Q-Branch holds the patent.
11:29:50 EDT Oct 19, 2006
Canadian Press: RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry Potter and Captain Kirk would be proud. A team of American and British researchers has made a Cloak of Invisibility.
Well, OK, it's not perfect. Yet.
But it's a start, and it did a pretty good job of hiding a copper cylinder from microwave detection.
Like light and radar waves, microwaves bounce off objects making them visible and creating a shadow, though it has to be detected with instruments.
And if you can hide something from microwaves, you can hide it from radar - a possibility that will fascinate the military - and likely from eyesight as well.