Admit it, you’ve always thought how cool it’d be to have one…..
Which superpower would you choose first? The ability to fly? The ability to climb walls? How’s about invisibility? US Scientists are now a step closer in developing material that could make people invisible.
Researchers at the University of California in Berkeley have developed a material that can bend light around 3D objects making them “disappear”.
The materials do not occur naturally but have been created on a nano scale, measured in billionths of a metre.
The team says the principles could one day be scaled up to make invisibility cloaks large enough to hide people.
The findings, by scientists led by Xiang Zhang, were published in the journals Nature and Science.
For an excellent explanation on the technology of rendering objects invisible, check out this article by the folks at howstuffworks.com.