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'Cloaking Device' Could Improve Cell Phone Call Quality

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Jan 15, 2009, 2:41 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Scientists working on a way to bend light waves in order to cloak objects have stumbled onto another use for the technology. Duke University's David Smith, one of the researchers, said, "Cloaking technology could be used to make obstacles that impede communications signals 'disappear.'" Simply put, this technology could help cell phone signals avoid solid objects that stand in their way and become more "visible" to antennas receiving the signal. The technology involved uses a man-made substance called a meta-material. Duke's meta-material consists of 10,000 pieces of fiberglass arranged in a parallel pattern on a circuit board. The researchers said the technology is a long way from being able to actually make visible objects disappear.

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Remember now... Slammer Jan 15, 2009, 3:16 PM
won't the romulans be angry? Iknownothing Jan 15, 2009, 8:57 PM
But they already have this technology..... Jrockemsockem Jan 15, 2009, 6:35 PM
Cell-Phones VS. Predator Mark_S Jan 16, 2009, 9:50 AM
And also coming soon in the future.... consmonaut Jan 15, 2009, 3:59 PM
The I-Spy Phone NapalmBBQ Jan 15, 2009, 3:13 PM
 
 
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