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Making waves: In the hunt for invisibility, other benefits seen

Dec. 26, 2013, 1:34 PM | Want more research news? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter »

A new way of assembling things, called metamaterials, may in the not too distant future help to protect a building from earthquakes by bending seismic waves around it, similar to the principle applied to light waves in invisibility cloaks. Jason Valentine, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has developed such an invisibility cloak and is quoted.