Invisibility materials essentially are real, and Canadian camouflage company HyperStealth Biotechnology has invented a material known as Quantum Stealth that is claimed to make its wearers invisible to the human eye. The company did not reveal all of the details of how it was able to accomplish this technology, but it is known that the material bends the light spectrum around the object it covers, which makes the object seem to be invisible. Invisibility materials are mainly being developed for use in military defense, but Quantum Stealth is more likely to be first implemented for covering large objects, such as buildings or tanks, rather than being used for soldiers' uniforms.
More about camouflage:
- The inventors of Quantum Stealth have also developed SmartCamo, the first technology for military uniforms that changes color to match the wearer’s surroundings.
- The wobbegong shark, found in the waters near New Zealand and Australia, are one of the few sharks that can make themselves nearly invisible by blending in with seaweed.
- Modern camouflage was invented by the French in 1915 after they were defeated by the Germans. Before that, many military uniforms were stylish and stood out.