Magical Invisibility Cloak Soon to Be Real
All you Harry Potter fans out there have reason to celebrate!
Scientists say they are close to inventing a real invisibility cloth.
Harry Potter is a popular book and movie series about a boy who fights evil and wins. His success is partly because of magic tools like an invisibility cloth. When he hides underneath of it, you can't see him. He becomes invisible.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley say they have invented a cloth that hides shapes. We see shapes when light hits an object. The light then scatters and bounces around to reveal a shape.
The cloak is made with millions of tiny mirrors of gold. The mirrors are so small they are about the size of a human hair. The mirrors stop the light from scattering and bouncing.
The military would be very interested in this kind of technology, scientists say, as would cosmetic and car makers, too.
Xiang Zhang is a materials scientist at the university.
"People can make a sizeable belly now become a six-pack, you know, scars on the face and things (that) can disappear."
So far, the scientists have been hiding objects so small they cannot be seen with common sight. But they are sure they can adapt the technology for larger objects in the next five to seven years.
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They celebrate their wedding anniversary annually.
2.close to 将近；靠近；临近
In the east, our country adjoins Korea and is close to Japan.
我国东部跟朝鲜接壤, 跟日本邻近 。
Insurance is one of Britain's most profitable invisible exports.
Don't scatter garbage all over the place.
1.The cloak is made with millions of tiny mirrors of gold. The mirrors are so small they are about the size of a human hair. The mirrors stop the light from scattering and bouncing.
millions of 上百万的；数百万的
Millions of tons of slag now go into building roads each year.
Millions of people were uprooted by the war.
2.So far, the scientists have been hiding objects so small they cannot be seen with common sight. But they are sure they can adapt the technology for larger objects in the next five to seven years.
He tried hard to adapt himself to the new conditions.
I believe that a good hotel must adapt itself to changing times.
作为深受大众青睐的书籍以及系列电影，哈利波特讲述的是一个小男孩与恶魔抗争最终战胜恶魔的故事 。当然，他的胜利一部分归功于魔法道具比如隐形衣 。穿上隐形衣之后，人们就看不到他了 。也就是说他成了隐形人 。
加州大学伯克利分校的研究人员称已经发明了一种可以隐藏形体的布料 。只有当光线照射到物体上时，我们才能看见形状 。这是因为光的散射和反射将一个物体的形状显现出来 。
这件披风带有数以百万计的黄金小镜子 。镜子如此之小，差不多是人类发丝的大小 。这些镜子阻止太阳光进行散射与反射 。
目前，科学家们一直致力于隐藏一些小的事物直至肉眼看不到 。但在未来的五到七年，他们确定可以将这种技术应用到一些较大的物体 。