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Camouflage fabric -- reality or fiction?

By bobcat
Dec 24, 2012
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  1. Source: Daily Mail, 10 December 2012

    The camouflage fabric 'that can make soldiers INVISIBLE': Company claims it has Pentagon backing for miracle material.
    Quantum Stealth camouflage bends the light around its wearer, its developer claims.
    Company behind it says it has demonstrated the technology to the U.S. and Canadian military.

    Its makers claim the material, which is in effect similar to the invisibility cloak worn by Harry Potter, can even fool night-vision goggles.

    Read more:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...claims-Pentagon-backing-miracle-material.html

    It’s up to you to what extent you believe the report, but it comes from a reputable British newspaper.

    So, what do you think about it?
     
  2. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    I thought it was the Mail?
    The pic reminds me of:-
    "In this picture there are forty people. None of them can be seen....";)
     
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,527   +596

    Such tech will eventually become a reality. The only thing that's really debatable is when exactly we would see it deployed in a meaningful capacity.

    As for invisibility technology in general... In the grand scheme of things, it'll be just one more nugget in the history of trying to hide things from people. If you have a nack for highly persuasive political dissent you might have something to be worried about, but other than that it'll be just like every other form of stealth ever put into practice: it'll work real well...Until it doesn't. When they come up with something that can phase through solid matter or generate a viable energy shield...That's when we'll be talking about seriously game-changing stuff.
     


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