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Think black is the darkest shade on Earth? You’re wrong, but you wouldn’t be alone.
Developed under laboratory conditions by Surrey Nanosystems, Vantablack is the darkest substance on Earth, and is often compared to gazing into a black hole.
To illustrate just how mind-blowing this product is, check out the video below.
Normal matte black paint still reflects some light, allowing the human eye to perceive it, whereas Vantablack traps 99.965 per cent of light within a grid of carbon nanotubes – with no way for those beams to reflect back outwards.
Grown carbon nanotubes have the potential to be far more useful than just trapping light when you consider they have 1000 times the conductivit…