What would you do if you had the power of invisibility?

Do you know how Sue Storm of Fantastic Four could bend light waves so she can make herself and other objects invisible? That’s quite a reality now, and the good news is you don’t have to be exposed to the cosmic storm to gain such ability. HyperStealth Biotechnology claims they know just how to do that.

Dr. Susan “Sue” Storm Richards. © 1941-2021 Marvel Characters, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The widespread practice of using camouflage uniforms in the US Army started in the 1940s when General Douglas MacArthur ordered 150,000 jungle uniforms for the troops assigned in the South Pacific. They called it frog skin. Other patterns were also made depending on the terrain where the troops were assigned— snowy mountains, vegetations, jungles, even in the middle of the endless sand in the desert. As the name suggests, the concept is to conceal presence, position, and intention to deceive the enemy. A tactic that we have been using ever since, up until this day.

Now enters HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., “a leading supplier of Camouflage Patterns to Militaries around the World with over 14,000 pattern designs” and has been doing so since 1999. They upped their game by developing a “material that renders the target completely invisible by bending light waves around the target,” and they called it Quantum Stealth. What’s more remarkable about this thin sheet of camouflage material is that it doesn’t just make people or vehicles or even buildings visually concealed. It can also hide infrared and thermal signatures, as well as shadows. Isn’t that mind-blowing?