The October 2006 issue of JYI is highlighting the University of Connecticut's (UCONN's) REU program in Chemistry by publishing the following articles
You're jogging at the gym,exhausted, panting, and sweaty, burning off that dry salad you ate for lunch and wondering how far away the nearest McDonald's is. It seems no matter how hard you work or how little you eat, those extra pounds just won't budge. "Isn't there just a shot they can give me to make me thin?" you wonder.
At one time, it seemed like invisibility was a notion of science fiction, purely based on imagination, but today it seems we may be close to making that fantasy a reality. Scientists have identified a way to make an invisibility cloak (yes, just like the one in Harry Potter) which could render its wearer invisible. This cloak would use a revolutionary material and could literally change the way we see the world.