Are Invisibility Materials Real?

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.

Discussion Comments


You do realize that simply bending light doesn't actually make matter move any differently, right?

It's like refraction -- it doesn't mandate that any matter is moving at all, let alone close to light speed.


If the Quantum stealth bends light, why is the forward research not targeted to use it to force matter to move at light speed?

A conical tube may concentrate the photon flow and fall into a bowl shape, then QS matter what it would result. If I get some QS matter and technology, I can give it a try.

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