Invisibility Cloaks Are ~Real~, Thank You Science!

6 January 2016, 16:01 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Invisibility Cloak
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Muggles are makin' magic!


Clever muggle scientists in the land of Russia have developed a new material that could be used to create an ~invisibility cloak.~

YES, YOU HEARD THAT CORRECTLY! AN INVISIBILITY CLOAK. Soon, we will finally be in possession of all three of the Deathly Hallows - the Muggle Version, obvz. (The other two are obviously a Curly Wurly chocolate bar and that shell you found on the beach when you were 4 that your Mum still keeps in the bathroom.)

According to this report, a new material has recently been developed so that "when light is incident on the surface of such a material, the refracted light is on the same side of the normal to the surface as the incident light." Basically, the new material will reflect light in such a way that it starts to reflect it's surroundings. MEANING: WE'RE ONE STEP CLOSER TO SNEAKING OFF TO THE RESTRICTED SECTION OF THE LIBRARY!

(Late last year, researchers in California also created a super-thin, skin like metasurface that could make small objects disappear. Very progress... Much good!)

Here's a list of things we could all do when this glorious cloak becomes available to purchase for a small offering of Knuts and Galleons:

You can sneak into ALL THE CONCERTS. 

You could play a horrible horrible prank on the last person who pranked you. 

You could sneak into the house of one of your Slytherin friends and leave a trail of boobytraps.

You could sneak down to the kitchens and steal all the food you can carry.

You could sneak into the Harry Potter Studios and take a nap on the Knight Bus.

You could secretly hang out with your faves and hope they spill some tea.

You could fight crime, and/or evil overlords that want to destroy the world.

You could break into Chipotle every day and get free food.

Or... you could just break into the Restricted Section of the library in search of info on Nicolas Flamel to help you on your quest to greatness.

See you in there, Potterheads.