Thanks to the hard work of Dr. Baile Zhang, you too may be able to see your first boob. Dr. Zhang has invented an invisibility cloak… and the darned thing works!
A scientist has become the talk of the town at a popular tech conference this week as he unveiled his own ‘invisible cloak’ technology that’s straight out of a Harry Potter novel. The cloak is the work of Dr Baile Zhang, who says he developed the cloak more as a fun hobby than a serious physics breakthrough.
Dr Zhang showed off his invention, the macroscopic invisibility cloak at the prestigious TED2013 conference in Long Beach, California on Monday. Though Dr Zhang’s device is more of a box than a cloak, the purpose is just the same – bending light around an object so that it cannot be seen. He told BoingBoing that the came up with the idea in 2010, and constructed the device “just for fun.”
With the cloak finished, Dr. Zhang can turn his attention to more “fun” activities… like trigonometry problems and proofreading technical journals.