Forget The Cone Of Silence... Get Ready For The Cloak Of Silence

from the say-what? dept

Just in time for the remake of Get Smart to hit the theaters, it appears that some researchers may be making one of the TV show's most famous tools a reality. It's not quite the Cone of Silence, but rather a (one would imagine, more useful) cloak of silence. Basically, it's fabric designed to channel sound around the fabric, potentially soundproofing all sorts of things. The article suggests anything from soundproofing a room in your house, to military applications, such as soundproofing equipment. Of course, it's all mainly theoretical at this point, so don't expect to wrap yourself in silence any time soon. At the very least, you'll probably have to wait until the sequel of Get Smart comes out for the inevitable marketing tie-in.

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    Pay Per Click Journal, Jun 13th, 2008 @ 2:14pm

    Ah if only it wasn't just theoretical!

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    MattP, Jun 13th, 2008 @ 2:57pm


    Take that Performing Right Society!

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 13th, 2008 @ 2:59pm


    Now I can't get that damn' theme tune out of my head.

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    TheHoldSteady, Jun 13th, 2008 @ 7:55pm

    Cloak of Silence

    Alert the underwear industry immediately!!

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    packingbag, Jun 14th, 2008 @ 1:07am

    The Cloak Of Silence

    I think it is just theoretical!I think Get Ready For Bag of Silence is needed.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 14th, 2008 @ 3:30pm

    That's a great invention! How about we use this fabric to wrap up all those idiotic cell phone users who yak away in restaurants, movie theaters, etc.

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