Designing a material to cloak objects from visible light has always been a challenge -- Trust me, I've tried it many times during my childhood.

Published today, the New Journal of Physics (co-owned by the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society) details how Meta-flex, a new material designed by researchers from the University of St Andrews, overcomes the two biggest invisibility obstacles: 1) Making meta-atoms small enough to interact with light and 2) Creating meta-materials that can be detached from their hard surfaces in a way that makes them flexible. (Oh, so THAT's where I went wrong!)

Download the team's research paper and see how it's done.

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