Friday Squid Blogging: "Invisibility Cloak Materials Made from Reflective Self-Assembling Squid Proteins"

Security and squid:

A new study into the biophysical properties of a highly reflective and self-organizing squid protein called reflectin will inform researchers about the process of “bottom-up” synthesis of nanoscale structures and could lead to the development of thin-film coatings for microstructured materials, bringing scientists one step closer to the development of an “invisibility cloak.”

Posted on June 8, 2007 at 5:53 PM6 Comments


Muaz Niazi June 23, 2007 1:00 AM

When they say invisibility, I think it means invisibility from visible light. However, this visibility is different for different people or even different species.

It does not mean invisibility to e.g. Sound (Sonar) or else infra-red or ultravoilet or other portions of the electromagnetic spectrums.

IMHO, this technology may enhance our TV, giving us better screens and high quality resolutions and smaller lower powered Ambient/Wearable devices more than it would generate an invisibility cloak!

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