Sci-Fi Travel: Making Islands Invisible to Tsunamis
Scientists in France have come up with a possible way to make islands invisible to tsunamis. This sounds absolutely crazy, but bear with us!
In 2006 researchers got a real cloaking device to work that guided microwaves around a small, flat copper ring as if it wasn't there. Using similar principles, the French scientists have designed a whirlpool-like cloaking device that would channel the destructive waves of a tsunami away from islands, coastlines and oil rigs.
The image above is of a very small-scale version of the protective barrier that would act as the cloaking device. New Scientist has all the technical specs (that we just barely understand), which will hopefully be saving your vacation (and countless lives) in the future.
· Invisibility Cloaks Could Take Sting out of Tsunamis [New Scientist]
· Islands coverage [Jaunted]