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zahid
November 2, 2007, 09:49 AM
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,306678,00.html

British defense researchers have invented an invisible tank — or at least a way to make a tank invisible.

London's Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and Sun all report on tests conducted by the Ministry of Defence last week in which a tank rolled across a field, completely invisible to observers standing at a certain point.

"This technology is incredible," an unnamed soldier was quoted by the Daily Mail and Sun. "If I hadn't been present I wouldn't have believed it. I looked across the fields and just saw grass and trees — but in reality I was staring down the barrel of a tank gun."

Before bloggers start making comparisons to Harry Potter and Romulan spacecraft, it must be noted that the "technology" relies on heavy use of camera and projectors.

Basically, a camera films the background, which is then projected upon a special surface applied to something in the foreground — in this case, a tank.
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A Japanese guy in a translucent raincoat has become very popular on YouTube demonstrating something similar.

One person was willing to go on the record in all three British newspaper stories — theoretical physicist Sir John Pendry of Imperial College London, one of the world's leading experts on surface reflectivity and lead author of a widely reported paper last year that said a "cloak of invisibility" would theoretically be possible.

"The drawback at the moment is the dependence upon cameras and projectors," the Sun quoted Pendry, who did not confirm an implied connection with the defense project. "The next stage is to make the tank invisible without them — which is intricate and complicated, but possible."

akabir77
November 2, 2007, 10:49 AM
looks like you haven't seen the bond movie ... He had a invincible car with the same technology...

zahid
November 2, 2007, 11:20 AM
looks like you haven't seen the bond movie ... He had a invincible car with the same technology...

Yes, seen that. But, that was Movie. This is now a Reality!

akabir77
November 2, 2007, 01:17 PM
Yes, seen that. But, that was Movie. This is now a Reality!

A lot of things in the movie they use from the concept. Not like agdoom bag doom things(not all movies though)...

Hatebreed
November 2, 2007, 01:18 PM
I was ok with the invention, until I read this caption:


What the British cloaking device might look like if it were applied to an Israeli tank. :-|

Sohel
November 2, 2007, 02:29 PM
<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ODHH1lZo004&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ODHH1lZo004&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

Suddenly the EMPIRE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romulan_Empire) is interested again ... :shh:

<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/34mEP-qW1nk&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/34mEP-qW1nk&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

zahid
November 2, 2007, 07:51 PM
Sohel bhai, Star Trek eikhaney ki korey?

Sohel
November 3, 2007, 01:59 PM
Sohel bhai, Star Trek eikhaney ki korey?

Cloaking device? ... :)