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Post by Rogue on Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:55 am

Scientists Develop A Material That’s So Dark You Can’t See It
By Sarah Fruchtnicht, Sun, July 13, 2014

A British company is developing a new material that’s so black it absorbs all but 0.035 percent of the visual light, making it the darkest material ever created.

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If one was to make a little black dress out of the material, dubbed Vantablack, their arms and head would appear to float around incorporeally around a dress-shaped black hole.

"You would lose all features of the dress. It would just be something black passing through," chief technical officer Ben Jensen told The Independent.

The human eye can’t seem to get a grip on the material’s dimensions.

Developed by Surrey NanoSystems, Vantablack or “super black” is made of carbon nanotubes, which are 10,000 times thinner than human hair. The fibers are so small that light can’t pass through the gaps in between them.

The light is absorbed as it bouncing around the surface.

The practical uses for such a material include calibrating cameras which take photographs of some of the oldest objects in space – which are also the faintest objects.

Vantablack also conducts heat 7.5 times more effectively than copper and has 10 times the strength of steel.

Stephen Westland, professor of color science and technology at Leeds University, told The Independent that this “new black” might be the closest thing we’ll ever see to a black hole.

"Many people think black is the absence of light. I totally disagree with that. Unless you are looking at a black hole, nobody has actually seen something which has no light," Westland said. "These new materials, they are pretty much as black as we can get, almost as close to a black hole as we could imagine."

Sources: The Independent, Daily Mail

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Post by Agartha on Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:13 am

I see a new clothing line coming soon.......
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Post by Rogue on Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:16 am


Ahhh... but do you see it?  Laughing 
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Post by Agartha on Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:18 am

hahaha aaaaaaaahhhh  ninjas clothes!!
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Post by Kaere on Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:20 am

zomg!!

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Post by Monk (in hiding) on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:11 pm

@Agartha wrote:I see a new clothing line coming soon.......

More military applications coming soon.

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Post by Agartha on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:40 pm

^^ absolutely!
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Post by Monk (in hiding) on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:47 pm

When the fook are the world leaders going to wake up!

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Post by X on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:49 pm

It Will Be used in either the pharmaceutical industry...sex industry...ie clothing...or..has a killing machine

my guess...selling sex and millitary...neck and neck

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Post by X on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:50 pm

vision-master wrote:When the fook are the world leaders going to wake up!

when they are caught

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Post by Monk (in hiding) on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:50 pm

How about beer cans........  Very Happy 

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Post by Monk (in hiding) on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:55 pm

Mr.W wrote:
vision-master wrote:When the fook are the world leaders going to wake up!

when they are caught

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Post by X on Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:01 pm

Ooh.
.reptiles?

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Post by Lenzabi on Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:56 pm

Yeah, new assassin wear. No one would see you coming covered head to toes in that material.

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Post by Rockhopper on Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:20 pm

@Lenzabi wrote:Yeah, new assassin wear. No one would see you coming covered head to toes in that material.

Except perhaps an infrared detector!

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