Farty's Fortunes

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Science Alert

Scienticians in California have announced that they have developed a working invisibility cloak, just in time for the latest Star Trek movie. Previous attempts used metals which absorb some of the light and so reveal the location of the cloaked object, but the current meta-materials are totally state-of-the-art.

"The cloak's design cancels out the distortion produced by the bulge of the object underneath, bending light around it - like water around a rock - and giving the illusion of a flattened surface," says the blurb on the BBC website.

See if you can guess what the hidden object is, then click on the image to see if you were right.



#Debi said...

I guess I fall into the last label category, 'cause I clicked on the image...Nice one! :)

Lesley said...

I would say that was AWESOME, but that would cause poor kitty's demise. Or so you tell me. Which would not be good. Obviously.

Signed, Slaphead #2 (Assuming #Debi is #1.)

Mr H said...

Is it a triangle?

Leni Qinan said...

I clicked on it too -poor thing, lol-. I'd love to have one of these cloaks bit ti be seen in some places. That would be real fun.

((Btw, I still can't stop laughing at your last Fortune. *falls off her chair collapsing with laughter*))

Mr Farty said...

#Debi - You have to be bald to be a scientician. Or is that scientologist? I can never remember the difference between boffins, slapheads and plain nerds.

Lesley - Obviously killing kittens is a bad thing. Sorry about MtC, he was awesome. Oops.

Mr H - Mmm cheese triangles...

Leni - Farty's Fortunes are picked at random (hit Refresh to see what I mean) so I don't know which one you saw. Did it involve a cup of tea?

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Does that cat work for MI5?

Leni Qinan said...

Dear Farty, it had to do with the 3 things a guy needs early in the morning. Yes, one of them was a cup of tea, lol.

Mr Farty said...

Daffers - I thought it was MI6 that had all the cool cats.

Leni - Lucky guess.