Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | Categories: Episodes
A Canadian says he's invented an invisibility cloak - Theoretical Physicist
They may not have many at Hogwarts, but in British Columbia, cloaks of invisibility are practically ready for the military to carry with their bullets and boots. At least, according to the B.C. inventor who says his Maple Ridge company has developed the technology.
Guy Cramer is the CEO and President of HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp, a military and specials forces camouflage company whose clients include the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada. Mr. Cramer hasn't exactly been transparent with his secrets however, and not everyone is convinced invisible troops are ready to march.
For more on the quest for invisibility, we reached the leading authority on the subject. John Pendry is a theoretical physicist and a professor at Imperial College London. He joined us from London, England.
A Canadian says he's invented an invisibility cloak - British Military Affairs Expert
Claude Rains made a memorable first Hollywood appearance -- if that's the right word-- as The Invisible Man in the 1933 film. A serum made him physically vanish; he wasn't all there in other ways as well. But you don't have to be crazed to see the alarming possibilities of invisibility.
Our next guest has thought about the ethics of such a discovery. Nick Pope is a British military affairs expert who spent 21 years working for the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense. He was in Tuscon, Arizona.
This segment was produced by The Current's Shannon Higgins.
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