BLACKER THAN BLACK (NEWS AND CONVERSATIONS)
There is a new black. It’s darker and much more mysterious - so mysterious that, according to scientists, you are unlikely to be able to see it.
Looking at the material has been described as being like staring into an abyss. It is apparently so confusing to the eye that if it was used to make, say, a little black dress, all that would be seen would be the arms and legs of the wearer - apparently floating around a dress-shaped hole.
The nanotube material, named Vantablack, absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light - a new record according to the British scientists who created it.
I wonder if you could apply this black to the front of a space ship would the Universe let you through?
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
Leonardo da Vinci