Scientists demonstrate how they have have created a new invisibility technique that doesnít just cloak an object — like in Harry Potter books and movies — but masks an entire event. It is a time masker that works by briefly bending the speed of light around an event. Cornell scientists explain what they are talking about in this 2011 illustration that shows that if this technique is ever scaled up an art thief can walk into a museum and steal a painting without setting of laser beam alarms or even showing up on surveillance cameras or your eyes.
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published Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
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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.