spoiler alert: i linked this
UM Engineering develops "cloaking spray paint"
Hey man, did you perchance check the date that the article and video were posted?
Guessing by date. April fools
Confirmed, April Fools.
So, it's not the Michigan Difference?
insert joke here...
When you say "insert joke here," usually you don't then insert an actual joke.
You guys simply misunderstood the comment. It was simply a continuation of the joke, explaining Borges' OL substitution strategy during last season.
My girlfriend has a tattoo that says "Insert joke here" with an arrow.
sounds like the jokes on her if she made you her boyfriend.
I know it is an April Fool's joke, but I think it is totally possible. They could develop it using Jeremy Gallon's DNA.
First mention of Jeremy Gallon gets an El Jeffe MGoPoint.
Thought it was real for a second as well. It's not like it's entirely implausible given the advancements from Quantum Stealth in cloaking technology.
It would be an inconcievably large jump in technology, given that right now the best we can do is make a very tiny object significantly less "visible" to a thing that measures microwaves.
Wasn't there something not too long ago where someone developed a cloth capable of making objects appear invisible?
Yes. Swan Flu doesn't know what he's talking about.
it was really something when they made a spray that made things water proof. If they ever make this product for real, consider my mind completely blown.
You're probably talking about that. If you read the actual article and not just the headline, you'll see that it only works on small objects and only with microwaves.
The headline is "a type of cloth can make objects invisible to light!" in reality, the light they are referring to is microwave radiation, which is a form of "light". But it isn't in the visible spectrum, so it's not invisible in the sense we typically think of.
Put me down for a can of that please!
Thank God it's a joke, this would have given the Romulans the advantage they need to compete with the big boys.
Dammit! Totally felt for it. I didn't figure it out until I checked the date.
I felt for it too. Unfortunately due to the cloaking spray I couldn't find it and just swung my hands in front of me in despair.
Tacopants has been using that stuff, on and off, for years.
Yup... originally tested on our Fab Five banners.
I thought Coleman had those taken down because of the big scandal.
Did she take your sarcasm meter too?
No. But she may have taken yours.
Holy shit, you missed it. I case you were wondering it went right over your head.
Right back at ya.
I'll sit in the corner for 5 minutes
saw something a while back about how the military was experimenting with suits that would have thousands of cameras on the back and corresponding screens on the front. This would allow a person looking at the person in the suit to see whatever is directly behind them, essentially rendering the suit-wearer invisible. Seemed pretty cool but probably outrageously expensive...
Cloaking Spray Salons will be popping up across America before we know it.
Incredibly tardy Jeremy Gallon reference does not earn an El Jeffe MGoPoint.
Sadly, the first thing I thought of was the great April Fools jokes I could play with that, but I didn't realize it was a joke on me.
I am ashamed and a terrible representative of Michigan.
I really hate April Fool's.
I was totally fooled... damn it!... back to real life....
You got got!
I didn't believe it for a second...
Transparent helmets with maize stripes
Last year they did something about teleportation as well.
Well I'm a dumbass.
Everybody already knows that the gov worked with secret Nazi collaborators to discover "invisibility" back in 1948 with the notoriuos Philadephia experiment.
Although I suppose an invisibility paint would be an improvement over the razzle-dazzle paint jobs:
Someone posted this on Facebook a couple days ago. I didn't watch/read it and just assumed it was a joke. I saw it here, and decided to watch it and see what it was all about. I actually did believe it was true and that I had just rushed to judgement to quickly on this the other day. And then I saw the article that said it was indeed an April Fool's joke after all. This roller coaster of emotions as now made me sad.
Totally fooled - I thought that was one of the coolest and scariest things that I have seen. Science fiction is becoming a reality. Thank goodness it's not real.
I will say that I believed it until I saw the objects dangling, at which point I thought it looked like CGI. I still thought it was possibly believable until they put it on their hands and started talking about it keeping him up at night.
I would have recognized it as an April Fools joke sooner had this type of technology not been talked about in Popular Science about 10 years ago.
I thought everybody knew about this. Jeremy gallon had this stuff sprayed on him for multiple games throughout his career
Still not getting an El Jeffe MGoPoint.
I fear that I've made a fool of myself on this. I thought this was amazing and proceeded to email it to most of my family. I grew up in a Star Trek household, so I figured they'd love it just as much as I did. Now I'll have to play it off like a late April Fools joke just as it was done to me.
I just took it on the chin and admitted it.
So last year there was an article about actual material that bends light on some fabric. Google quantum stealth.
for lululemon spray on yoga pants.
lululemon took it one step further and now sells the product on-line! It's currently "sold out"...
(Offstage sounds of rummaging, stuff falling on floor, "Ow!", muttered curses.)
Man: Honey, have you seen my can of cloaking spray paint?
Wife: Of course not.
It worked beautifully because you posted it today and not April 1st. I actually showed my husband who saw right through it and I called him a "non-believer." Good thing I'm secure with my intelligence.
So this wasn't Gallon's trick. Would be cool to make Spike invisible also. Just watch the ball bounce as he dribbles the air out of it.