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13 July 2015

Metamaterials in the News

This month, Prof. Smith and his group were featured on Channel NewsAsia's "The Big Idea," with Justin Bratton. The episode is called "Superhuman." A link to the show can be found here. Also, Prof. Smith was interviewed about metamaterials and the prospects for invisibility on NPR's Morning Edition, which can be found here. Finally, a truly entertaining book about invisibility throughout history has just been published by noted author Philip Ball. "Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen," features a brief history of Prof. Smith's work in metamaterials, negative index, and cloaking!

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