Metamaterials "hide" the metal cylinder from touch (Photo: T Bückmann / KIT)
It's now possible to hide an object from being felt, thanks to research by scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Photo: T Bückmann / KIT)
The cloaking material consists of many needle-shaped cones connected end-to-end that are precisely tuned to the mechanical properties of the object being cloaked (Photo: T Bückmann / KIT)
Scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a method of concealing objects from the sensation of touch that would finally meet the exacting standards of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale princess, who felt a single pea prodding her beneath 20 mattresses and 20 feather beds.
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