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Originally posted by Impreza
I do believe the Japanese program you're referring to has been discontinued for some time now. I don't think it was very practical for field use, and that's probably why it was shut down.
Originally posted by WOGIT
Dont forget about the peeping Tom
[edit on 8-4-2007 by WOGIT]
"We have a camera behind the person wearing the coat," Mr Tachi told the BBC.
The image from the camera is then projected onto the coat, so that the wearer appears virtually transparent when seen through a viewfinder.
Beforehand "it looks like a grey coat," Mr Tachi said. "But when we project the image onto it we can see a very clear picture of what is projected."
“In order for the cloaking device to work in the first place light has to separate into two or more waves resulting in a new wave pattern. Within this pattern we get light and dark regions which are needed in order for an object to appear invisible.
“Until now, however, it was not clear whether photons – particles that make up all forms of light – can split and form new waves when the light source is close to the object. If we use ray optic techniques – where light travels in beams - photons break down at close range and the object does not appear invisible. If we study light as it travels in waves however, invisibility is maintained.”
Originally posted by I Am The Influence
Id call that japanese jacket more of a chameleon type jacket than invisible. I thought i also heard of a similar type of jacket that used both microcameras and fiberoptic wires. The jacket was coated in both cameras and optics, and what the camera captured on one side would be translated on the opposite side in the optics. this way, each camera has its own optic, giving it a 360 degree ability to blend in. You dont have to have it projected onto you. You achieve full 360 chameleon imagery. It was designed for the military and special ops.