What Would It Take To Make A Real Invisibility Cloak?

Harry Potter's invisibility cloak is magical. Since the rest of us don't have magic to fall back on, scientists have to engineer incredibly high-level technology to make the same thing happen in the real world. Find out how invisibility might be possible in the video below.

What Would It Take To Make A True Invisibility Cloak?

We don't have an invisibility cloak yet, but we're close.

A Real-Life Invisibility Device

Researchers may have created a real invisibility cloak. Find out how it works.

The Physics Of Invisibility Cloaks

We can make things disappear with photonics—the science of light.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Light travels slower in water than in air. 01:17

  2. For an invisibility cloak to work, it would need to channel light from one side to every opposite side, unchanged. 03:26

  3. The front of a morpho butterfly's wings are made of alternating layers of air and chitin. 04:05

Written by Curiosity Staff November 17, 2016

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