Space & Innovation

These Nanostructures Are Hacking Nature

Microscopic structures that can't be seen with the naked eye have defied the laws of physics and may revolutionize the future.

Let's get small: In recent years, scientists have been making great strides in the realm of metamaterials - plastics and metals that are built or manipulated on the molecular scale - and can fundamentally change the way physical objects behave in the world.

For instance, several research teams around the globe are working on a metamaterial that bends light in such a way as to approximate true invisibility. Others are working on structures that defy Newtonian physics by absorbing or even reversing kinetic energy. The future is about to get weird. Trace Dominguez has the details in today's DNews report.

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