MIT Creates Lens for Radio Waves

By on November 30th, 2012 in Ideas

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Metamaterials are, by their very definition, awesome. The first sentence of the Metamaterials entry on Wikipedia reads:

Metamaterials are artificial materials engineered to have properties that may not be found in nature.

And as should be expected of materials that are supernatural, they can endow objects with properties that seem uncanny.  In recent years, researchers have used metamaterials to create “invisibility cloaks” and “super lenses” capable of focusing light to such a degree that objects on the nanoscale can be imaged.  


By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!