Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to cloak large objects from sight, using what they call a “Three-dimensional, Transmitting, Continuously Multidirectional Cloaking Device”.
Cloaking is the process by which an object becomes hidden from view, while everything else around the cloaked object appears undisturbed.
What is most amazing is that the device can be created using inexpensive and readily available technology. The cloaking device requires four specific lenses, but it only cost researchers John Howell and Joseph Choi $1,000 to put the project together.
According to YahooNews…
“Although a patent is pending, they have released simple instructions on how to create a Rochester Cloak at home for under $100.”
Researcher Joseph Choi, who is a graduate student at the University of Rochester, said he believes the technology has many valuable applications:
“I imagine this could be used to cloak a trailer on the back of a semi-truck so the driver can see directly behind him…It can be used for surgery, in the military, in interior design, art.”
To see the cloaking process in action, and to learn more about the technology and the science behind it, check out the video below.