Now you see it, now you don't

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What is it?

Invisibility devices which are popular in Si fi and others where once thought to be impossible, but soon might be a reality.

How it works

  1. Scientist announced on September 17, 2015 they successfully tested a ultra thin invisibility cloak.
  2. The cloak is made microscopic rectangular gold blocks that, like skin, conforms to the object and renders it undetectable to the human eye.
  3. This technology possess metamaterials which have proprieties not yet found in nature.
  4. The surfaces bear features much smaller than the size of a wave length of light, they redirect incoming light rays shifting them away from the object that is being cloaked.

When did this happen?

Scientists tested this technology on September 17, 2015.

Where did it happen?

This happened at Lawrence Berkeley national laboratory in California.

Why is this important?

This story is very interesting and this is also a large step for technology. This technology could change our military capabilities and how they fight.

What are the next steps for this?

The researchers said that even though their experiments involved smaller objects, they believe the technology could be made to conceal larger objects and have military applications such as concealing vehicles or even an individual soldier.

My parents thoughts

Both my Mom and Dad said, "it sounds very interesting and would be very helpful for our military."

What do I think?

I believe this technology could open new doors for us and could change the way we win wars in the future.