Macroscopic Invisibility CloakThe Harry Potter universe became one step closer to reality this week.

Scientists have invented a macroscopic invisibility cloak.

The device actually hides objects by bending light around them.

From RT.com:

Dr. Baile Zhang, an assistant professor of physics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, unveiled his invention at a TED conference in Long Beach, Calif, where he explained that he constructed the invisibility machine “just for fun” after coming up with the idea in 2010.

It will be a while before the technology improves to the point where you can hide an entire person, but it’s still pretty jaw-dropping.

Check it out in action below.

RT.com