invisibility cloaks

…could be here sooner than you think, this (military) technology called ‘adaptiv’ allows vehicles to mimic the temperature of their surroundings, what appears to be a car seen through infra-red optics, is in fact a tank…

…the hi-tech camouflage uses hexagonal panels or pixels made of a material that can change temperature very quickly. About 1,000 pixel panels, each of which is 14cm across, are needed to cover a small tank. The panels are driven by on-board thermal cameras that constantly image the ambient temperature of the tank’s surroundings. This is projected on to the panels to make it harder to spot. The cameras can also work when the tank is moving…

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