The Dark Side, Reuters, January 15, 2008

    National Institute of Standards and Technology reflectance standard (left),  a sample of the new darkest material (center), and a piece of glassy carbon (right), taken under a flash light illumination Chicago — U.S. researchers said they have made the darkest material on Earth, a substance so black it absorbs more than 99.9 percent of light. Made from tiny tubes of carbon standing on end, this material is almost 30 times darker than a carbon […]

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