We're one step closer to living in a real life Hogwarts, everyone. The invisibility cloak is real.
Well, sort of.
Researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland have created a material they call Metaflex, AOL News reports. (Sounds like a dietary supplement, right?) The flexible film can manipulate light waves, which is science speak for, "Oh my god, where did the scientists go? Wait, they’re invisible! Oh my gosh, this is crazy!"
Flexible film is something of a breakthrough. Early light-bending studies required hard surfaces. Not so with Metaflex, say team leader Andrea Di Falco.
The United Kingdom’s New Journal of Physics published new of the invisibility material in the November 4th issue making the November 4th issue of New Journal of Physics the coolest issue.
But here’s my question for Di Falco and his team: What happens when you put Metaflex on Metaflex on Metaflex?
I imagine such an abomination of human nature would unleash an unknown Evil upon the world. One only Harry Potter himself could oust!
By the by, Harry Potter’s next movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” hits theaters November 19th. You won’t need an invisibility cloak to get in… though it would save you a couple bucks at the box office.