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A scientist at Rice University has created the darkest material known to man, a carpet of carbon nanotubes that reflects only 0.045 percent of all light shined upon it. That's four times darker than the previously darkest known substance, and more than 100 times darker than the paint on a black Corvette.


The new material has some potential applications.

As it absorbs nearly all light, Ajayan said it could be useful in the collection and storage of solar energy."

Yes, yes, that's very nice. The important question is: Can you make clothes out of it? Because I would wear them.

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That's way too black for me. We could end up breeding goths so dark, not even irony will escape. This makes me pensive.

Reverend Spork @ 01/18/2008 01:39 AM CST

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