Is Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak Finally A Reality?

By Meera Dolasia on December 14, 2012

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Ever since J.K. Rowling planted the idea of an invisibility cloak in her blockbuster Harry Potter book series, scientists have been falling all over themselves to create a material that can not only camouflage people, but also, buildings. Now a Canadian company claims to have won that race with a magical textile that it aptly calls 'Quantum Stealth'.

British Columbia based Hyperstealth Technology Corporation asserts that the material renders its wearer completely invisible, even to people with night vision goggles. Also, just like the young wizard's cloak, it is lightweight and does not need cameras, batteries, lights or mirrors to operate. But best of all, it is cheap to manufacture!

So how does it really work? Well that is a top secret. Besides stating that they have successfully managed to bend light waves, so that they go around the material instead of through it, the company is not giving out any details. What it does elaborate on, is all the good uses 'Quantum Stealth' could be put to - Ranging from protecting US and Canadian soldiers forced to eject into enemy terrain, to allowing special armed forces to carry out raids without any fear of being seen. And if that is not enough they even envision creating aircrafts and submarines that can go completely undetected.

To prove that Quantum Stealth really exists, the company has released photos and even a video showing its magical properties. For those that are still skeptical, they have only one thing to say - Both the US and Canadian Military officials have witnessed it live and are so impressed that they are now collaborating with Hyperstealth Technology to create the next generation 'survival blanket' that could render the soldier invisible in a split of a second! If this is indeed true, we have only one question - When will this magical fabric be available to the rest of us?

Resources: CNN.com, dailymail.co.uk, odditycentral.com

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  • NuclearManThursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:15 pm
    ... so you can not see the driver!
    • NuclearManThursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:14 pm
      Every soldier should have this stealth or not and I think some car should have some too!
      • iFriday, January 16, 2015 at 8:50 am
        harry potter is awesome but sorry if your are mad i don't think that it is real
        • NourishedCometWednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:33 am
          I think that America and Canada are gonna win all wars now!
          • jaiden1207
            jaiden1207Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:16 am
            I NEED one of those
            • tree300
              tree300Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:14 am
              I WANT ONE
              • HP=LIFEThursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:21 am
                harry potter is amaZing, i am so happy that it is coming to life
                • MacyWednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:17 am
                  I knew it was going to happen!!!! I knew someone was going to find a fabric that bends light to create invisibility . oh, and aphphilippines, I agree with you, it would be awesome for scare pranks
                  • hp1234567
                    hp1234567Friday, December 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm
                    I want one like SO MUCH!!!!!
                    • aphphilippines
                      aphphilippinesFriday, December 19, 2014 at 8:44 am
                      Am I the only one who thinks this would be awesome for scare pranks?

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