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Old January 20th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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New material pushes the boundary of blackness

Darkest material on Earth - It sounds like something invented in a comic book, but apparently it's for real. I'm half-expecting Lex Luthor to show up and steal it.

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. researchers said on Tuesday they have made the darkest material on Earth, a substance so black it absorbs more than 99.9 percent of light.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #2
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Michael, you reckon them carbon nanotubes are what Pioneer's using in their super-black display exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show? This heavy-breathing article described it as "unquestionably the greatest television anyone has ever built. Period."

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Old January 21st, 2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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Michael, you reckon them carbon nanotubes are what Pioneer's using in their super-black display exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show? This heavy-breathing article described it as "unquestionably the greatest television anyone has ever built. Period."

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Exciting stuff though, if this sort of technology can work its way into computer monitors it could be very handy for multi-media work.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 11:08 PM   #4
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Michael, you reckon them carbon nanotubes are what Pioneer's using in their super-black display exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show? This heavy-breathing article described it as "unquestionably the greatest television anyone has ever built. Period."

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Funny you should mention carbon nanotubes. I was watching, "Modern Marvels" the other evening and it was an episode dedicated to carbon. The carbon nanotube thing came up at the end of the show.

Amazing stuff, even to a guy like me who spent 25 years in the semiconductor industry.

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