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Now you see it, now you don’t—scientists developing real ‘ultrathin’ invisibility cloak with scale-up potential

By Stephanie Liverani / September 22, 2015

The concept of the invisibility cloak is no longer limited to the pages of J.K. Rowling’s fictional masterpieces. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley are developing this technology for scalable, real-world applications.

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Geek out with your own invisibility cloak built from just four optical lenses

By April Gocha / October 7, 2014

Scientists at the University of Rochester have devised a simple cloaking device that, although not quite as perfect as Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, does make significant improvements over existing real-world cloaks.

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Friday fun video—Harry Potter theme music played on wine glasses

By Eileen De Guire / July 6, 2012

Harry Potter movie theme music played on water-filled wine glasses. For this, you need glass—metals and polymers just don’t have the chops. Credit: YouTube. J.K. Rowling published the first of the Harry Potter books in 1997 and an entire generation spent the next decade reading the seven volumes of the story as they were released…

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