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A 3D illustration of a metasurface skin cloak made from an ultrathin layer of nanoantennas covering an arbitrarily shaped object.

American scientists say they have developed an ultra-thin invisibility cloak that can wrap around a 3D object and hide it from detection.

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have used microscopic rectangular gold blocks that conform to the shape of an object and can render it undetectable with visible light.

“This is the first time a 3D object of arbitrary shape has been cloaked from visible light,” said Xiang Zhang, director of Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division. “Our ultra-thin cloak now looks like a coat. It is easy to design and implement, and is potentially scalable for hiding macroscopic objects.”

The ‘skin’ cloak is 80 nano meters thick and boasts microscopic light-scattering antennae that can hide an object from optical detection by making light bounce off its surface.

It works by employing specially-devised metamaterials, which can bend or curve the reflection of light. The cloak, can therefore, make an object appear flat and invisible if viewed from the front, but any movement by the viewer or the object would shatter the illusion.

The researchers said the technology could be used for military applications like making large objects like vehicles or aircraft or even individual soldiers invisible.

They also suggested that their finding be used in fashion design and beauty products like a cloaking mask for the face that can hide pimples and wrinkles.


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4 Responses to " American Scientists develop ultra-thin Invisibility Cloak "

  1. skreamer says:

    We need to cover Australia in this stuff so no more sand monkeys/asians can find and infiltrate our fine nation!

    Now we can cover our military transports in it and land our entire army in New Zealand and take over……..finally! ……and save generations of sheep from sexual abuse!

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    • UnKnown says:

      No wonder why they call you all British rednecks. I guess that’s why New Zealand want’s to change its flag. Don’t want to mistaken for dumb fucks like you people are.

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      • skreamer says:

        Unknown is obviously a total retard! First of all red necks dont come from england! Second!..New Zealand changing their flag because British are red necks is one of the most stupid things ive heard all week!! And thirdly your comment of..Quote: “Don’t want to mistaken for dumb fucks like you people are”….too late cause your last statement proves you to be a total dumb fuck!
        Calling British red necks and everyone a dumb fuck in an illiterate way proves to me that your just another dumb wog! So please take your muhammad and stuff him up your ass you illiterate dago drongo!
        If your wog countries are so good….then why do you all immigrate to our countries you stupid piece of shit!!! You bad mouth our countries but well do anything to get into them! Your another dumb wog with another dumb mouth!
        If it wasn’t for England you would be a Nazi slave you stupid piece of shit!

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  2. Chance Pemberton says:

    I’m sure our government has much more sinister plans for this technology

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