WATCH: A 'Mirage' Invisibility Cloak In Action

We’re getting closer and closer to making a functional invisibility cloak.

Researchers at the University of Dallas filmed a device that uses super-heated carbon nanotubes to create a light-distorting temperature gradient — aka a mirage — and cause an object to disappear (via Danger Room).

This follows the debut last month of technology from BAE Systems that shields objects from infra-red and other sensors.

Here’s the mirage cloak in action:

Now see pictures of the BAE Systems ADAPTIV cloak >

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