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 is the Publisher of Publishing Perspectives. Before joining PP in 2009, she worked as Project Manager at the German Book Office New York.