Scientists create invisibility cloak for paperclips


Scientists at the University of Birmingham have created the world's largest invisibility cloak.

Despite it only being able to make an object the size of a paperclip disappear, it works by using a transparent mineral that crefracts light to give an effect of invisibility.

Dr Shuang Zhang, the lead investigator on the project told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast that the method could be used to hide humans in the future.

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