Through the (zero-reflection) looking glass

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iGav, May 2, 2006.

  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    So... would it really appear 'invisible' as some think? :eek: :cool:

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  2. GilGrissom macrumors 65816

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    Next time I walk into a glass wall I'll let you know!
     
  3. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    I did that when I was visiting my old college a few years back, in front of a gaggle of lovelies too. :eek:
     
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    The russians actually built something like this a couple of years ago. It was for 10 cm waves(or there abouts).
     
  5. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    This will open up a world of possibilities if they can find a way to manufacture it at a reasonable price. Imagine consumer level telescope eye-pieces with no energy loss :eek: :).
     
  6. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    I had me some deja vu after I posted this thread, I recall we discussed something similar a while ago too. hmmmmm.
     
  7. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    As they say. "Those who learn from history are doomed to watch it repeat"

    Its kinda cool that they are attempting it with visible light now. The negative refraction index still bothers me as it implies that light moves faster through this whatever than the supposedly maximum speed of the universe. Interesting implications for causality.

    186,000 miles/sec It's not just a good idea; It's the law.
     

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