Predator-like cloaking almost a reality

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Now here's something really cool! Research scientists at the University of California have engineered a material that can bend visible light around objects. The research is being funded by the American military, although it is still some years before we see it applied in real world scenarios.
The University of California's research follows on from earlier work conducted at the Imperial College in London that achieved similar results with microwaves. Like light, these are a form of electromagnetic radiation but their longer wave-length makes them far easier to manipulate. Achieving the same effect with visible light is a big advance.
Underlying the work is the idea that bending visible light around an object will hide it.

Xiang Zhang, the leader of the researchers, said: “In the case of invisibility cloaks or shields, the material would need to curve light waves completely around the object like a river flowing around a rock.” An observer looking at the cloaked object would then see light from behind it – making it seem to disappear.
The materials responsible for allowing the bending of light around an object are known as meta materials, and do not occur naturally. It has only been in the past few years that nano-scale engineering, manipulating matter at the level of atoms and molecules, has advanced sufficiently to give scientists the chance to create them. Astonishingly, researchers had to construct a material whose elements were engineered to within about 0.00000066 of a metre.
The world’s two leading scientific journals, Science and Nature, are expected to report the results this week.
"There's something out there waiting for us...and it ain't no man"
Although the immediate application may be obvious, what are the implications?
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19-08-2008, 17:57:21


Am using CPUZ and Asus Ai Suite (its Asus Maximus II Formula (P45) motherboard software)
When i put full load,i get 70-80 C

Just that I think your pc not 100% stable, you should use prime95 or orhtos for the streess test.

19-09-2008, 01:05:52

I'm trying to clock a Q9400 on a Maximus II Formula. I'm stuck at 3.80. Nirojasi, I'm wondering what your speeds and voltages are at because we have the same RAM, too. If you could post screenshots or just the text of what you see in BIOS... that'd be awesome.

Thank you.

19-09-2008, 02:39:00

Edit to that.. the safe volts is 1.38v.

Also, yes those temps are fine :)

Be careful with those auto ups.. it ups your volts on everything and could be on a high level which might burn out your chip very easily.

I personally hate them. I do it manually... using a part of the BIOS software to do it for you takes all the fun out of it!

19-09-2008, 09:44:37

Magic Numbers for you.

1.2855V for the FSB
1.19275V for the Northbridge.
CPU multiplier to 6x

Don't touch any of the other voltages, you should then be able to raise the FSB to 480MHz.

19-09-2008, 11:10:15

Why copy and paste that in twice?

19-09-2008, 11:25:01

Two threads, not everyone reads every read. Answers both questions.

Why not copy it in twice?

19-09-2008, 12:05:56

Because what is the point in putting in the same information on the same thread..? That is why I asked why you have done it.

It's not two threads.. it's two pages.

19-09-2008, 12:37:00


Because what is the point in putting in the same information on the same thread..? That is why I asked why you have done it.

It's not two threads.. it's two pages.

No. It was two threads.

19-09-2008, 12:43:40


Why copy and paste that in twice?

Why write something you've already wrote twice? All he did was quote himself. Which was the 'right' thing to do considering what he said is appropriate and applies to both topics.

19-09-2008, 14:04:56

Sorry I am pretty sure I saw it on the same thread twice.

I am really tired at the moment, please excuse me! :)

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