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Prof invents Potter-style 'invisibility' SCIENCE.

Byline: BEN ROSSINGTON

A SCIENTIST has come up with a way to make things disappear - just like Harry Potter's invisibility cloak.

Professor Baile Zhang used two optical crystals to bend light so part of a Post-It note vanished from view.

He told the TED2013 scientific conference in California: "I think it's cool."

But he admitted there was "a long way to go" before his invisibility cube could be put to any practical use.

The 31-year-old physics professor, from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, said he made it "for a bit of fun".

He added: "There are still many limitations and I don't have the answers for how to solve them. At this stage, it's the best we can do."

According to reports in America, US military experts are working on similar methods of manipulating light to hide objects.

They hope one day they will be able to prevent troops being seen by enemy forces.

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