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tommyk
1085278.  Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:12 pm Reply with quote

Hello, I'm new here so thought I'd introduce myself with some interestingness! A company here in the UK, Surrey Nanosystems, has produced the blackest material ever that absorbs 99.96% of light!

As the company name suggests, it was created using nanotechnology, 'Vanta' being an acronym for 'vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays'. Upon observing the material the its texture, landscape, folds and nooks cannot be discerned, you just look on a completely black formless patch of space.

Check it out: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/14/1405357917882/Vantablack-a-fabric-for-m-011.jpg

 
tetsabb
1085410.  Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:10 am Reply with quote

Welcome tommyk

Quote:
you just look on a completely black formless patch of space.


I know quite a few people like that

 
Jenny
1085434.  Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:23 pm Reply with quote

Welcome Tommyk - I saw that report and thought it looked very interesting.

 
'yorz
1085451.  Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:09 pm Reply with quote

The right material for the perfect LBD for us overtly curvy ones ;-)

Welcome, Tommyk.

 
tommyk
1085460.  Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:07 pm Reply with quote

Thanks all! Haha tetsabb, no one from these forums I hope?

 
tetsabb
1085462.  Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:10 pm Reply with quote

Certainly not!
There are a few I work with who have a look in their eyes as if there is littel going on behind them.

 
WordLover
1085505.  Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:05 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
The right material for the perfect LBD for us overtly curvy ones ;-)
But if you've got 'em and you want to flaunt 'em, don't you want a fabric that catches the light in a way that suggests the 3-dimensional nature of your curvaceous body? and that accentuates your movement by the way the light and shadows change as you move?

Perhaps some Goths who like dressing as black as possible might like Vantablack.

Might be suitable for jilbabs/chadors too. Helps hide those curves that excite those all-too-excitable Arab men.

'yorz wrote:
Welcome, Tommyk.
Welcome from me, too.

 
Awitt
1085506.  Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:35 am Reply with quote

And me.

 
Arcane
1085509.  Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:45 am Reply with quote

WordLover wrote:
'yorz wrote:
The right material for the perfect LBD for us overtly curvy ones ;-)
But if you've got 'em and you want to flaunt 'em, don't you want a fabric that catches the light in a way that suggests the 3-dimensional nature of your curvaceous body? and that accentuates your movement by the way the light and shadows change as you move?

Perhaps some Goths who like dressing as black as possible might like Vantablack.

Might be suitable for jilbabs/chadors too. Helps hide those curves that excite those all-too-excitable Arab men.

'yorz wrote:
Welcome, Tommyk.
Welcome from me, too.


As long as you don't try to date a man who wants you to be a size 10 and doesn't know how to "handle your size".

 
'yorz
1085520.  Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:31 am Reply with quote

If you date a man like that, it's self-inflicted.

 
Troux
1085990.  Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:51 pm Reply with quote

Something tells me the effect will be lost on a computer screen, but I'm quite intrigued!

 
Arcane
1086091.  Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:05 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
If you date a man like that, it's self-inflicted.


You'll be happy to know the answer has been in the negative!

I remember catching the report and the application of vantablack was in space to do with measurements I THINK. Due to the late hour, would someone please be so kind as to comfirm/refute that for me? Thank you.

 
tommyk
1087662.  Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:33 pm Reply with quote

Yeah you're right Arcane, it could be used in improving the sensitivity of telescopes so as to detect tiny amounts of light. Though I don't know how much this stuff costs, I bet it's expensive, so I wouldn't expect to see it at a telescope near you anytime soon.

 

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