Tanks test out 'invisibility cloak'

Last updated at 16:50
Tank with special "invisibility panels"Other

Tanks could soon become invisible at night, thanks to a new device a bit like Harry Potter's invisibility cloak.

The new technology allows tanks to mimic the temperature of their surroundings, which can fool infrared cameras.

It could even make a tank look like a cow or a car, when seen through heat-sensitive telescopes.

Researchers are now looking at ways to make it work with other kinds of light to try to get to true invisibility.

Tank looking like a car at night, using the new technologyOther
When seen through heat-sensitive telescopes at night, the tank can look like a car.