"Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it."
"A British company has produced a 'strange, alien' material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the "super black" coating made of carbon nanotubes – each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – is an odd experience. It is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss."
Picture is a sample of the fabric - PAGING LE TRICKY RICKY
You can see it, but you can't make out shapes in it. Look at the picture in OP's post. Unlike traditional black garments where you can make out the shape and how the garment falls over whoever is wearing it, this material simply looks like staring into a black hole - you have no depth perception because such a small percentage of visible light is reflected.
>mfw so black he stands out at night
seriously tho i wanna see this shit hit the market
>yfw when this will be used for a couple black-body radiation tests and will be so extremely expensive that it would be stupid to use it for anything that isn't tailor made for a celebrity willing to drop $100,000 on gloves
there is a reason that it took so long to develop (mankind has tried to develop a perfect absorber of light since 1858)
>Every suit the kid wore was badly tailored or it was his dad's.
>He wore a vest with every suit.
>He did the bottom button on his jacket to stay extra "classy".
>He wore wrap-arounds to look like a secret service agent.
>He wore a mismatched fedora with every suit.
I read that article, like, two years ago.
Are you guys completely sure that this isn't already for sale?
I thought I'd heard about clothing made from this material way back then, when this story first broke.
>made of carbon nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes are like asbestos in that the particles will enter your lungs and give you cancer or other illness.
The particles are so small the hairs that are supposed to filter crap out of the air for you can't handle them.
This article is re-released every few years.
It first appeared in 2003, then later in 2005.
Here're some links from the 2009 version of the article:
They keep refining the tech to an ever and ever blacker material...
I want it.
Niggas be like "yo look at dat skinny-ass white boy wit his bleached cum skin"
and then I put on my superblack hoodie
and niggas be like "shiiieeeeeet"
and now I'm the niggest of all goofniggas.
>not wearing a gasmask all the time
get a load of this pleb
You know what would be really cool? A long normal dark overcoat with this material as the lining. With photorealistic stars and shit on the lining.
When you open your jacket it'd be like you have the universe in there.
Like 1:20 here:
you do realize that the printed stars would be subject to deformation, right? Like, the black fabric would appear 2D, but not the stars. They would entirely ruin the point of using vantablack.