According to the Detroit Free Press (read the article here), a cloaking device has been invented and a copper cylinder was cloaked.  “It’s an artificial mirage,” says David Schurig, a researcher at Duke University.  The microwaves aimed at an object, in this case it was a copper cylinder, just pass over and around the object without detecting its presence.  I am as amazed as my grandmother was when she saw a car for the first time.

This was reported in the journal, Science.  Neat.  I can hear the StarTrek theme in the background.  “The Klingons just uncloaked, Keptan, I’m giving ‘er all she’s got.”

Actually, this is cloaking device is one of those milestones that we knew would happen way back in the ‘60s (dark ages to you youngun’s), which I wasn’t sure I’d see in my lifetime.  There are lots more that have been invented such as the Communicator, a hand held device which allows communication between persons that are many miles apart; Tricorder, a device which sees into the body and detects illnesses and cancers—we call it an MRI and a PET scan; Photon torpedo—we call it laser surgery; talking computers, brain wave interactive computers and so many other things that this old brain can’t remember.  All that’s left now is the Transporter and the Reconstituter, a device that goes beyond the microwave because it delivers every thing from pot roast to apples to Earl Gray tea.   

There really is nothing new under the sun, man has already dreamed about it.  However, it seems that technology is catching up to man’s dreams.  

Gina Burgess is the editor of The Tensas Gazette and a redactor for internet marketing company.  She is a columnist for Live As and a site admin for  Visit her blog at Refreshment In Refuge.

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