And here you thought the only thing you were able to make disappear was the love from your marriage. Well, not anymore. Scientists have just turned a paperclip invisible using the light-bending properties of a crystal called calcite.
My inner nerd-o-mometer is off the charts right now because they're actually using the term "cloak" as in Star Trek "cloaked," as in "that Klingon Bird of Prey is firing while cloaked. Full power to shields!"
They say that it should be possible to cloak larger objects such as vehicles. You just need a calcite crystal of approximately the same size.
This would make it hard for teenage boys to sneak into the girl's locker room cloaked seeing as they would have to drag a five to six foot crystal in there with them.
This should be comforting to the two people who actually found Hollow Man scary.
Forget about the military implications of this technology. The domestic applications alone are practically limitless.
Say you're having friends over and you don't have time to clean. Just shove everything into a corner, drop a calcite crystal over it and voila! Ready for guests.
Your landlord doesn't allow pets? Just lay a crystal next to Fritz's crate. Problem solved.
Uh oh, the stench from your meth lab has tipped off the authorities again. Just set up your crystals, invite them in for coffee and tell them how suspicious your neighbor has been acting lately.
This is exciting stuff. I can't wait to not see what else the future holds. [Editors note: LULZ]
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