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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  • wahWednesday, February 10, 2016 at 1:19 pm
    WANT IT NOW !!!!!!!
    • robinale002
      robinale002Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:14 am
      omg waza this is so cool i can buy it $100.00
      • pink unicornsSaturday, January 23, 2016 at 4:23 pm
        that is just so unbelievable and . . . . . . . . . .magical!?
        • cool456
          cool456Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:02 am
          that's crazy!!!! sooooo cool!!!! ^_^
          • lots
            lotsMonday, January 18, 2016 at 8:56 am
            THE CLOAK IS AWESOME.
            • gryffindorThursday, January 14, 2016 at 10:52 am
              Love it its is going to be the new star of the kids are all going to get the world with the
              • Harry oSaturday, December 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm
                He is so cute I wish I was ginny
                • gamequeen999
                  gamequeen999Monday, November 30, 2015 at 12:41 pm
                  that is green screen
                  • creepergirl
                    creepergirlTuesday, November 24, 2015 at 5:11 pm
                    So cool. I would like one.
                    • winterwolf206Monday, November 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm
                      OH MY GAWD! I READ ALL THE BOOKS AN IM SUCH A HUGE FAN! ( i want one so bad!)
                      • gamequeen999
                        gamequeen999Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm
                        that is green screen

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