Harry Potter-style `invisibility cloak` unveiled

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 16:13

New York: Harry Potter brace yourselves! You could soon become a proud owner of a real-life invisibility cloak.

Singapore scientist Prof. Baile Zhang unveiled his magical machine at the prestigious TED2013 conference in Long Beach, California on Monday, the New York Daily News reported.

Despite being labeled a cloak, it`s actually a box - two pieces of calcite, a natural carbonate mineral that can bend light and suppress shadows around objects, pieced together.

But it shares the same principles as the robe donned by the famous movie wizard, Zhang said.

The 31-year-old told BoingBoing that his latest creation, first dreamed up in 2010, was developed "more as a hobby than a serious breakthrough."

Video posted to YouTube shows Zhang passing a rolled-up Post-it note, in front of a patterned background, by the box. When the note is behind the cloak, neither can be seen.


First Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 16:13
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