Friday, May 26, 2006

invicible cloak

this is another oldie, but i found the movie on youtube the other day so i thought i'd post about it...

A Japanese scientist has developed a coat which appears to make the wearer invisible.

The illusion was part of a demonstration of optical camouflage technology at Tokyo University.
It is the brainchild of Professor Susumu Tachi who is in the early stage of research he hopes will eventually make camouflaged objects virtually transparent.

The photograph was taken through a viewfinder that uses a combination of moving images taken behind the wearer to give a transparent effect.

It's hoped the technology will be useful for surgeons frustrated their own hands and surgical tools can block their view of operations and pilots who wish cockpit floors were transparent for landings."

wouldn't it be cool if you had the inside of your front door using this technology so you could see who was standing outside, or to make wondowless houses? great for apaprtment blocks in crowded city centres.

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