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It’s Closer Than You Think, Harry Potter Fans

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Professor Xingjie Ni, an assistant scientist at Penn State, is developing an invisibility cloak.

Professor Xingjie Ni, an assistant scientist at Penn State, is developing an invisibility cloak.

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Professor Xingjie Ni, an assistant scientist at Penn State, is developing an invisibility cloak.

Asher Russo, Reporter

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Scientists are working on an invisibility cloak. Although it’s not quite the invisibility cloak Harry Potter dons in the series, it’s still pretty magical.

Professor Xingjie Ni, an assistant scientist at Penn State, is developing an invisibility cloak using a detailed knowledge of light waves, metamaterials, and nanostructures. There are a few complications though.

Limitations come with the cloak. There is an antenna on the surface that must be adjusted properly in order to make the object underneath appear invisible. This makes it look like the light wave just reflected off the surface instead of hitting the object.

There also is the problem that the cloak is only the size of a grain of sand. However, this is just the prototype. Scientists are working on making a larger version and other ways to help people hide in plain sight.

Until then, you’ll have to find other ways to manage mischief.

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