Futuristic 'invisibility cloak' unveiled - and experts say it could hide an entire building
Researchers from Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corporation have developed the light-bending material, which they claim can ‘hide a person, a vehicle, a ship, spacecraft and buildings’
Shivali Best 15:28, 22 OCT 2019
From Harry Potter to Star Trek , invisibility cloaks are staple features of many science fiction blockbusters.
Now, one tech firm has made the futuristic technology a reality, with its own invisibility cloak, dubbed the Quantum Sheath.
Researchers from Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corporation have developed the light-bending material, which they claim can ‘hide a person, a vehicle, a ship, spacecraft and buildings’.
The material is paper-thin and doesn’t require a power source, according to Guy Cramer, CEO of Hyperstealth.
And best of all, the material is said to hide objects in not only the visible spectrum, but also in the UV, infrared and shortwave infrared, making it a ‘Broadband Invisibility Cloak.’
statement about the invisibility cloak explained: “One piece of Quantum Stealth can work in any environment, in any season at any time of the day or night, something no other camouflage is capable of.”Hyperstealth has purposefully remained tight-lipped about how the invisibility cloak actually works.
Speaking to the Lad Bible , Mr Cramer explained: “I'm excited to finally be able to speak about something that I haven't been able to for the last nine years and while I have a passion for my work I'm both excited and concerned for the different uses that will be employed moving forward.
"My first choice was to keep quiet about the technology and allow only allied forces access but with the release of the patents, everyone can access how to reproduce it and that's not necessarily a good thing.”
On his website , he added: "It didn’t take long for me to anticipate the nightmare scenarios that this material could offer a rogue nation, a terrorist cell or even the criminal element."
It remains unclear when Mr Cramer plans to use the invisibility cloak, or how much it costs.