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The blackest material in the world
#1
From Surrey, England, comes the blackest material on earth.

http://www.popsci.com/only-one-artist-ca...l-in-world
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#2
Wow, this is quite neat!! This is quite the piece of technical work.

I reckon the added value for production costs alone on this thing is soaring high. So really no harm done here I doubt many artists would be able to afford it.

Coming to think of it I would think of more useful areas of application than art anyway.
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#3
Insertnamehere Wrote:Wow, this is quite neat!! This is quite the piece of technical work.

Coming to think of it I would think of more useful areas of application than art anyway.

Glad that you liked the article. It did say that there was aty least one scientific use for it:

Quote: Vantablack's unique ability to absorb 99.965 percent of visible light and 99.85 percent of infrared radiation means that it can prevent unwanted light from reaching a camera sensor, an incredibly valuable trait in space, where researchers are trying to capture faint light from distant stars.

What applications would you suggest?
"You can be young without money but you can't be old without money"
Maggie the Cat from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." by Tennessee Williams
#4
that is soo cool! I love science and cool stuff like this. It actually looks like a really deep hole on something they can carry around haha
#5
And now the blackest material on Earth is even blacker!

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-new-black...1762997080
"You can be young without money but you can't be old without money"
Maggie the Cat from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." by Tennessee Williams
#6
LONDONER Wrote:What applications would you suggest?

The first thing that comes to mind is storage of light-sensitive materials or chemicals.
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#7
SO bizarre <3
#8
LONDONER Wrote:What applications would you suggest?

Curtains for my bedroom. I need pitch black.
#9
Insertnamehere Wrote:The first thing that comes to mind is storage of light-sensitive materials or chemicals.

How about as sort of invisibility cloak so you couldn't be seen in the dark? Or maybe you'd be detectable by the heat given off by your body.
"You can be young without money but you can't be old without money"
Maggie the Cat from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." by Tennessee Williams
#10
LONDONER Wrote:How about as sort of invisibility cloak so you couldn't be seen in the dark? Or maybe you'd be detectable by the heat given off by your body.

"Black" material usually refers only to visible light.

A perfect Black body is still only theoretical
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