You’ve heard of the space race and the nuclear arms race, but now the U.S. and Canada are up to a much friendlier jaunt: a race to make the first-ever invisibility cloak.
Although the invisibility mechanism isn’t exactly ripped from the pages of Harry Potter — it would cloak military planes from radio waves rather than a person standing right in front of you — it’s one step closer for us Muggles to join J.K. Rowling’s fantastical world.
But this isn’t the first time something from Harry Potter has turned into a reality. Here are some other ways Muggles today enjoy Potter privileges:
While newspapers might not have moving photographs quite yet — although online news has certainly taken advantage of GIFs — 2013 is much more saturated with moving digital digital picture frames and interactive billboards than when Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in…
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