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A Company Just Announced the First-Ever Luxury Space Hotel

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Many hotels have a claim to fame. There's a hotel where giraffes eat breakfast with the customers, one that's in the middle of the rainforest, and another that's built inside a solid block of ice each year before melting with the spring thaw. But there's something no hotel on earth can lay claim to: zero-gravity sleeping quarters. Orion Span, a startup based in Houston Texas, is planning to launch a space station that doubles as luxury hotel!


No other hotels look like this one.

The company plans to launch their hotel in 2021, with guests welcomed aboard in 2022.

Visiting comes with a steep price-tag, however, both financial and figurative. Waitlists for the first trip are now open, and it costs $80,000 just to reserve a spot in line. If you get a seat on the shuttle, your stay will last 12 days and set you back a cool $9.5 million dollars, coming in at $792k a night...so don't even think about hitting the minibar.

And taking this vacation won't be quite as simple as going through a TSA checkpoint. Before their journey to the stars, guests will undergo three years of training to make sure they're prepared.

But it all might just be worth it for this view...

Of course, your rooms won't be very spacious despite the large fee.

Consider Twitter on board! That is, as soon as they can save up some extra pocket change.

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The wizarding world is now a reality.

Sort of.

A Canadian company has created a real life invisibility cloak, and it's mind-blowing to see in action.

The company, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., calls its creation "Quantum Stealth."

See it in action here:

'Invisibility cloak' that could hide tanks and troops looks closer to reality www.youtube.com

Describing themselves on their website as "Leaders in Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception", HyperStealth has patents pending on their magical invention.

The "invisibility shield" is made of an inexpensive, paper thin material that bends light to make objects appear to be invisible. The company boasts that it would be able to hide people, vehicles, and even buildings.

Humans hidden by Quantum Stealth would also be undetectable to heat-sensing cameras.

Meet the Canadian who created a real-life invisibility shield youtu.be

Guy Cramer, the CEO of HyperStealth and the shield's inventor explained to CTV News:

"This is the same material that you see in 3D books and DVD covers and movie posters where by moving side to side you get a 3D image. We're using the same material and we've removed the picture from behind it to get that effect."

The material was never meant to for public use, but Cramer hopes that his invention will be helpful to Canada's military allies, including the United States.

Since releasing video demonstrations of the "invisibility cloak", military personnel have become interested in learning more about it.

Reception to the prototype, initially demonstrated to militaries in 2011, was lukewarm. But HyperStealth's recent promotional materials have since caught the attention of higher ups.

Cramer has expressed surprise about the public's interest in "Quantum Stealth" on Twitter.

Cramer admitted to CTV that he has reservations about how the material can be used:

"The intention was to keep it out of the public and to allow the military to use it sparingly or bury it. My concern is the criminal element using this at some point in the future and non-allied countries using it against our soldiers out there."

Fans of the Harry Potter series are comparing "Quantum Stealth" to Harry's Invisibility Cloak.





Featured in both the book and movies, Harry's Invisibility Cloak is a made from a magical fabric that he and his friends wear to appear invisible, usually to hide from Hogwarts' staff.

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Twitter is in awe of the invention's unbelievable capabilities.





Though some people share Cramer's worries about it falling into the wrong hands and its use in warfare.





Despite the public's excitement and concerns, Cramer doubts that it will ever be available for civilian use.

When addressing "Quantum Stealth's availability to the general public, he wrote on the HyperStealth website:

"Not in the near future unless the Military decided to release the technology and I don't anticipate that will happen anytime soon."

If you're not up on your Potterdom lore (or just need a new set after reading your first ones to tatters) the Harry Potter Books 1-7 Special Edition Boxed Set is available here.

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