The "darkest ever" substance known to science has been made in a US laboratory. Researchers say it is the closest thing yet to the ideal black
material, which absorbs light perfectly at all angles and over all wavelengths.
"The application will be to things like more efficient solar cells, more efficient solar panels and any application where you need to harvest
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Cool, huh? If something does not reflect light, it is impossible to see. The only thing you could identify would be a silhouette of an absolute black
Nanotubes are the most amazing thing humans have created behind electricity and computers, yet they are getting crap-all attention. Pity, really. Lack
of funding is surely suppressing some amazing innovations. Something like this, as the article says, has huge implications for electricity and energy
Cant wait for commercial solar panels that will use this stuff, say good bye to dependency on oil for power,say good bye to the power companies as
everyone will want one, if there pushin close to 100% efficency then even on cloudy days there should be enough power to get what you need or want
I would have to agree that nano-tube technology isn't exactly unheard of. I have read quite a few articles in scientific publications relating to
nano technology and the solutions it may hold for curing cancer, etc. I am sure there is quite a bit of funding for this technology since it will be
applied to a multitude of different fields ranging from healthcare to energy.
In reply to the comment about nanotechnology bieng suppressed and underfunded. COMPLETELY FALSE ASSUMPTION.
I get the KurzweilAI newsletter daily and every day theres 2 or 3 articles about a lab in 'wherever' state university coming up with a new use for
carbon nanotubes to do something miraculous. These things are a BIG deal in the physical sciences. They have seemingly unlimited applications. Sure
nobody talks about it on CNN or FOX, thats not news anymore they should call it what it is, political propeganda.
The internet is the only source of unbiased news these days.
Uhh . . guyopitz, when did I say nanotechnology was being supressed? I was talking about the innovations this offers. Read my initial post carefully.
And I was indeed referring to the mainstream news, not two-bit internet news sites with a readership of a few million.
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