I'm still waiting for transparent aluminium so I can transport my humpback whale into the future to save the human race.
Also and invisibility cloak to hide my jetpack in.
Charles Bosse
You say "artificial atoms" in this article but I think you must mean something else. I'm guessing that the materials used are artificial compounds - the atoms themselves most likely coming by way of solar fusion and not "artificial" means such as particle accelerators - but if I'm wrong, please be more specific.
Max Mocchi
I think that by "artificial atoms" they mean quantum dots.
Odd that they would not explain that.
Transparent Aluminum already exists, Scion. It's called Aluminum Oxynitride.
Gregory Gannotti
no more complaining about the eye sores like cell phone towers and wind mills on the ocean. just make them invisible.
One clarification to the "Harry Potter" style cannot see the outside world from inside a perfect cloak, since light from all directions are routed around the cloak.
Greg G.: Not all innovations & applications are free of issues. Invisible cell towers and Wind Mills would be fairly tough on inattentive private pilots.
James T. Kirk
Cloaking devices are forbidden by treaty with the Romulan Star Empire.
Hey SCION, they already have it. From Wikipedia with many other search engine options to confirm description: Aluminium oxynitride or AlON is a transparent polycrystalline ceramic with cubic spinel crystal structure composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen. It is currently marketed under the name ALON by Surmet Corporation.
Can be made into windows and other things, at the price of synthetic emerald or sapphire or something.
M. Rajput
Yah..Its a nice work...But it is not the FIRST time..researchers R. K. Sinha and group (Monika Rajput) in University of Delhi (Delhi College of Engineering) have already achieved negative index for entire visible region in 2010. This paper is published in Applied Physics B.....