Vantablack: The Darkest Material on Earth

Submitted by: squrlz4ever 1 week ago in Tech
Made of carbon nanotubes, Vantablack absorbs 99.96% of the light hitting it. (Tip of the squirrel fedora to Daegog, who introduced me to Vantablack with a comment in the last OFF.)

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Male 1,866
The blackest substance on the planet?
So, its like Pelosi's soul?
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Male 1,961
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Female 6,818
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Male 619
That's some pretty cool stuff......the applications for this are endless. If you could put it on clothes you would be virtually invisible at night. Think if you could put it on a car....whoa!!!!!
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Male 46,093
rukittenme   It would show every spec of dust. Impossible to keep clean.
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Male 1,961
rukittenme You might actually stand out more. Your surroundings would need to be pitch black and they typically aren't 
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Male 287
i vantablack man
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Male 1,049
In the words of the esteemed and wise Donald "Wrong!" My stand up material is the darkest material on earth!
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Male 46,093
Sculptor Anish Kapoor purchased the rights to vantablack because he doesn't want anyone else in the world to use it but himself. 

In retaliation artist Stuart Semple has created the pinkest Pink pigment and to purchase it you must swear you will not give or sell or loan it to Anish Kapoor so that the whole world can use it except him.

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7,047
Gerry1of1 This ultra-bright paint by Stuart Semple is available to everyone except Anish Kapoor! (who won't share his black!). This paint is available exclusively from CultureHustle.com.
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Male 46,093
dm2754 That's what I said
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Female 8,529
Gerry1of1 i was about to make this very comment!!its a great shame Kapoor felt it necessary to purchase the rights- I'm not sure how much use this would actually be, but it'd be cool to see how different artists used it
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Male 46,093
madduck Hi Maddie, long time no see.   I hate rich jerks. And "jerks" is defined as someone who wastes money buying a colour just so no one can have it.  .   .  ignorant twat
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Female 8,529
Gerry1of1 hello darling, i get a severe barking if I pick up the laptop when I have duties to perform so am rarely online these days. i just hate jerks- rich or poor!!
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Male 46,093
madduck Don't you just HATE it when you meet a jerk who is super hot?!  It's infuriating to be repulsed and turned on by the same person.
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Female 8,529
Gerry1of1 Indeed- arrogance though can be really attractive- bankers are often total twats but quite sexy. Meh- it can be managed, rolling over and calling them the ever so slightly wrong name works.
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Male 1,049
Gerry1of1 how to turn a finger into a dildo
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Male 287
Mr_Pedo_Bear one in the pink, two in the ...
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Male 10,070
Mr_Pedo_Bear LOL! Mr. Pedobear, you've been missed.
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7,047
I recently seen a video about a company that sells vantablack alternative. It's an non nanotube paint. It is only 89% black but it is affordable and easy to apply.  
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Male 1,049
dm2754 source? Name? Ive got an idea for that stuff.....
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Male 1,049
dm2754 thanking you immensely! Next flame war i got your back man!
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Male 98
I feel as though this would make an interesting paint for a Batmobile. Though not from those awful DCEU movies. Maybe for the Tumbler from the Dark Knight trilogy.
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Female 6,818
Grif_91 I hear you can make a pretty decent stunt ship out of that kind of 'frictionless' looking stuff. ;)
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