Create your own invisibility cloak with a 3D printer

May 6, 2013 7:45 PM

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Create your own invisibility cloak with a 3D printer

Though desktop 3D printers are a relatively new method of manufacturing, you might argue that they’re already at a plateau. You can print cute figurines, teacups that might have a leak, and sometimes replacement parts for certain objects, such as gears — not the most useful items in the world. However, what if you were able to 3D-print an invisibility cloak? Researchers at Duke University have done just that.

An assistant research professor in computer engineering at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, Yaroslav Urzhumov, and his research team created a plastic invisibility cloak using a standard 3D printer. If you’ve been following recent invisibility cloak technology, you’ll almost certainly have expect...

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