Let’s Become Invisible!
What seemed to be science fiction just yesterday now became a reality. Vancouver-based Hyperstealth Biotechnology from Vancouver has developed and patented a thin material that provides, in their words, “quantum invisibility.” This material is able to hide some things and to do them completely invisible. No power source needed.
It is assumed that in the future, structures made of such material will be used by soldiers and police officers.
The Canadian company is developing special camouflage uniforms that are used in the armies of the USA, India, Jordan, UAE, Canada, Slovakia and New Zealand. The bases for the “invisible fabric” were laid back in 2010, and now the technology has been revealed to the general public.
The press release provides information on the features of the futuristic material. Guy Kramer, the Hypertensive Institution President and inventor of invisibility fabric, has filed four patent applications for technologies that make it work.
Here is the short info on each of them:
1. “Quantum Invisibility.” The main technology on which everyone else is built. Plastic-like material for invisibility. The rays of light, falling into microscopic lenses, are scattered and washed off, and everything that is at a certain distance behind the material becomes obscure. A new type of plastic not only bends the rays in the visible spectrum but also in ultraviolet and infrared light.
The patent describes 13 different material options, with different configurations, which can work in different environments and different conditions. The design features of the material have not yet been disclosed to the public. Potentially, it can be used for police shields.
2. “Solar Panels’ Amplifier”. This is another science fiction technology. The use of the same material in the format of a mirror, which helps to direct the rays of the sun, allows you to triple the “exhaust” of a conventional single-crystal panel. The standard used to calculate the maximum performance of solar panels takes into account the level of solar radiation available at the equator. Guy Kramer was able to achieve it in the usual weather conditions of Vancouver, on all types of standard panels (Thin-Film, single-crystal, polycrystalline). Guy Kramer says that the material performs much better than ordinary mirrors, because it distributes the sun’s rays across the panel, and does not allow them to hit at one point only.
3. “System with a display.” The patent describes a technology that allows you to use the material with a projector to achieve a unique effect. Its features allow reflecting the light so that the visible part of the image depends on where the viewer is located. And, for example, moves along with the viewer around the room. The same technology allows you to see completely different videos on the same display, depending on which side of the screen the viewer is located.
An unusual effect when the material is illuminated by projectors: the video of the front projector is displayed at the rear, and the rear – at the front
One of the potential uses is a military hologram on the shield. Or a hologram of a desert hiding a tank. Another suggested use case is for hunters. A hologram of a deer or tree in a forest, behind which a person with a rifle is actually hiding. For the home use – for example, the creation of unusual “dimensional” photographs, taking into account that the cost of the material is quite low, and it is quite light.
4. “Laser scattering, deflection, manipulation.” This patent describes a device for splitting laser light, which Guy Kramer demonstrates in his videos. One ray is divided into 3,888,000 small rays. This can be combined with the LIDAR system (a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth) – to help self-driven cars navigate in dangerous weather conditions.
Currently, the company is focused on selling its technology to the military and beginning the mass production of its new material (it has no official name yet). But Kramer also accepts proposals from individuals who can come up with effective options for the commercial use of such plastic.