Japanese Professor Working On Invisibility
from the cool,-but-not-as-cool-as-you-might-think dept
This AP story is popping up everywhere, but it took some searching to find a version that included a picture. Apparently a Japanese professor is working on a system to make people “invisible”, and there’s a picture of a student where a coat which you can see through, so the people walking behind him are visible through his body. The article is a little lacking in details, but it sounds like the effect is created by projecting the view of another camera onto the “invisible” surface and lining them up so they seem transparent – which isn’t quite so revolutionary as any “invisible cloak” claims might sound. However, there are potential commercial uses, such as letting surgeons see through their hands, or letting pilots see through the cockpit floor.