Invisible cloaks like Harry Potter : Would be reality for soldiers
So it sounds interesting already, no? 🙂
How does the soldier of present become the soldier of future!?
DARPA(Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) – R&D ARM of the defence department. DARPA enables the game-changing military breakthroughs that others dismiss as impossible.
DARPA seems like James bonds’ “Q”, right? Making all cool gadgets for soldiers!
President Obama himself funded this agency to do research projects, If you didn’t know. DARPA researches and creates many cool things but we are going to talk about one specific thing they have been working on- The Invisible Cloak that can make soldiers invisible in any condition. This is going to be real game-changing thing.
Well soldiers needs strength and endurance on the battlefield, but there are times when they also need stealth camouflaged uniforms can help them move undetected when the mission calls for it. In the future this revolutionary technology might even make the soldiers invisible.
How could it be possible?
If you want to make yourself invisible you may need a cloak like cylinder that will cover you and what would actually happen is the light rays will be bent and reflect after hitting that cloak in the way that they can go around it! (Assuming! Your reactions are like “whaaaaaatttt?”, atm). Just sytudy the picture, i painted below for the better understanding! (please don’t laugh, that was best i could do :)).
They are telling that with new materials they are building, we will be able to control light like never before! Starting with some sort of given materials like silicon and then embed it with some nano particles or semi conductors. In short they are building something called meta-materials having characteristics of refractive index distribution (they call it!). Also making sure that, that material should adeptly bending the light to make it all possible.
It crossed my mind that all the text-book things that we read about light are now wrong, we can do things that are beyond all these limits.
Still there is much more to do and thousands of challenges are there. Like it is fully possible using some specific wavelength of light, sadly it’s not the visible light yet. Plus cloak should be like it is in Harry Potter(a cape or a blanket), not like some solid cylinder, right?
Applications are infinite. Future soldiers will b so much tech-equipped. That is the ultimate goal.
Sooo! that was all of it. Let us know, what would you do if you get your hands on this? Ans what do you think about it? Don’t forget, Commenting is free :D.
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