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To: Captain Beyond

Cloaked by metaphors, is more like it...


4 posted on 01/05/2012 2:15:22 AM PST by csense
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To: Captain Beyond

Extrapolation required.


5 posted on 01/05/2012 2:42:36 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: shibumi

Pikers.

:)


6 posted on 01/05/2012 2:44:30 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: Salamander

Just how ~do~ you bend something that isn’t there?

(42)


7 posted on 01/05/2012 2:46:24 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Captain Beyond
Sounds like deja vu, all over again.

-PJ

8 posted on 01/05/2012 2:50:00 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: shibumi

I practice on Schrodinger cats.

:)


9 posted on 01/05/2012 2:55:40 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: Salamander
This is my cat, Smyrgly.
He's half Cheshire, half Schrodinger and half Norwegian Forest Cat.



I know what you're thinking...
"That's three halves!"

Well, we're not completely sure if the Schrodinger half is there at all,
and the Cheshire half seems to appear and then vanish for no reason.

So in reality(?) we have somewhere between one half cat and a cat and a half.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 3:00:33 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

LOL! Cool cat.


11 posted on 01/05/2012 3:04:57 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky
No - this is a "cool cat."


12 posted on 01/05/2012 3:08:46 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

A freaking catastrophe.


13 posted on 01/05/2012 3:18:00 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: shibumi

feline pee line


14 posted on 01/05/2012 3:21:16 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: shibumi

15 posted on 01/05/2012 4:24:13 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: Salamander
*one nation under God, invisible, with liberty and justice for all....* Ta-Da!


16 posted on 01/05/2012 4:31:30 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: Captain Beyond

No... grant whores claim success... let us see independent labs verify.

LLS


17 posted on 01/05/2012 4:42:37 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Captain Beyond; windcliff; onedoug
Photobucket
18 posted on 01/05/2012 5:37:21 AM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Captain Beyond
...bending the speed of light...

There are pretty heavy fines for bending the speed limits on highways, what would be the fine for bending the speed of light?

19 posted on 01/05/2012 5:44:26 AM PST by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: stylecouncilor

I knew it. I just.......knew it. What a catastrophe.


20 posted on 01/05/2012 6:08:12 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: stylecouncilor

´It´s something that isn´t there, but you can´t see it!´


21 posted on 01/05/2012 7:32:33 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Captain Beyond

What a coincidence! I was just talking to someone about this tomorrow.


22 posted on 01/05/2012 7:46:31 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

This next post will disappear.


23 posted on 01/05/2012 10:15:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Since Obama's only challengers in 2012 are in the GOP debates, include him the next 15.)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

24 posted on 01/05/2012 10:16:55 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Since Obama's only challengers in 2012 are in the GOP debates, include him the next 15.)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Now it’s back!


25 posted on 01/05/2012 10:17:39 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Since Obama's only challengers in 2012 are in the GOP debates, include him the next 15.)
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To: Daffynition

26 posted on 01/05/2012 10:32:09 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...

.ytilasuac ekorb uoy ,taerg hO

27 posted on 01/05/2012 10:42:37 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander
LOL


28 posted on 01/05/2012 10:52:50 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: GreenHornet

ROFL


29 posted on 01/05/2012 11:40:19 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: Daffynition

When my mom was a kid, she put a piece of cantaloupe up her nose.

She doesn’t remember *why* but said it was up there for weeks before she finally sneezed it out.

Gross!


30 posted on 01/05/2012 11:42:16 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: Salamander

Legos and peas were our specialty...and *911* to the pediatrician.


31 posted on 01/05/2012 12:44:12 PM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: Captain Beyond; Slings and Arrows; shibumi; SunkenCiv
THIS
IS A
CLOAKED
POST

32 posted on 01/05/2012 1:13:53 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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33 posted on 01/05/2012 1:26:36 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: null and void

So, you become a “non event” with a probability of zero...


34 posted on 01/05/2012 4:33:34 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Grizzled Bear
LISTER: Is this going to hurt?

TODHUNTER: Haven't you ever travelled interstellar?

LISTER: No.

TODHUNTER: Oh, you don't feel a thing. The stasis room creates a static field of time. See, just as X-rays can't pass through lead, time cannot penetrate a stasis field. So, although you exist, you no longer exists in time, and for you time itself does not exist. You see, although you're still a mass, you are no longer an event in space-time, you are a non-event mass with a quantum probability of zero.

LISTER: Oh. Simple as that, eh?

35 posted on 01/05/2012 5:03:39 PM PST by null and void (Day 1080 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: martin_fierro; Captain Beyond; AdmSmith; bvw; callisto; ckilmer; dandelion; ganeshpuri89; ...

He's run down the curtain, and joined the choir invisible! He is a late parrot!

Thanks martin_fierro for the ping, and thanks CB for the topic.

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36 posted on 01/05/2012 6:30:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: martin_fierro; Elsie

Not with my Flying Inman’s decoder ring it’s not!


37 posted on 01/05/2012 6:58:59 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: shibumi

Last night I saw, upon the stair;
A little man, who wasn’t there.

He wasn’t there, again today;
Oh how I wish, he’d go away.


38 posted on 01/05/2012 8:02:30 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: shibumi

That is one symmetrical, uh..., kitty!


39 posted on 01/05/2012 8:04:03 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Daffynition

ET phone home.


40 posted on 01/05/2012 8:05:07 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: stylecouncilor

When you said LAB; I thought you meant...


41 posted on 01/05/2012 8:06:08 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Captain Beyond
...masks an entire event by briefly bending the speed of light around an event...

Leave it to the media to show their ignorance of science.

42 posted on 01/05/2012 8:07:39 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: martin_fierro
HERE is another...



43 posted on 01/05/2012 8:13:04 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

Looks more like a fancy hoodie ...


44 posted on 01/05/2012 9:14:00 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Daffynition

*Legos*?!?

Yikes!

I don’t recall ever sticking anything up my nose.

I did accidentally inhale a gnat this fall.

That hurt.


45 posted on 01/06/2012 12:48:57 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: Salamander

The gnat more than you!


46 posted on 01/06/2012 4:59:51 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: MHGinTN

You know how hard it is to even find a picture of a CLOAK?

let aLONE on a POST!!!


47 posted on 01/06/2012 5:00:59 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: MHGinTN
How about a croaked post; instead??




48 posted on 01/06/2012 5:05:13 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie; MHGinTN

>>> “You know how hard it is to even find a picture of a CLOAK?

let aLONE on a POST!!!”

I’ll bet if you took ‘safe search’ off... LOL


49 posted on 01/06/2012 7:31:33 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Hee hee!


50 posted on 01/06/2012 8:55:29 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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