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The Blackest Material

kdawson posted more than 7 years ago | from the reflect-on-this dept.

Science 299

QuantumCrypto writes "Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created 'the world's first material that reflects virtually no light.' This anti-reflection technology is based on nanomaterial and could lead to the development of more efficient solar cells, brighter LEDs, and 'smarter' light sources. In theory, if a room were to be coated with this material, switching on the lights would only illuminate the items in the room and not the walls, giving a sense of floating free in infinite space."

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tsk (3, Funny)

scapermoya (769847) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244414)

dupe.

Re:tsk (1)

numbski (515011) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244426)

Dupe, and posting buttons appear busted?

Re:tsk (5, Funny)

Ekhymosis (949557) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244502)

As per your signature, if the walls in the dungeon were coated with this stuff, a grue would most definately have its way with you =)

Re:tsk (1)

utopianfiat (774016) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244550)

AHHH yah beat meh

Re:tsk (2, Interesting)

ghoti (60903) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244580)

What is actually interesting though is that even the combined wisdom of all the Firehose users has not been able to spot the dupe (and a bunch of others). You can still blame the editors for posting the dupe, but this collaborative filtering should really go much further.

Re:tsk (4, Insightful)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244670)

As a Firehose user, I must say that it gets difficult to keep track of which dupe stories made it to the front page and which are just dupe submissions that have not yet made it to the front page. Despite the distinctive color, the mass of submissions become a blur.

Re:tsk (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244714)

Collaborative filtering is the opiate of the masses. They're now a little too high to care.

Re:tsk (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244746)

I don't look at it because it hasn't been that interesting when I have. The small amount of wisdom contributed probably isn't enough.

Re:tsk (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244706)

the blackest material is wesley snipes's ballsack skin. I know because I licked it

Re:tsk (3, Funny)

vimh42 (981236) | more than 7 years ago | (#18245074)

but a dupe gives me a chance to relay something I forgot the first time I saw the story.

My mother in law once saw a black shirt that said (in a dark brown font) "I'm just wearing this color until they find something darker."

I guess I've found a new material to make a t-shirt out of.

Looks like a fish, (4, Funny)

Clever7Devil (985356) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244420)

Moves like a fish, steers like a cow.

Re:Looks like a fish, (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244612)

Looks like a fish, Moves like a fish, steers like a cow.


I think you got the wrong ship. I believe that one had an infra-pink lizard emblem on the neutrino housing.

Re:Looks like a fish, (1)

Clever7Devil (985356) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244674)

Very possible. The HHGTTG part of my brain is all jubbly. All the voices in the book are the BBC radio broadcast in my head. Makes it very hard to remember what happens in which incarnation.

To get this out of the way... (5, Funny)

EvanED (569694) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244428)

I guess we know what material Hotblack Desiato used to make his stunt ship...

Re:To get this out of the way... (1)

EvanED (569694) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244476)

Crap, I was late [slashdot.org] . Mod me redundant if you'd like.

Re:To get this out of the way... (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244730)

Except he got the wrong ship. The line was about a ship similar to another they'd looked at that crashed into the third moon of Jaglan Beta. The Hotblack Desiato (or Hagunemnon ship in the radio show) didn't look like a fish at all. It was so black you could hardly make out its shape.

(Yeah, and a few minutes ago I misspelled "Hagunemnon". Though, frankly, I'm not sure what the right spelling is; I don't have the radio scripts.)

Re:To get this out of the way... (1)

Clever7Devil (985356) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244484)

You're my internet hero today.

Re:To get this out of the way... (1)

EvanED (569694) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244586)

You beat me to the punch though...

Re:To get this out of the way... (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244498)

I guess we know what material Hotblack Desiato used to make his stunt ship...

Or the Hagunenons' horribly beweaponed chamelioid death flotilla.

Or Tycho Magnetic Anomaly 1 (TMA-1 a.k.a. The Monolith).

Outside (4, Insightful)

Rie Beam (632299) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244438)

"In theory, if a room were to be coated with this material, switching on the lights would only illuminate the items in the room and not the walls, giving a sense of floating free in infinite space."

Outside of that gravity thing. Sounds more like standing outside in the country.

Re:Outside (1)

twostar (675002) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244480)

To those of us stuck in the cubefarms of the city it's the same thing.

Re:Outside (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244820)

You've never actually stood outside in the dark in the country.

Re:Outside (5, Funny)

Darth Muffin (781947) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244878)

... or you could just close your eyes and get the same effect. Much cheaper too :)

All of my kid's Goth friends are probably rejoycing and wondering when they can get a t-shirt or trechcoat made of this stuff.

Re:Outside (1)

lawpoop (604919) | more than 7 years ago | (#18245054)

Yeah, but when you are outside, don't you see the ground that things are resting on? I'm guessing that when they said "if a room were to be coated with this material, switching on the lights would only illuminate the items in the room and not the walls" they meant the floor too. But also, the items would appear to cohere in space as if they were on a floor. Which they are.

#GGGGGG (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244466)

So, THAT black?

Re:#GGGGGG (1)

hc5duke (930493) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244520)

um... if anything that would be whiter than #FFFFFF. maybe you meant #-1-1-1-1-1-1

Re:#GGGGGG (1)

ghoti (60903) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244606)

Which, in unsigned 4-bit int, would of course be #FFFFFF ...

Re:#GGGGGG (3, Funny)

ghoti (60903) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244644)

Gnaaaa, you're confusing me! I meant of course 8-bit, not 4-bit, since colors have three 8-bit components, not six 4-bit ones. Rest of the comment still holds, though, and proves that black equals white, for really dark shades of black.

Re:#GGGGGG (1)

MishgoDog (909105) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244932)

Wow... Douglas Adams was right!
I'd be careful next time you want to cross the road!

Man then went on to prove that black was white and got killed in the next zebra crossing.

Re:#GGGGGG (4, Insightful)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244698)

It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.

Re:#GGGGGG (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244790)

Thank you. I checked in on this thread solely to make sure the appropriate Tap reference was in place. Carry on.

Something Darker (1)

thomas.galvin (551471) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244468)

Finally, the prophecy [signals.com] can be fulfilled.

Actually... (-1)

JDevers (83155) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244472)

If you were to coat a room with this, you would see the underlying wall almost as perfectly as if there was no coating. In other words, this material absorbs virtually zero light or else it would be useless for all the mentioned applications.

It is compared to glass, it is a lot more like air but structurally you could think of it like glass. Would a room built entirely of glass have walls that you couldn't illuminate? Well, yea, sort of, but it also means light from the OTHER side comes in...so you have to have something on the other side of the glass. THIS material would do all the light reflecting.

Oh, and dupe...

Re:Actually... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244542)

You have a reading comprehension problem.

Re:Actually... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244742)

Now now, he could have a science problem.

(Or more likely, a "holy crap what can I post" problem)

Re:Actually... (3, Interesting)

NotHereOrThere (796706) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244558)

The TFA is about a perfectly black coating that reflects nothing. This does not imply that it is transparent as you seem to be inferring.

Re:Actually... (2, Interesting)

Bill Dog (726542) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244638)

By "reflects virtually no light", read "absorbs virtually all light". Hence the applicability, for example, in creating much more efficient solar panels.

Not to mention moving us one step closer, possibly, to having a real Holodeck!

Re:Actually... (1)

Clever7Devil (985356) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244874)

Which I think every /. user can agree is FAR more important than more efficient solar energy.

Then again...
        Dr. Orpheus: It craves... purity... it devours... purity... it seems to be... What the hell is this thing made out of?
        Dr. Venture: Nothing.
        Dr. Orpheus: Come on...
        Dr. Venture: Alright fine, I might have used a few unorthodox parts.
        Dr. Orpheus: Just tell me one!
        Dr. Venture: An... (quietly) orphan...
        Dr. Orpheus: An what?
        Dr. Venture: An... orphan.
        Dr. Orpheus: Did you say... an orphan!?
        Dr. Venture: Yeah... a little.. orphan boy..
        Dr. Orpheus: It's powered by a forsaken child!?
        Dr. Venture: Might be... kind of... I mean, I didn't use the whole thing!

Re:Actually... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244902)

Did someone say Holodeck? [somethingawful.com] Someone has to run these things, you know...

Re:Actually... (4, Informative)

jdwilso2 (90224) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244972)

this is a faulty assumption ... I'll leave the "virtually" out to simplify the statements, but here you go ...

to say something "reflects no light" does not mean it "absorbs all light" ...

you are leaving out transmission of light. If a material does not reflect light, it either absorbs or transmits all the rest of the light.

which is actually what this article is talking about ... material clearer than glass but not quite as clear as air.

this was quite an errant post as it is both a dupe and factually flawed.

Re:Actually... (1)

Bill Dog (726542) | more than 7 years ago | (#18245080)

In time-honored Slashdot tradition, I didn't read TFA, but took my cue from the headline, which may be faulty/misleading: "The Blackest Material". (Solid) black material does not transmit light, it absorbs it. The headline was not "The Clearest Material".

razer blades (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244474)

I read a cheap way to get really black is to stack very thin razor blades. . . if say, you needed a small area that light has a very difficult time escaping from. Tho, I also understand it can easily be ruined if you touch the blade edges at all.

how much more black could this be? (5, Funny)

chameleon_skin (672881) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244478)

The answer is none.

None more black.

Re:how much more black could this be? (1)

linzeal (197905) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244778)

Maybe Shaft [amazon.com] ?

So its... (0, Flamebait)

stigmato (843667) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244496)

So its made of Samuel L. Jackson's skin? Its nice to see celebrities getting involved in science.

Dolomite (2, Funny)

Irongeek_ADC (903018) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244504)

You mean it's not Dolomite?

Re:Dolomite (2, Informative)

analogheretic (968969) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244898)

I think you mean Dolemite [imdb.com] , not dolomite [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Dolomite (2, Funny)

re6smith (815971) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244970)

It's the hip black material that won't cop out when there's light all about.

Possible uses for the military? (4, Interesting)

purpledinoz (573045) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244510)

It says that it reflects virtually no light. I wonder if that includes the frequencies that are used for radar. If it doesn't reflect any radar signals, that could radically change military aircraft. Currently, military aircraft use shape as well as radar absorbing materials to achieve their stealthy-ness. Imagine if you can coat an F-16 with this stuff, and bam, you have a pretty cheap stealth fighter.

Re:Possible uses for the military? (1)

SirTalon42 (751509) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244566)

Just don't fly it during the day.

Re:Possible uses for the military? (1)

Carnildo (712617) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244658)

I bet this stuff washes off in the rain, though.

Re:Possible uses for the military? (2, Funny)

Bill Dog (726542) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244976)

The rain would, if it could only see it.

Re:Possible uses for the military? (1)

Bob54321 (911744) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244788)

Well if you coated a small room with this stuff it would be good as a torture technique. You just couldn't see the walls. Think about when you get up in the middle of the night and don't turn the lights on but worse. There would be a lot of bumps and bruises...

Re:Possible uses for the military? (2, Funny)

nuzak (959558) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244842)

A blindfold works pretty well for that too.

Re:Possible uses for the military? (0)

Dun Malg (230075) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244826)

It says that it reflects virtually no light. I wonder if that includes the frequencies that are used for radar. If it doesn't reflect any radar signals, that could radically change military aircraft. Currently, military aircraft use shape as well as radar absorbing materials to achieve their stealthy-ness. Imagine if you can coat an F-16 with this stuff, and bam, you have a pretty cheap stealth fighter.
The interesting thing about light is that it's NOT radar.
So no, no instant stealth paint. Stealth aircraft already use about the best Radar Absorbing Materials they can devise for everything from structure, to skin, to paint.

Re:Possible uses for the military? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244906)

actually, military planes are not coated black - the coating is more a light grey due to the fact that even the midnight sky is not ever completely black and a completely black aircraft would stand out like a sore thumb.

Re:Possible uses for the military? (1)

mgv (198488) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244968)


It says that it reflects virtually no light. I wonder if that includes the frequencies that are used for radar. If it doesn't reflect any radar signals, that could radically change military aircraft. Currently, military aircraft use shape as well as radar absorbing materials to achieve their stealthy-ness. Imagine if you can coat an F-16 with this stuff, and bam, you have a pretty cheap stealth fighter.


To detect this on radar you use two radars in two different positions and look for discrepancies in areas that don't return a signal.

Not that hard to do if you have a network of radar towers and some computing power. Its a little harder to spot, sort of like trying to see the queue in at the toll gates that has the least cars in it, when normally your eyes tend to see where the most cars are. But actually still quite easy to spot nothingness, especially when you have it moving and are looking from a few positions simultaneously.

Michael

Military use? (1)

Ekhymosis (949557) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244546)

I hate to be a warmonger here, but this stuff could probably be used in military applications as well, probably for night ops and the like. A modern day ninja outfit with this stuff comes to mind, or if the stuff could be tweaked to not only absorb light, but radar as well.

If it reflects virutally nothing, I wonder how it dissipitates heat, or if heat is even a factor in this.

Re:Military use? (4, Interesting)

Carnildo (712617) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244696)

I hate to be a warmonger here, but this stuff could probably be used in military applications as well, probably for night ops and the like. A modern day ninja outfit with this stuff comes to mind


Contrary to popular belief, the best color for urban night camoflage is not solid black. Depending on the environment, it's either charcoal grey (for general hard-to-see-ness), or irregularly-patterned greys (to break up the outline of your body).

Re:Military use? (3, Interesting)

Dun Malg (230075) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244872)

I hate to be a warmonger here, but this stuff could probably be used in military applications as well, probably for night ops and the like. A modern day ninja outfit with this stuff comes to mind


Contrary to popular belief, the best color for urban night camoflage is not solid black. Depending on the environment, it's either charcoal grey (for general hard-to-see-ness), or irregularly-patterned greys (to break up the outline of your body).
Indeed. This is because everything occurring in nature tends to reflect some light, even in the dark, when there isn't much to reflect. Solid black doesn't reflect enough, and subsequently actually stands out like a big empty void in a gray jumble of dimness.

Re:Military use? (1)

Xain (536389) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244776)

This by no means contradicts what you say but I think it's worth clarifying for readers who aren't quite grasping this. This material makes things (nearly) invisible, but that is not to say they can't be detected by the human eye. It may be a fairly effective camouflage at night but I don't think it would be particularly special. During the day (or in artificial light), it's a terrible camouflage and the infiltrator would stand out like the proverbial sore thumb because even at a goth or emo gathering, they'll be so much blacker than anything else, the guards' eyes will be drawn to them. Of course, technically, the guards won't see the infiltrator, just a human shaped patch of nothingness but still, technically getting shot to pieces isn't any better than the old fashioned getting shot to pieces.

BTW, I find your sig very offensive. Please remove the word "like", it is very misleading (although it is a lot better than my whoring abomination below, I really must change it!).

Its the new fashion. (1)

GregPK (991973) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244584)

"Back to black we say. Its the new motivation for companies everywhere give thier employees that floating in corporate nothingness feeling. "Oh wait, did't we already do that?"

Display screens? (1)

mangu (126918) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244598)

If it doesn't reflect any light, it would be perfect for monitor screens. Of course, assuming it's transparent and it doesn't let light reflected by the substrate pass through.

Blackness (4, Funny)

ElephanTS (624421) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244604)

Emo's are going to love this stuff.

THERE'S JUST NO POINT ANY MORE! (1, Funny)

Bertie (87778) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244620)

What on earth are we going to do with this now that Johnny Cash is dead? Eh?

Is this a record? (0, Redundant)

Von Rex (114907) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244622)

You just duped a story from three days ago. Do you guys even read your own site?

Yawn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244800)

With a UID lower than 90% of current UID's, you've been here long enough to see a few (hundred) dupes. A dupe from three days ago, you should know that's nothing. It's really exiting when they dupe something that's still on the main page.

Oh, and to answer your question. No.

Re:Is this a record? (1)

Bob54321 (911744) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244814)

You think three days is a record? In what way... there have been dupes on the front page at the same time. You must be talking about that three days was a long time before an article got duped.

(I was going to use the usual "you must be new here" but I looked at your number and decided it wouldn't work...)

Re:Is this a record? (2, Insightful)

Dun Malg (230075) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244994)

You just duped a story from three days ago. Do you guys even read your own site?
Of course not. They're not actually editors. They're not even nerds. They're a bunch of dumbfuck kids left in charge of what was once an interesting message board. It's not just the Slashvertisements, astroturf articles, and just plain un-nerdy, non-mattering stuff. Have you seen the idiotic poll questions lately? How about the current poll? What kind of true nerd asks "What is your favorite test" and fails to include two of the three grand-daddy nerd tests of all? They got Turing, but that's the obvious one. They missed Kobayashi Maru [wikipedia.org] and Voight-Kampff [wikipedia.org] , fer bog's sake! Obviously, they're simpleminded pretenders of the most detestable sort--- the kind that pretend for money.

Doesn't matter anyway. This place has been ruined by trolls and morons already.

None more black (1, Redundant)

spagthorpe (111133) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244624)

"It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black." -- Nigel Tufnel

Re:None more black (1)

pohl (872) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244846)

"Well I think it looks like death." -- David St. Hubbins.

Military Death Ray Applications? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244646)

I think we all remember that Military Death ray a few months back and was all the buzz? Imagine if somebody developed (by anyone with any interest in not suffering atrocious burning sensations) something for these Super Duper High Frequencies to protect crowds?

Re:Military Death Ray Applications? (2, Insightful)

Dun Malg (230075) | more than 7 years ago | (#18245050)

Yeah, and (like) imagine if we all had flying guitars we could ride around on, and they'd (like) play themselves, and we'd be famous rock stars too!

Seriously, man, we're you actually going anywhere with that crowd control shield thing? Andwhy here?

Again? (1)

pclminion (145572) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244666)

It seems that even the blackest material in existence is no match for the reflective power of a dupe-posting Slashdot editor.

Its called (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244738)

Dark Matter...

Doesn't work for me (3, Funny)

exp(pi*sqrt(163)) (613870) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244764)

"giving a sense of floating free in infinite space" Well I tried standing in a dark space with my eyes shut, which must be pretty much the same thing, and all that happened to me was that I felt like an idiot, especially when people saw me climbing back out of the office supply cabinet.

Claustrophobics rejoice (4, Interesting)

GiovanniZero (1006365) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244766)

Assuming this isn't just vaporware...

This stuff could be really cool for use in MRIs or other tight spaces that claustrophobics normally have to go into. It would give those that are normally afraid to be in small spaces the sense that they were in a vastly infinite space. That's pretty cool IMO.

I'd also like to have my home theater coated with this stuff, think about how large your house would feel! Even with low level ceilings.

Re:Claustrophobics rejoice (1)

The MAZZTer (911996) | more than 7 years ago | (#18245000)

If we all did what you propose, pretty soon everyone would have broken noses from bumping into walls so much.

Darkroom (1)

reub2000 (705806) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244780)

This stuff could prove invaluable in a photographic darkroom.

I need this stuff (1)

popo (107611) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244786)

... to be the biggest gothtard evar!

Re:I need this stuff (1)

journalist rose (1072192) | more than 7 years ago | (#18245058)

lol, gothtard?... i think maybe that's a negative steriotype. ;)

Picture (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244794)

Can we get a picture?

Re:Picture (1)

benevixit (754447) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244864)

Here's a chunk of the stuff. The picture quality isn't too good, but it gives you the idea. http://tinyurl.com/rahn6/ [tinyurl.com]

Automated Dup Rating Score Would Help... (2, Insightful)

Ron Bennett (14590) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244850)

Often dups will contain similar links, phrases, keywords, etc to the originally posted article ... it seems to me that an automated system could be developed that would assign a "dup rating" score to submitted articles to make dups easier to spot beforehand.

Ron

PIMP MY RIDE (1)

Roskolnikov (68772) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244860)

coat my car with this..... no reflection, no return, lidar that....... :)

Re:PIMP MY RIDE (1)

Carnildo (712617) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244954)

coat my car with this..... no reflection, no return, lidar that....... :)


LIDAR works by bouncing the laser beam off of the highly-reflective license plate. Yes, I suppose you could paint over the plate with this stuff, but then they could just pull you over for driving with an obscured plate :-)

giving a sense of floating free in infinite space. (1)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244880)

It also gives a sense of deja vu [slashdot.org]

What does it look like? (1)

lochnessmonster (948812) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244900)

Can someone post a link to a picture of this stuff?

Re:What does it look like? (1)

imbaczek (690596) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244966)

Nothing to see here and I mean it.

Yeah, it looks good, but... (1)

fireman sam (662213) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244936)

Does it come in red?

Can't be as black as a really black black pudding! (1)

SpinyNorman (33776) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244940)

Black pudding is very black today, Mother.
Yes, it is black today, dear.
Aye, that's very black tha' tis'. Even the white bits are black!

Damn! And I thought... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18244944)

... this was going to be about Charlie Murphy.

P.S. I'm Rick James, b!^*#

Is it blacker than priests socks? (4, Funny)

Larry Lightbulb (781175) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244960)

DOUGAL: Anyway, what else did you order?

TED: Priest socks. Really black ones.

DOUGAL: I read somewhere, I think it was in an article about priest socks that priest socks are blacker than any other type of socks.

TED: That's right Dougal. Sometimes you see lay people wear what look like black socks but if you look closely you'll see they're very, very, very, very, very, very, very dark blue.

DOUGAL: Actually that's true. I thought my uncle Tommy was wearing black socks but when I looked at them closely they were just very, very, very, very, very, very, VERY, very, very, very dark blue.

TED: Never buy black socks in a normal shop. They'll shaft you every time!

Black Nano Paint is Grey Goo (1, Funny)

Jherek Carnelian (831679) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244964)

I see a red sportscar and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
The cops, they won't know how fast my car goes
I have to turn my head because their radar blows

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
Driving so fast and never looking back
I see people turn their heads as I make my getaway
Like a hot booth babe, I do her ever day

I look inside myself and see my heart is painted black
Damn nano-paint, the beta-test was just a hack
Maybe I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy breathing when your world is covered with nano-black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you
If I look hard enough into the setting sun
I still can't see anything, the world is done

I saw a red sportscar that I wanted painted black
No colors anymore, I want them back
I can't see the girls walk by, it's all just grey goo
I have to turn my head and pray this darkness goes

I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black

Not a color! (1)

ni1s (1065810) | more than 7 years ago | (#18244998)

Black is NOT color, damit!

Fuligin! (2, Interesting)

Diomedes01 (173241) | more than 7 years ago | (#18245002)

One step closer to getting a Fuligin cloak for that Severian costume I've always wanted to wear to Halloween parties.

it's already in use (1)

bjdevil66 (583941) | more than 7 years ago | (#18245014)

Somebody sprayed the web server and it has disappeared. Mirror?

Combine it with (1)

Ruvim (889012) | more than 7 years ago | (#18245042)

Combine it with this new nanocoating material [slashdot.org] and you'll get really cool sun glasses! ;)

Quick! (1)

ToolFiend (206582) | more than 7 years ago | (#18245070)

Someone put this stuff on the cover of a metal album!

"Brruuuutaaaalll" (said in the voice of Nathan Explosion)
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