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UK company develops working invisibility shield

By T.K. Randall
March 24, 2022 · Comment icon 8 comments



Now you, too, can become invisible... Image Credit: YouTube / Invisibility Shield Co.
Move over Harry Potter - one UK-based startup is about to give the iconic wizard's invisibility cloak a run for its money.
There have been quite a few attempts to build an effective invisibility cloak over the last few years, with modern technology finally beginning to catch up with the science-fiction staple of rendering an object invisible to the naked eye.

This latest attempt, which comes courtesy of Invisibility Shield Co., is undeniably impressive - offering a free-standing shield that uses an array of precision lenses to deflect the light from the person or object standing immediately behind it while filling the space with the background scenery.

Unlike some invisibility cloak solutions, this one works without any power source whatsoever and is quite lightweight, enabling a single person to pick it up and move it around with ease.
While it doesn't offer total invisibility (it's clear that the shield itself is there), the real potential comes from imagining how this could be used to camouflage tanks, planes or other equipment on the battlefield, or to make it difficult for the enemy to spot soldiers hiding nearby.

Also unlike several other invisibility cloaks we've seen in recent years, this one is actually available to purchase through the company's Kickstarter page with prices starting at $64 for a 12x8 inch version.

You can check out the cloak in action in the video below.



Source: Kickstarter | Comments (8)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago
Naw, harrys is still better.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
I thought someone in Japan already did that years ago. †Huffington post did an article on it in 2017, and I think Mysterious Universe did sooner than that. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=japanese+invisibility+cloak&t=osx&iax=images&ia=images
Comment icon #3 Posted by godnodog 1 year ago
Was about to write something similar. This is not new.
Comment icon #4 Posted by moonman 1 year ago
Definitely not new.
Comment icon #5 Posted by jethrofloyd 1 year ago
Bigfoots have been using this for a long time,†
Comment icon #6 Posted by rashore 1 year ago
Nah, they got other tec/magic that causes blurring. Not as good or efficient as invisibility shields†
Comment icon #7 Posted by NCC1701 1 year ago
It looks like these people took apart a large LCD screen.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Ozymandias 1 year ago
So, you're invisible because you went behind a screen! It would be cheaper to hide behind a tree.


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