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.


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.