Items tagged with camouflage

A team of researchers have done something pretty remarkable with graphene, and it has nothing to do with battery technology or next-generation semiconductors. Instead, they developed a graphene-based adaptive thermal camouflage film that can effectively mask hot objects, such as a human soldier, from infrared cameras that scan the surroundings and detect different heat profiles. Had this existed before, the creature in Predator would have had a much tougher time hunting his human prey. This isn't science fiction, though. The material is a thin, lightweight, and ultra-flexible film that can reconfigure its thermal appearance and blend in with the varying thermal background within a matter a seconds.... Read more...
Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak was almost too fantastical a magical item (and made for a cheap and easy literary foil to allow some of the main characters in the series to move from place to place and eavesdrop) to be believable even in fantasy novels, but a company called Hyperstealth Biotech Corp claims to have a camouflage material that provides that exact capability to soldiers. Called “Quantum Stealth”, the fabric supposedly works by bending light around itself so that observers can’t see that someone is there. Unfortunately, Hyperstealth Biotech won’t divulge any of the details of how the technology works, so it’s impossible to confirm or deny the... Read more...