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What's blacker than "black?" Vantablack!

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posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: Aleister
Ahh, I wasn't clear enough. Home theater screens are great, but the problem is light reflecting off the screen and lighting up the surrounding room/walls. Once your eyes are adjusted to the darkness, the walls become very noticeable and distracting. Hopefully that's clearer!? But yeah, no good for the actual screen itself




posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: Aleister
a reply to: Qumulys

If it reflects almost all light, how would a wall of a home theater made out of this stuff serve as a viewing screen? There would be nothing there to watch.



absorbs, not reflects. The rest of your assumption is correct though. No good as a screen.



posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 08:18 PM
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The secrets of the Universe unfold.... and mankind wants better cinema rooms.

Legendary.



posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: Halfswede

Thanks, I changed my post.

Now, for the big kahuna: MAYBE (screaming on purpose for fun) this stuff is created naturally in the universe and....is dark matter!!



posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 08:27 PM
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I made a dark box for an experiment, one of the most important aspects of such a thing is to reduce reflections as much as possible. Stray light can cause many many problems. So It is possible to buy absorbing flock material. Kind of looks like velvet coated paper.

The visual affect of coating the insides of a box with this stuff is exactly how it is described in the op... The shape of the interior looses all meaning. It just looks to the eye to be completely black. When this stuff is fresh (not very dusty) I could shine a lamp into it, and only just make out the corners of the box.

Making something blacker than black is also good for as mentioned, telescopes and cameras. I have an old Yashica Mat 124g with a primary cavity that has gone grey. When photographs are taken with it in high contrast, i get a weird light bleed that is completely down to reflections on the interior of the camera. Fixed it with above spoken of flock



posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: abe froman


I seriously wonder what the military applications they aren't allowed to discuss are.

I'm more interested in the fashion applications.




posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 11:52 PM
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originally posted by: Astr0
The secrets of the Universe unfold.... and mankind wants better cinema rooms.

Legendary.



The secret of the universe may be that it is a holographic projection in the blackest of cinema rooms.



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 12:18 AM
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It would be a really expensive way to project the number 42.
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posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 12:58 AM
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It's not that black when I cropped it down to only black and had it against a black background. Must be darker in real life. On the web colour scale it's not darker than #000000 it's just a bit darker than #111111

Guess it's a good cloaking device in blackness



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 03:34 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

This stuff would be incredible to use for a psychomantium!!!



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 03:45 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
... I imagine a vehicle painted with this material with shiny chrome accents would look pretty sharp.


Black-velvet is close ... www.dailymail.co.uk...



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 06:48 AM
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originally posted by: LightAssassin
a reply to: theantediluvian

This stuff would be incredible to use for a psychomantium!!!


I had to look that up ( en.wikipedia.org... ), but it's essentially a mirrored room. How would this be good in a mirrored room or reflecting pool, as it wouldn't reflect? Signed, Wondering in Walla-Walla.



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 07:27 AM
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Well I guess I know what material I'd choose to make my shinobi shōzoku (ninja suit)!


Agreed!

Vantablack.... That's pretty nifty!



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 07:32 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Ninjas are going to love this stuff!
LoL



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 07:47 AM
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If you were in a room painted with this stuff, it would appear that you were walking around in an infinite black void.



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 08:03 AM
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originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: abe froman


I seriously wonder what the military applications they aren't allowed to discuss are.

I'm more interested in the fashion applications.


I was thinking Little Black Dress, but hey...whatever floats yer boat, eh?
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posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 10:09 AM
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So, they invented the monolith then

2001.a-false-flag-odyssey.com...
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extra DIV



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 10:39 AM
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Doubt the military would use this for stealth. A material this dark would stand out even at night.
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posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 10:53 AM
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"Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it..."

Er...yes I can.

It's black.

Is this April 1st?



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 10:58 AM
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Its the ultimate ninja material





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