'Space-time cloak' could conceal events

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PostTue Nov 16, 2010 4:25 pm » by Postmodernmonk

In a paper published in the Journal of Optics, McCall said metamaterials made it theoretically possible to manipulate light rays as they enter a material so that some parts speed up and others slow down. This could create "blind spots" in time, masking an event. While the accelerated light arrives at a space before an event has happened, the rest of the light doesn't reach it until after the event.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation ... tml?hpt=T2

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