Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tsunami Invisibility Cloak

An invisibility cloak for water waves

A really exciting invention is the above water "invisibility cloak". Based on research with bending waves of light around an object to make the object invisible, the same principles have been applied to bending waves of water around an object.

This technology could be applied on a medium scale to protect things like oil rigs from Tsunamis, and I wonder if a large variation of this could protect small islands?

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