back to article Cloaked light detector sees without being seen

Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University have created a nearly-invisible photodetector, by exploiting the different ways that silicon and gold scatter light. By tuning the nanoscale geometries of silicon nanowires, using a gold doping, the team has demonstrated that the destructive interference of the …

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Paris Hilton

What an opportunity ...

for industrial or international espionage (if I understand the article correctly). Presumably a careful application of this technology to selected on-chip circuits could nearly or completely mask the presence of logic put there for nefarious purposes? Presumably also not an easy thing to accomplish, granted, but when has that ever stopped spooks?

Paris because she's never been one to hide her light under a bushel.

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Black Helicopters

xTalk

Can this help eliminate cookie stealing?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: xTalk

Anyone who steals my cookies is already in line to be eliminated. Mmm, chocolate...

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Silver badge

Bah!

Why not just paint the gold the same color as the silicon?

I'm sick of these so-called "scientists" wasting time and money on their daft theories!

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Silver badge

Ridiculous

Everyone knows you paint the silicon, not the gold. Have you never heard of gilding the sili?

Mine's the nearly-invisible one, thanks.

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