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December 15, 2017

Single-Photon Detector Can Count to Four

Quantum information scientists teach an old detector a new trick previously believed impossible

January 01, 2007

Invisibility Cloak Named One of Science’s Top Breakthroughs of 2006

An "invisibility cloak" designed and tested by Duke University engineers was named one of Science magazine's top 10 breakthroughs of 2006. Science’s Top Ten list appears in the journal’s Dec. 22, 2006, issue. The cloak, which the magazine refers to as "the ultimate camouflage," deflects microwave [...]

December 01, 2006

Invisibility Cloak Lands Duke Engineers on ‘Scientific American 50′

Two researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have been named to the "Scientific American 50" for their work on developing an "invisibility cloak." Compiled by Scientific American magazine, the roster of leaders in research, business and public policy appeared in the December [...]

October 19, 2006

First Demonstration of a Working Invisibility Cloak

A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.

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