Mercedes claims that its new fuel cell technology results in vehicles with no omissions, so it's as if they're invisible to the environment. And to drive this fact home, literally, they created a vehicle that was invisible to everything else.
Hiding behind a life-sized negative of yourself won't actually turn you invisible. But researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have figured out how to use that same idea to make real-world objects vanish when shot with microwave energy.
Invisibility cloaks have been making headlines recently, whether underwater, on Jeeps, or in labs. They're great for keeping you out of sight, but what if you want to move silently too? There's the newly developed "silence cloak."
We've seen people attempt invisibility cloaks for ages, mostly failing miserably, even in films. But how about hiding something with darkness. That's what researchers using carbon nanotube forests are attempting to do.