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written by David Smith
This page from a research group at Duke University examines methods of cloaking and invisibility in science fiction and fantasy and compares those technologies with the research group's results. The possibilities and limitations of cloaking technology are explored in the conclusion of the article.
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2006 David R. Smith
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Keywords: invisibility, light, metamaterials
Record Creator: Metadata instance created September 30, 2009 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Sep 30, 2009 by Ed Lee
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May 28, 2006
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D. Smith, Cloaking and Invisibility: Fact and Fiction, (2006), <>.
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Smith, D. (2006, May 28). Cloaking and Invisibility: Fact and Fiction. Retrieved July 29, 2016, from
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Smith, David. Cloaking and Invisibility: Fact and Fiction. May 28, 2006. (accessed 29 July 2016).
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Smith, David. Cloaking and Invisibility: Fact and Fiction. 2006. 28 May 2006. 29 July 2016 <>.
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