It is not science fiction. Scientists have created an invisibility cloak. This far-fetched sounding device uses carbon nanotubes to help create the illusion of invisibility.
Do you occasionally see pools of water ahead on a hot road? Those are a type of mirage, and the amazing invisibility cloak uses the same type of effect to make things invisible. Right now the technology works underwater, but in time it may be able to work almost anywhere.
Scientists created a sheet of carbon nanotubes that are 1 molecule thick, and then they applied heat to the sheet. The mirage effect is immediate and very convincing. At this point, the invisibility cloak does not seem to be something for person use, but it could have huge applications for governments. This could hide submarines and other underwater devices. Also, if the technology is developed to use this outside of water then it could be used to hide a plane or other sensitive government areas or projects.
The video below shows the shocking mirage effect. What do you think? Can you believe that this isn't just a Hollywood movie trick now?
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