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New #algorithm can #discover #materials with #unusual #characteristics — including #invisibility



Metamaterials are artificially engineered materials. Scientists create them by combining multiple elements from composite materials such as a metal and an electrical insulator. The result is an entirely new material with properties not found in nature. Engineers can then use these materials to create new devices or improve existing ones.
https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/06/14/new-algorithm-can-discover-materials-with-unusual-characteristics-including-invisibility/