It's not just movie magic - invisibility cloaks could be feasible, just by manipulating the crazy ways that light bounces, bends, and mixes! Prashanth and Maria take you behind the physics of light and how an invisible cloak could theoretically work.
Awesome MIT videos on crazy ways to mess with light, camouflage, MIT course materials, educator resources, and Prashanth and Maria's bios can be found here: http://k12videos.mit.edu/the-physics-of-invisibility-cloaks
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Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-SA, MIT
Hosted by: Prashanth Venkataram & Maria Cassidy
Written by: Prashanth Venkataram
Additional scripting: Elizabeth Choe, George Zaidan, Tyler DeWitt
Science reviewer: Dr. Erik Christopher Dreaden
Executive producer: Elizabeth Choe
Director: George Zaidan
Editors: Jessica Harrop, Per Hoel
Production assistants: Conor Olmstead, Dan Martin
Octopus footage (http://www.sciencefriday.com/video/08/05/2011/raw-footage-octopus-in-hiding.html) from the laboratory of Roger Hanlon (http://www.mbl.edu/bell/current-faculty/hanlon/)
Lobster image by mensatic (http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/35926)
Music: I dunno by grapes (http://ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626)
Special thanks: Erin Shannon & Boston Museum of Science; MIT Department of Physics J Lab; Prof. John Essigmann, Simmons Hall
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