Sunday, January 20, 2008

Blacker than Shaft?

Ultradark Material is Thirty Times Blacker than Black - Kevin Kelly

I'm wondering about the possible applications of such a material and solar cells spring to mind. The ability to absorb more sunlight than before could have serious ramifications for the solar energy industry. The military applications are pretty obvious as the blacker material would give soldiers a great advantage in terms of concealment. I wonder what would happen if you painted a car with this material?

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