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    Scientists Show How A Real Life Invisibility Cloak Could Exist

    Well nearly.

    Scientists at the University of Rochester have invented a device that makes objects appear invisible over a range of angles.

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    The device uses lenses to have light pass around an object as though it isn't there, making the object seem invisible.

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    The phenomenon known as "cloaking", can be scaled up to nearly any size, so could be used to hide quite large objects, such as a young wizard.

    Sadly the device requires a series of lenses and only works over a small angle range, so we're quite a long way off a proper invisibility cloak.

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    But we are one step closer.

    John Howell, a professor of physics at the University of Rochester, has suggested many real life used for this technology such as letting a surgeon see through his hands, or a truck driver see his blind spots.

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    Or maybe to let a young boy wizard spy on his enemies...

    Watch the whole video to learn more about the technology behind "cloaking".

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