Harry Potter is shown receiving the Cloak of Invisibility on Christmas Day 1991 in this file photo. Although the technology to create material that can bend light and render objects ‘invisible’ has been around for years, scientists have until now only been able to make it the size of a thumbnail. Photo: Handout

From Hogwarts to Walmart: Chinese team move ‘invisibility cloak’ one step closer to reality

Researchers in Jilin find cheaper, simpler way to fabricate light-bending material in larger sizes using sheets of silver crystal

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Harry Potter is shown receiving the Cloak of Invisibility on Christmas Day 1991 in this file photo. Although the technology to create material that can bend light and render objects ‘invisible’ has been around for years, scientists have until now only been able to make it the size of a thumbnail. Photo: Handout
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