A crack team of scientists from the UK have announced the creation of a more effective form of stealth technology for aircraft and even marine and land based artillary that uses properties taken from everyday household objects.
"We realised that if we could harness the seemingly limitless potential for masking their location that was demonstrated by certain items around the home the possibilities were endless." said project leader Barry Stalwart.
By using a fusion of the materials used in making car keys and just one of a pair of socks the team have created a substance that may initially be detected by radar or the human eye but will then appear to vanish. In tests radar operators and observers on the ground were repeatedly heard to say "but I'm sure it was there a minute ago..." to which their commanding officers were obliged to reply "well keep looking it can't be far away...".
In addition the team have found that the masking technique works even better in high pressure situations for example if the observer/victim is already running a bit late for an important appointment, which seems well suited to the stress of a battle type scenario.
The press conference finished on a bit of a let down as the team were unable to locate the prototype that they had brought long for the demonstration. "I know I put it down right there!" protested Mr Stalwart as journalists and invited dignatories shuffled off awkwardly.