Harry Potter's invisibility cloak brought to life by Singapore scientist
Harry Potter has touched many lives and inspired many people but taking the Harry Potter effect a step further is Singapore's scientist Baile Zhang. He has created the invisibility cloak, that hides objects behind it.
As all Harry Potter fans know how the Potter's one of the deathly Hallows work, it is indeed a magnificent device and a big achievement. However, unlike the cloak in the film, it is actually a box that Zhang has created in Singappore's Nanyang Technological University, which he showed off this week at TED 2013 conference in Long Island, California.
The box is made up of two pieces of calcite, a natural carbonate mineral that can bend light and suppress shadows around objects, pieced together, reported The Times of India.
The scientist acknowledged that the device is actually based on the cloak's principle. The device, which is earning the scientist international fame, was a dreamt by 31-year-old Zhang in 2010, and it started off just as a hobby rather than a serious breakthrough. In this YouTube video, the device is seen making a pencil like object disappear behind it.