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"Squid May Help Make Soldiers Invisible" Invisible soldiers?

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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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I stumbled upon this and I thought it was interesting to say the least.

aolnews.com


Yes, those gentle sea creatures, tasty when deep-fried and served with a piquant marinara sauce, figure prominently in the quest for a real-life cloaking device. Scientists at Duke University -- something of a hotbed for this kind of work over the years -- the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of California, Santa Barbara's Marine Science Institute are studying the mechanics of how squid, cuttlefish and octopus use special light-sensitive organs and cells to manipulate light and create "dynamic camouflage." What does that mean? If you've ever gone scuba diving and encountered a cuttlefish, you may have noticed its ability to change color while matching its surroundings, even while jetting along in the water. Its cousin the octopus can even use muscles in its skin to imitate textures, to appear like algae or a rough ocean-reef rock. These chameleons of the sea, called cephalopods, create a range of special effects not just for hiding, but for attracting mates and catching prey. Cephalopods cast their illusions primarily with organs called chromatophores -- tiny ink sacs controlled by muscles that release pigments in patterns, in layers under the skin. They are among the most intelligent creatures in the sea, and their pattern-making is so advanced they could "probably play a television show on their backs, if their brains were big enough," says Sonke Johnsen, associate professor of biology at Duke University.


The full story is at the link I provided. I am not sure how far they will get with this, but it is definitely a concept to take note of.

Maybe they will clone a human/squid hybrid
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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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These animals are amazing. Here is a pic a and a Youtube video from the article.









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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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External Link for Cloaking Devices for Military Use



This is what I found with some quick research on the net. I've also heard somewhere that the U.S. is developing something similar through a privately owned Defense Agency.
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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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the reason they are studying the squid is because of its response time and how quick it can adapt to its surroundings. hybrid squid humans lol even if it did work how would they become Invisible against glass? Because even if the skin becomes clear your organs will not plus there is what you eat lol. No i think its so they can make a better process for using organic LED its paper thin and can bend plus it can be change to a range of real life colors. What the tricky part is breaking up the outline of the person wearing it and the shadow that it cast. I was thinking hologram tech to cover the shadow and maybe to break up the outline to better blend in. But this is all just assumptions as i dont have a degree in this



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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Awesome video, thanks for sharing


That was crazy near the end where that guy turned his back to the camera and he completely disappeared with the surroundings.



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 08:04 PM
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That is some interesting input. The part you said about not working with glass certainly makes sense. I guess they would need to stay away from clear or even open areas depending on the lighting.



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 08:05 PM
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ahahahaha all that guy is doing is using a projector my teacher has the same effect when in front of the classroom when its on. Here is what he is doing is he takes a picture of the background without him in it from the same position as the camera then he puts it in the projector and syncs it with the background so you dont see anything then when he stands in front of it, it projects it the image onto him of the back ground making him appear to be invisible . Stupid kid trick and i have seen better its the same concept as a green screen when making CGI movies
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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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I am not sure if I agree. The reason being the lack of reflection on his skin when his hands are on the ball near the beginning and around the 30 second mark with the hand mirror. Perhaps they could have projected what was shown through the mirror, but we would have seen a reflection.



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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lol the trick to that is the projector is back away so the light gets broken up more and the materials he uses like the ball coat and mirror have a reflective coating on them if you dont believe me check out the part where he his dancing around the light source it to the right as he cast a shadow to the left and with a computer you can add in a box like the screen in screen option on a tv its video is set up the the tv so even when he walks in front of it, it can still project the image of the tv. I have to give him props as the tv almost fooled me. I spent 10 years installing tvs and cable and have wired hotels like 180 room hotels with cable,internet,phone lines im also getting my degree in information security. Take it from me its a projector if not a couple projectors with a light source to the right. heres a video for organic LED www.youtube.com...
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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 08:59 PM
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Wouldn't backing it up change the size of the image on the surface the projection would be reflecting off of? You seem to know about this so I just would like to get to the bottom of it. I am no expert, but it looked real to me. Not trying to argue with you, if it is fake I rather know. So I appreciate the input.

What would you say happens when you back up the projector make the projection seem bigger on the surface?
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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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you can adjust the image now its not like in the old days with actual film running though it. But i could be wrong i doubt it but i could be wrong
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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 09:22 PM
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stop on 43 sec when his right shoulder is next to the arrow you can see the image is out of sync because he is standing in front of it and its projecting from the right

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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 09:34 PM
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You may be right, I am not convinced yet. It could be that he was out of the cloaking reach at the 43 second mark where some of his are and his hand become more visible.

Everything lines up so good. If it was a projector the distance between him and the wall would cause the reflection off the wall not to line up with the reflection off his body to the viewer.

I truly appreciate your feedback though. Kind of off topic me and you going back and forth about the video the other member provided, but that is okay. This is somewhat related. You could be right, but I am not willing to commit on either side considering I did not shoot the video and do not know the people who did.



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