There have been multiple attempts at inventing something similar to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak but Canada-based researchers’ ‘Quantum Stealth’ could be the closes technology to it.
A Canadian company named HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp has invented a new light-bending material dubbed “Quantum Stealth” that can hide objects of different sizes.
In a news release, the company says their patent-pending material not only hides an object in the visible spectrum but also bends light in the ultraviolet, Infrared, and Shortwave Infrared. The material possesses all the properties to make it a true “Broadband Invisibility Cloak”.
Independent confirmation of our Quantum Stealth (invisibility cloak) from CTV’s Your Morning show with Ben Mulroney and Dan Riskin, PhD. Watch the video here: https://t.co/p8U12y4Ny1
— HyperStealth Corp. (@HyperStealth) October 28, 2019
Describing the Quantum Stealth, the company mentions that it is a paper-thin and inexpensive material that does not require any power source to function. It can obscure material like a vehicle, people, a ship, buildings, and spacecraft.
Hyperstealth's patent pending Invisibility Cloak: Quantum Stealth Version-3 pic.twitter.com/3PTEj0ggvq
— HyperStealth Corp. (@HyperStealth) October 10, 2019
One piece of Quantum Stealth can work in different environments, in any season, during the day as well as night. The material exhibits properties that are not found in any other camouflage material.
Speaking to CTVnews, Guy Cramer, the CEO of HyperStealth explains the technology behind the material. He says that the material used in the device is called “lenticular lenses” which is commonly seen in 3D books and DVD covers.
Cramer mentions that the material is not intended for public use and they will offer it only to the allied military around the world. The company has applied for four patents demonstrating the invisibility powers of the material in different viewing conditions.