Thursday, September 08, 2011

Swedish engineers working on infrared-"invisible tank":
The system, developed by Bae Systems and known as "Adaptiv", allows an object to blend chameleon-like into its surroundings and vanish when viewed in infra-red.

The technology is based on sheets of hexagonal 'pixels' that are able to change temperature very quickly.

On-board cameras collect images of the vehicle's background and display that infra-red image onto the vehicle panels, making it appear to vanish.
(Via Neatorama.)