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:
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