Ever wanted to disappear? Our dream super power is now a reality!

Ever wanted to disappear? Scientists have been working on an invisibility cloak for many years now but now they have had a breakthrough of Harry Potter proportions.

Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to hide large objects from sight using inexpensive and readily available lenses.

Andrew Choi demonstrates the prototype of the cloaking device
Andrew Choi demonstrates the prototype of the cloaking device

Cloaked or invisible objects are just that: objects covered with cloaking devices or panels to hide them from view so the background is undisturbed.

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A graduate student, Joseph Choi, who worked on the development said, “From what we know this is the first cloaking device that provides three-dimensional, continuously multidirectional cloaking”.

The new device was made for just over $1000 (cheap in the science world) and testing worked amazingly when tried on a hand, face and ruler….all were made invisible.

This sounds like a science fiction dream – just imagine what we could do with this technology……


Tell us below: what would you use an invisibility cloak for? Would you use it to spy or hear secrets? Or would you just like it for peace and quiet?