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Russian Inventor Patents Invisibility Cloak


Harry Potter got one for Christmas. Murdoc wants one this year:

A professor from chair of quantum and optical electronics of the Ulyanovsk State University in western Russia has patented a method of making things invisible, Interfax news agency reported.

The so-called invisibility cloak, created by Oleg Gadomsky, is called “The method of conversion of optical radiation” in the patent.

Gadomsky had been long experimenting on nanoparticles of gold. Thus, he invented a sub-micron stratum of microscopical colloid golden particles that makes an object placed behind it invisible for an observer.

“Only static objects can be made invisible for the time present, as during motion a radiation frequency changes. But soon it will be possible to create a cap of darkness and a magic cloak of Harry Potter, the scientist believes.

I want either this or the cold fusion device, I guess. (via a reader)


  1. At first I thought it was a good idea too. However, even though the clerk could not see me, he did see the case of beer drifting towards the door of the convenience store, and called on a Klingon friend to Particlize me.