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January 16, 2008

Carbon Nano-tubes

Look, I don't care about this shit. But I know there are, among you giggling tapioca-savants, some fellows who get excited for sciencey stuff.

Seem to remember one or more of you guys getting your Spidey Underoos all sweat-soaked over this whole nano-tube business.

So this is for you.

US researchers say they have made the darkest material on Earth, a substance so black it absorbs more than 99.9 per cent of light.

Made from tiny tubes of carbon standing on end, this material is almost 30 times darker than a carbon substance used by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology as the current benchmark of blackness.

And the material is close to the long-sought ideal black, which could absorb all colours of light and reflect none.

Lessee....solar energy conversion, astronomy, blah frickety blah, OOOH, wait.

Possible uses in stealth and defense. That's pretty cool.


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