B.C. firm claims it can make soldiers invisible

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      B.C.'s HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. says it has developed camouflage that can make troops as invisible as Harry Potter. The company, which has a Maple Ridge maibox, has gotten the attention of CNN and the U.K.'s Daily Mail.

      President and CEO Guy Cramer claims on his company's website that the U.S. and Canadian militaries have "seen" the Quantum Stealth material. Here's how the too-good-to-be-true technology is described:

      Quantum Stealth is a material that renders the target completely invisible by bending light waves around the target. The material removes not only your visual, infrared (night vision) and thermal signatures but also the target’s shadow.

      For "security issues", Hyperstealth has posted mockups but not actual evidence of the light-bending technology on its site. According to Hyperstealth, Quantum Stealth could be used by pilots forced to eject over enemy territory, surfacing submarines, tanks battling other (visible) tanks, and snipers in open terrain.

      We could also envision Quantum Stealth being used by unscrupulous reporters who have Rita Skeeter-like tendencies but lack the ability to transform into a fly on the wall.