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01-22-2013, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
If it's bending visible light, isn't it also plausible it could bend infrared light? In fact, the longer wavelength in the IR portion of the electromagnetic spectrum should make it easier to refract than visible light. How does the 2nd law of thermodynamics even apply here? The cloak doesn't stop an object from radiating heat into its environment, it simply bends the electromagnetic radiation (light, whether in the visible or infrared spectrum).

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...ity-cloak.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0721164007.htm
Most (all?) IR scopes are passive. Imagine it's a camera or viewhole that only sees IR.


If they were active (ie: they shoot IR at a target and wait for it to bounce back and hit a receiver), then bending IR would matter.

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