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Even Harry Potter’s Impressed

A light-bending material spun with DNA and gold could give us an invisibility cloak

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IN A HUGE BREAKTHROUGH INVOLVING BOTH chemistry and physics, scientists have found a way to create entirely new classes of material that can bend oncoming light around them, making them appear invisible. No, that is not hyperbole, and yes, this is how the cloaking devices work on Star Trek. And yes, you are allowed to be excited.

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