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Hilary Swank Marries Philip Schneider In Secret Ceremony That Was Pure Burning Man

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Two time Oscar winner, Hilary Swank, married social venture entrepreneur Philip Schneider before riding off into the night Burning Man style.


The star of Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby walked down the aisle surrounded in redwood trees is a beautiful outdoor wedding. Swank says the day was perfect, Swank told Vogue Magazine about the location saying:

We found exactly what we were looking for at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California. It's a stunning private community surrounded by 20,000 acres of conservancy and an intimate redwood grove populated with trees that are over 800 years old.

Guests, including bridesmaid and best friend Mariska Hargitay danced late into the night, wearing headphones so as not to disturb the neighbors, before jumping on bicycles and peddling back to their rooms. Swank described the bikes as playful if not overly beautiful in a Burning Man kind of way.

We ended the night riding back to our rooms on bicycles decorated Burning Man–style with LED lights and streamers by our friend's children. They weren't pretty, but they sure made a statement!

And as for that dress she says:

I wanted something romantic that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to be married, and he delivered—designing something that far surpassed my greatest expectations. It was everything I imagined and more.

Take a look at the stunning photos.

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Screenshot Vogue

Screenshot Vogue

Screenshot Vogue

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Screenshot Vogue

Best friend Hargitay shared this adorable moment with the bride to be last year. With these moves we imagine the bridal party had a great time on the dance floor.



Twitter congrats came pouring in for the couple.







We wish the happy couple many joyous days to come.

H/T: Vogue, People, W

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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."

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