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NickT
11-03-2007, 01:15 PM
Die Another Day's car was unrealistic eh? :)


http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22689812-2,00.html

NEW technology that can make tanks invisible has been unveiled by Britain's Ministry of Defence.

In secret trials last week, the army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted an invisible tank would be ready for service by 2012.

The new technology uses cameras and projectors to beam images of the surrounding landscape onto a tank.

The result is that anyone looking in the direction of the vehicle only sees what is beyond it and not the tank itself.

A soldier who was at the trials said, "This technology is incredible.

"If I hadn't been present I wouldn't have believed it.

"I looked across the fields and just saw grass and trees - but in reality I was staring down the barrel of a tank gun."

How the technology works in combat is very sensitive, but the Defence Ministry is believed to be also testing a military jacket that works on the same principles.

It is the type of innovation normally associated with James Bond.

The brains behind the technology, Prof Sir John Pendry, said the next step was to make a tank invisible without the cameras and projectors.




Click the link and look at the picture and caption :)

Caley Tibbittz
11-03-2007, 01:17 PM
Consider my mind blown.

VitoDGK
11-03-2007, 01:19 PM
theres some footage on youtube, not sure if its the same exactly

NickT
11-03-2007, 01:20 PM
theres some footage on youtube, not sure if its the same exactly
This http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JKPVQal851U ?


Dunno if it's the same, but it's damn cool :)

MagicGamer
11-03-2007, 01:25 PM
Awesome.

RickLM
11-03-2007, 01:53 PM
So I guess the Brits are back to running the world now? Well played, people.

Jerome Gibbons
11-03-2007, 02:02 PM
So I guess the Brits are back to running the world now? Well played, people.

All in cycles. First, the Cold War starts coming back, then the British pwn everyone. Next thing you know, the Mongols will be making a comeback.

NickT
11-03-2007, 02:03 PM
Of course, this could be an elaborate lie.



"We have you surrounded! Surrounded by invisible tanks! Surrender!"

Fusion
11-03-2007, 02:11 PM
Die Another Day's car was unrealistic eh? :)


http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22689812-2,00.html





Click the link and look at the picture and caption :)

Like the invisible Jet Fighter in "I Spy"?

Ryan Elliott
11-03-2007, 02:13 PM
Wow.


We're fucked.

Greenville 90210
11-03-2007, 02:21 PM
All in cycles. First, the Cold War starts coming back, then the British pwn everyone. Next thing you know, the Mongols will be making a comeback.

Watch television, there's mongoloids everywhere!

Amos Moses
11-03-2007, 02:38 PM
Yeah well, we'll have Power Armor!




Someday....

Thommy Melanson
11-03-2007, 02:51 PM
Wow.


We're fucked.

Fear not, citizen.

One day we'll find the brown note.

Then those limeys' pants are fucked!

thatguyfromsyracuse
11-03-2007, 02:51 PM
Of course, this could be an elaborate lie.



"We have you surrounded! Surrounded by invisible tanks! Surrender!"

:lol: "How do I know thats true?"

"Well...Can you really afford to NOT believe me?"

"........We surrender!!"

Magnum V.I.
11-03-2007, 02:55 PM
Wow.


We're fucked.

How are we fucked? :mistrust:

Hawkdevil
11-03-2007, 03:06 PM
2012? Oh dammit, is THIS what ends time? Stupid British people :(

AAlgar
11-03-2007, 03:28 PM
And now... how not to be seen.

Amos Moses
11-03-2007, 03:30 PM
http://www.nma-fallout.com/fallout2/heads/enclave.gif

Bring it on you tea drinking hippies!

mario
11-03-2007, 03:36 PM
now all you need is invisible tiretracks and silent motors and it could maybe work :)

thatguyfromsyracuse
11-03-2007, 03:39 PM
You know, this would have been the perfect place to post the Monty Python "Invisible People" sketch, but the only one I could find on youtube was in...Not english.

AAlgar
11-03-2007, 03:40 PM
You know, this would have been the perfect place to post the Monty Python "Invisible People" sketch, but the only one I could find on youtube was in...Not english.


And now... how not to be seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zekiZYSVdeQ

thatguyfromsyracuse
11-03-2007, 03:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zekiZYSVdeQ

Ooops, yeah, that one. Thanks AAlgar.

NickT
11-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Picture from testing the technology:






http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/sandwich.jpg

Greenville 90210
11-03-2007, 04:21 PM
Picture from testing the technology:






http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/sandwich.jpg

I was waiting for this. Almost did it myself. 8-)