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Scientists reveal material for 'invisibility cloak'

A new material that could be used to create a real-life Harry Potter-style "invisibility cloak" has been designed by Scottish scientists.

The material, called "Metaflex" could in future provide a way of manufacturing fabrics that manipulate light.

Metamaterials have already been developed that bend and channel light to render objects invisible at longer wavelengths.

Visible light poses a greater challenge because its short wavelength means the metamaterial atoms have to be very small.

So far such small light-bending atoms have only been produced on flat, hard surfaces unsuitable for use in clothing.

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doctorstrange2221d ago

Imagine the fun that could be had with an invisibility cloak

michass82220d ago

do not try it on the zebra crossing :D