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Sunday, January 27, 2008
How Black Can It Get? -vvx

Darkest Material Ever Made

Scientists have created a material that absorbs more than 99.9% of the light that hits it, or something like that. I wonder if it looks the way I imagined it.

I think it will look really weird. If there is a wall made of this stuff and I stand right in front of it, wouldn't it be strange that it will look exactly the same (i.e. pitch black) whether or not I shine my torch at it? Maybe they can make a ninja suit with that material. You won't be able to make out the 3-dimensional shape of a person wearing it. He will probably look like a black 2-dimensional silhouette, literally like a walking shadow. In fact, if you make anything with this stuff, it'll be really hard to judge how far away it is since you can only guess by trying to focus your eyes on the outline.

I can already imagine some pranks you can pull with something like that.

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