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New Device Hides, on Cue, From Infrared Cameras
November 26, 2012
Now you see it, now you don't. A new device invented at the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences can absorb 99.75 percent of infrared light that shines on it. When activated, it appears black to infrared cameras.
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