Finally: Invisibility cloak debuts

The first application they’re looking into doesn’t involve spies or aliens. The researchers, including Alu, want to cloak the tips of microscopes so that they don’t get in the way of precise measurements.

The device works because of its use of a metamaterial—man-made materials engineered to have properties not found in natural substances—that doesn’t reflect light the way ordinary objects do. According to InnovationNewsDaily,