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Halloween may be over, but the spooky season is all year.
And since night vision is not perfect, anything seen over a night vision monitor is likely to spook the heck out of anybody.
The wizarding world is now a reality.
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:
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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.
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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.
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."
Woman's Co-Worker Warns Her Not To Steal Her Future Baby's Name, Then Gets Offended When She Jokes About It Later
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We sometimes regret decisions and life choices too, but the missed opportunities always seem to hit the hardest when we look back on them.
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