The MIT metamaterial lens
The metamaterial lens and one of the S-black structures
Electromagnetic field amplitude with and without the lens
Graph of received power after passing through the lens
We expect the world to be predictable. Water flows downhill, fire burns and lenses bend light in a particular way. That worldview took a jolt as Isaac Ehrenberg, an MIT graduate student in mechanical engineering, developed a three-dimensional, lightweight metamaterial lens that focuses radio waves with extreme precision. That may not seem too disturbing, but the lens is concave and works in exactly the opposite manner of how such a lens should.
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