Your Harry Potter fantasies are about to come true (no, not the kind that involve Emma Watson).
A team of scientists from California have developed a tiny, ultra-thin invisibility cloak. The cloak, only 80 nanometers thick, is made of microscopic rectangular gold blocks that can conform to the shape of an object like a layer of skin. When wrapped around a three-dimensional object, the cloak can render it undetectable with visible light.
For now, the cloak is exceedingly small and the team behind it say practical uses of the technology are still five to ten years off. Still, it’s an exciting development that promises an interesting future. The potential military uses are obvious, but what about something more useful to civilian life? Built into a shirt, cloaking technology could transform your beer belly into six-pack abs.
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