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The real “invisibility shield” hides the user from all eyes – and you can buy one now

NO, this is not from a Harry Potter movie.

A group of British nerds claim to have created an amazing product invisibility Shield to “surprise friends” and “evade enemies”.

Like magic

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Like magicPhoto credit: Invisibility Shield Co

The shield is essentially a flat plate that hides magically who ducks behind.

Even more impressive is the fact that the device requires no electricity.

It works in a clever way, deflecting light around people with a “precision-engineered lens array,” say developers at Invisibility Shield Co.

But it’s not quite perfect – you don’t get a clear picture of the scene behind the subject, more of a blur is created.

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So far they have crafted 25 fully functional invisibility shields.

But now the crowdfunding team continues kickstarters her invention from “science fiction into reality”.

Their goal of raising £5,000/$6,600 has already been exceeded, with more than £77,000/$10,100 pledged to date.

Those offering £299 / $395 can grab a full-size sign measuring 950mm x 650mm and should receive it by the end of the year.

A smaller piece ideal for hiding everyday items is available from £49/$65.

Inventors have also said that the clothing you wear can affect the shield’s effectiveness.

“The shield works best when the clothing you’re wearing is the same color and slightly lighter than or equal to the brightness of the background scenery,” they explain.

“The shield still works very well with dark and differently colored clothing against a light background, but this combination makes the overall face of the shield slightly darker in relation to the background than it would be if the bearer were wearing light-colored clothing.”

Now you see me, now you don't...

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Now you see me, now you don’t…Photo credit: Invisibility Shield Co

In other news, the new Harry Potter video game Hogwarts legacy will feature some familiar faces, despite being set hundreds of years before most of the characters were even born.

A major Mars mission to find out if life could have ever existed on the planet delayed by up to six years at best, as Europe scrambles to replace Russian parts.

Internet users were asked not to use a popular piece antivirus software for fear it could be exploited by the Kremlin to spy on or launch cyberattacks.

And Instagram might be planning to bring back a way to see what you are friends like on the platform.


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