July 2016 - China, Shanghai. Exclusive video showing huge UFO (or flying saucer) hovering in the sky over Shanghai during few hours before hiding in kind of camouflage screen.
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Hundreds of witnesses in the bustling city of Shanghai, China, have reported sighting a huge “flying saucer UFO” with lights that hovered over the city for few hours on Sunday, July 3, 2016. The report from China has sparked feverish excitement in the alien conspiracy theory blogosphere, with wild speculation about alien invasion that takes inspiration from the 1996 Independence Day movie.
Hundreds of stunned residents of Shanghai reportedly claimed to have watched the alleged flying saucer UFO suspended motionless in the sky over the city for few hours overnight on Sunday, July 3, 2016.
According to Chinese media reports, a witness identified as Yeng, said the flying saucer UFO hovered over the city until the early hours of Sunday. It was first spotted at about 8 p.m. on Saturday night and disappeared mysteriously just before dawn on Sunday.
Nobody had any idea what the mysterious object was, but Yeng and his friends speculated about it.
“At first I thought it was the stars, but the stars are not so big; but [I] believe it was not a plane. The object was suspended in the sky, and did not seem to move,” Yeng said. Another witness, Meng, spotted the strange object in the sky just before dawn at about 4 a.m. Meng snapped photos of the object but regretted that he was unable to snap clearer images because it was dark at the time. But he noted that the object disappeared mysteriously before dawn. The disappearance of the object before dawn caused some skeptics to argue that it might have been a night cloud that dispersed towards dawn.
A third witness, Choi, who reported the object was spotted high in the sky and that it appeared illuminated refuted suggestions that it was a cloud.
“At first we thought it was a plane, but the object was not moving… it was very strange.”
How real invisibility cloaks work
In the "Star Trek" universe, cloaking devices on Romulan and Klingon spaceships create all sorts of tactical nightmares for their human foes. Hiding in plain sight is certainly a handy trick for a person, too, as fans of "The Invisible Man" and the "Harry Potter" series know well.
Science has given us glimpses, as it were, of how these anti-detection technologies might be possible. But full-fledged invisibility cloaks like those of science fiction and fantasy remain quite a ways off.
Research into rendering objects invisible has made leaps and bounds just in the last several years. Partial cloaks that work like sophisticated camouflage — much like the shimmering distortion of the Predator alien in the 1987 movie of the same name — might be more realistically achievable.
The effect is similar to water flowing around a rock and resuming its course, as if the former obstacle was not there at all.
This breakthrough result and many of the others since made use of so-called metamaterials. These custom-crafted metals, plastics or other materials have structures — and therefore properties — unlike those found in nature. The metamaterials' design allows them to manipulate electromagnetic waves in prescribed ways.
"Artificial materials, where you have so much more flexibility, have allowed this theoretical idea [of cloaking] to really move forward," said David Smith, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University.
Traditional attempts at cloaking have focused on reducing electromagnetic emissions and light reflection from an object. The B-2 stealth bomber, for instance, has engines in its wings to cut down on heat exhaust, plus the aircraft is coated with radio wave-absorbing paint to thwart radar. But objects still cast shadows this way, which can spoil an attempt at truly turning ghost.
Bending light to our will
Recent work with metamaterials has extended their deceptive capabilities to wavelengths in the optical range. One such approach devised a "carpet cloak" that could hide a tiny lump of material under a special metamaterial layer. Another approach relied on natural, chunky calcite crystals to manipulate visible light with a certain vibration direction, or polarization.
In short, progress continues to be made. The metamaterial and calcite techniques could see real-world applications soon, with the former preventing antennas from interfering with each other, for example.
Yet what's been accomplished thus far has been limited in terms of wavelength range and types of light that have been duped into doing our bidding.
In microwave and visible bands, state-of-the-art cloaking device-like technologies have been able to address only "a tiny portion, at best, of any one of those bands, let alone the whole thing," Smith said. [Top 10 Inventions that Changed the World]
To cloak a dynamic object moving through free space, like the dreadlocked Predator creature romping through the jungle, metamaterials have a long way to go. "Give us one hundred years with other technologies that come in, and we might have something a lot closer than you'd think," Smith said.
In the meantime, would-be invisible men might pin their hopes on an entirely different technological method to cloaking, one that fools the eye by emitting light, rather than detouring it around a hidden object.
The concept involves covering the object or person in micro-cameras and tiny screens, all hooked up to fancy software and an energy source.
"The micro-cameras take images of what is behind the person. Then the screens project that image in front so it seems like you're looking through the person," explained Sidney Perkowitz, a physicist at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. "You would need perhaps hundreds of thousands of devices, but if they were linked wirelessly and had fast enough computing, you could have the illusion be fast enough for a real-time effect."
The idea is similar to how cuttlefish change the complexion of their skin with astonishing speed and accuracy to mimic the hues and patterns of coral and rock they nestle against. Crude versions of this sort of "active" or "adaptive" camouflage are in the works by the U.S. military and other armed forces.
What of cloaking devices for future spaceships? "If you cloak something the size of a human, I don’t think it will be too much [more difficult] to cloak a battleship," Smith said.
A problem that will limit all cloaking technologies, however, is the speed of light. With a flawless cloak, diverted light waves arrive at a potential observer without any delay. But re-routing light waves from and then back to a normal, straight-line path means the light has to cover more distance, which of course takes more time, Smith said.
The delay means some diverted light arrives late; the delay is slight, but probably still enough to mar the cloaking effect." To some extent, these things are always going to be detectable," Smith said.
"Star Trek" writers got around this quandary pseudo-scientifically by proposing that a cloaking device warps space itself, thus delivering diverted light to an observer right on time. Not an easy trick to pull off, though, Smith said. "It would take a ridiculous amount of energy to make something like that feasible."
Still, even in the relative near-term, cloaking tech should make the move from the lab into the field. "I think invisibility cloaks have largely moved from a physics problem that has been solved," said Perkowitz, "to an engineering problem that may be solved."
A total disappearance-style cloaking device as depicted in sci-fi and fantasy is out of bounds. But extremely sophisticated camouflage that lets you melt right into the background looks like a go.
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