The Top 10 real-life Star Trek inventions

#6 Purdue’s Cloaking Device
So you thought only Romulans had a cloaking device? Hardly. Purdue researchers using nanotechnology this week have taken a step toward creating an optical cloaking device that could make objects invisible. The Purdue University engineers, following mathematical guidelines devised in 2006 by physicists in the United Kingdom, have created a theoretical design that uses an array of tiny needles radiating outward from a central spoke. The design, which resembles a round hairbrush, would bend light around the object being cloaked. Background objects would be visible but not the object surrounded by the cylindrical array of nano-needles.

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  • Kenneth

    I'm surprised Uhura's blue tooth earphone and yeoman Rand's tablet aren't mentioned. You could also say the use of viewscreens in a vehicle instead of windows (closed cockpit planes have been proposed for years).

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