|Science of invisibility and X-ray vision (Science of superpowers)|
Author: Scirri, Kaitlin
Explores the scientists who have worked and continue to work to make these superpowers a reality, and the science behind invisibility and X-ray vision, and how they play a role in the technology of today and tomorrow.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.70
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 196360
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/01/2018 Invisibility? X-ray vision? At one time or another, it's likely most people have wished for one of these abilities. This entry in the Science of Superpowers series (6 titles) explores the history, present, and future of each. The power to be invisible has appeared in literature from ancient myths to current books and movies. Scirri explains how scientists are experimenting with metamaterials to create such an illusion, but, so far, they haven’t created a cloak large enough for a person. X-rays have been around for two centuries, and X-ray machines are continually becoming smaller, simpler, and more sophisticated. Combining an easy-to-read font, color and black-and-white photos, diagrams, and fact boxes, this will appeal to curious readers. However, a lack of source notes and a publisher disclaimer make this better recreational than report reading. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.