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Old 06-15-04, 09:46 AM   #1
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Guy makes tranparent coat

This is pretty cool technology.. Imagine your house with walls on the outside looking in, but transparent from the inside looking out..

http://projects.star.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp...DIA/xv/oc.html
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Old 06-15-04, 08:29 PM   #2
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Pretty darn cool. I saw it a couple months ago when (I think) it was first shown. I know people have been toying around with the idea for years, but no one that I've heard of has tried it on clothing until this.
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I want a jersey made with some of that.

I think the military is developing something like that. it was in an issue of National Geographic awhile ago. Soldiers would use it for urban combat where conventional camo wouldn't work because of the thousands of different textures/shapes/colors that are in an urban environment.
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LOL I hate to say it but it's still a projected image not the fabric itself. So no, no cloaked bird of prey people.
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Well im talking about something quite different. The fabrics that they are developing for military use actually use a computer to change color and blend in with the background.

If I can find the national geographic it was in I can try and scan it for you.
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Well im talking about something quite different. The fabrics that they are developing for military use actually use a computer to change color and blend in with the background.

If I can find the national geographic it was in I can try and scan it for you.
Organic LED's embedded into fabric with a built in database of common patterns like foilage, brick, sand, and urban backgrounds as well as adjustable colors?
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Yes basically. But the military wants more than the common stuff. They want the soldiers to blend in perfectly and the scientists in the article sounded a bit peeved
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how does the computer know what to replicate? this sounds a long way off to me.
All you need is a representative sample of a pattern like brick or stucco or concrete or jungle or desert sand, etc. You don't want to be completely invisible, that would be too hard. Just invisible enough to confuse and buy you time.
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oh. i thought they had eyes that could map things out in real time.
Yes, a CCD would do nicely.
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