An invisibility gadget is being created to allow our hero soldiers to hide from enemy infrared cameras.
Scientists claim the technology can also be used on vehicles.
The invention – compared to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak – uses carbon-based graphene ink.
The paint conducts heat and when put on fabric can “manipulate its reflectiveness” to camouflage them.
Academics at Sussex University said: “With further development, a soldier’s thermal signature could be totally camouflaged to keep them safe from detection at night or from thermal imaging.
“The same technology can work on hard surfaces too such as windows.”
It can also cool rooms and change the amount of light in a space “with the touch of a button”.
Private company Advanced Material Development has invested £1million in the research.