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Invisible Fabric Makes Harry Potter's Cloak A Real Possibility

Muggles are that much closer to owning an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter!

It's only taken two years, but scientists have finally figured out how to create invisible fabric.

There are still a few bugs, but the result is impressive!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) and get excited!

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Scientists Create Real Invisibility Cloak

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Calm down Harry Potter fans! You can't wear it.

Scientists have taken cloaking to the next level by redirecting light, using heat monitoring and even going underwater.

The latest success is from Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania who made a device that can detect light without actually being seen.

They got the ratio of metal to silicon just right, like in a silicon nanowire (above), and that led to the light reflected from the two materials completely canceling each other out.

They call it plasmonic cloaking. It's a way of controlling the flow of light to create optical and electronic functions but leave nothing for the eye to see.

The scientists envisioned this technology being used to reduce blur in cameras, used in solar cells, sensors and solid-state lighting.

There's no mention of super soldiers or boy wizard applications, which we find odd. LOLz!

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Invisibility Cloak Becoming A Reality!

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Harry Potter fans must be geeking out right now!

German researchers say they are one step closer to developing an actual invisibility cloak.

The uber smart scientists at Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have recently been able to "cloak" a tiny bump in a layer of gold, which was undetectable in infrared frequencies.

According to the online journal of science, the cloak "is a structure of crystals with air spaces in between, sort of like a woodpile, that bends light, hiding the bump in the gold later beneath".

But don't get too excited. Researcher Tolga Ergin says it's going to be a while before developing a full on cloak. He explains "cloaking larger items with that technology is not really feasible" adding "other fabrication techniques, though, might lead to larger cloaks".

Either way this shiz is pretty amazing!

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