Look, scientists have just invented the blackest thing on the planet, but spare us your race jokes on the matter because we’ve already made them all. Yes, even the one about Malcolm X’s coffee.
This fabric substance, invented by English scientists, is called VantaBlack and it is so dense in its blackness that only 0.035 percent light can escape it. Basically, those scientists have invented something approximating a black hole here on Earth. Since the majesty of its ability is lost on computers, I suppose we have to trust them that it really is “that awesome.”
Of course the military is already considering it for “invisibility applications.” So much for me buying it at Walmart to make a kickass ninja costume to dash around town in.
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