Business Insider – by LINETTE LOPEZ
For the past three years 40 research teams across China have been working on technology to make things invisible. Now the South China Morning Post reports that they’re getting close.
The main approaches are developing materials that guide light away from an object, creating electromagnetic fields to bend light away from what one is trying to hide and copying nature to make hi-tech camouflage materials.
A team led by Professor Chen Hongsheng at Zhejiang University released a video last month demonstrating a device that made fish invisible. The same technology also apparently made a cat “disappear”. The device was made of a hexagonal array of glass-like panels, which obscure the object from view by bending light around it.
One professor, Ma Yungui, an optical engineering specialist at Zhejiang University, thinks there’s a 40% chance they’ll nail it. He also said that it isn’t hard to get funding for this kind of project in China. He’s running into other mainland scientists at conferences all over the world.
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3 thoughts on “Chinese Scientists Are Pretty Sure They’re Close To Inventing An Invisibility Cloak”
They will be able to use 40% less materials because of their size to.
These guys are blowing smoke.
That’s been a done deal for a while now.