In world shaking science news, Susan Storm Richards, the Invisible Woman, is being used by scientists as a model of how invisibility might really work:
…Dr Ulf Leonhardt, a theoretical physicist at St Andrews University in Scotland, believes the most plausible example is the Invisible Woman, one of the Marvel Comics super-heroes in the “Fantastic Four”.
“She guides light around her using a force field in this cartoon. This is what could be done in practice,” Leonhardt told Reuters in an interview. “That comes closest to what engineers will probably be able to do in the future.”
[snip]In the research published in the New Journal of Physics, Leonhardt described the physics of theoretical devices that could create invisibility. It is a follow-up paper to an earlier study published in the journal Science.
“What the Invisible Woman does is curve space around herself to bend light. What these devices would do is to mimic that curved space,” he said.
BUT HOW WOULD SHE BE ABLE TO SEE WITH NO LIGHT HITTING HER RETINAS??? Can you answer that, Dr. Smartpant Leonhardt??? Well, can you?????