From: Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 03 2004 - 11:22:43 MDT
It's been done with clothing in Japan.
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> Of Eugen Leitl
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> Subject: Re: Book Review "Nano" No spoilers
> On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 03:58:06AM -0700, Thomas Buckner wrote:
> > --- Keith Henson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > In another place Marlow describes an invisible
> > > aircraft, one that has light
> > > emitters on it that make the surface of the
> > > aircraft look like the
> > > background and the story line makes use of the
> > > invisible properties of the
> > > aircraft. It is reasonable to assume that we
> > > could eventually have
> > > aircraft surfaces that can display the view
> > > blocked by the aircraft. But
> > > if you think about it, to do this you have to
> > > know exactly what direction
> > > you want to fool someone. Otherwise, you don't
> > > know what background to
> > > present. This is applying pre high school
> > > geometry and a bit of logic.
> You have to fake the wavefront in the VIS wavelenght range,
> which asks for phased array optics and
> sensors, and a computer to drive them.
> All of this is not very difficult with bulk nanoelectronics.
> This will work in VIS, but it will be impossible to
> sustainably prevent a huge emission in far IR.
> Can you dissipate the power anisotropically, anyone knows?
> > This has been done, primitively. Some WW2
> > antisubmarine aircraft had rows of light bulbs on
> > the leading edge of the wings which caused the
> > aircraft to blend into the background light of
> > the sky until it was too close for the sub to
> > dive. It did work.
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