E-Ink Can Make Tanks Invisible

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson

You thought E-Ink was just for dedicated e-reading devices like the Kindle, but defense contractor BAE Systems has discovered another use: making tanks invisible on the battlefield.

According to a report in the Telegraph, sensors on the outside of the tank will record and project a realtime image feed of the surrounding landscape back onto the tank’s outer hull. It might not be exactly like the James Bond car in “Die Another Day”, but it’s not bad for E-Ink. BAE aims to have a prototype working by 2015.

Until then, back to reading . . .

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Hannah Johnson

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Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.