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Rochester Review
September–October 2013
Vol. 76, No. 1

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XXXXXXXXHow Can You ‘Hide’ Your Brother?
cloaking (Photo: Adam Fenster)
cloaking (Illustration: Steve Boerner for Rochester Review)

Benjamin Howell and his younger brother, Isaac, demonstrate a simple cloaking device they built with their father, John Howell, professor of physics. In a do-it-yourself project, the Howell family demonstrated that inexpensive, off-the-shelf materials could be used to build devices that take advantage of the properties of light in ways that make large objects appear invisible to some viewers. Benjamin and his father described the project in a paper posted on the online science depository See a video:

—Leonor Sierra