It’s easy to see a number of nefarious uses for devices that allow you to walk the earth undetected, from traversing the grounds of Hogwarts after lights out to liberating the contents of a nearby bank vault. But early stage invisibility cloaks may offer a number of tangible, Muggle-world applications as well.

That’s according to a team of researchers behind a new paper in the latest issue of Optica. In the paper, researchers say that their new method of manipulating lightwaves opens the door to tech that can cloak a three dimensional object from all sides, leading to vastly more sophisticated sensors and communication tools in the process.

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