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Back in (blacker) black: World’s blackest material Vantablack goes extra goth with new version that absorbs even more light

By April Gocha / March 15, 2016

The world’s blackest material, Vantablack, just got blacker. U.K. company Surrey NanoSystems developed the carbon nanotube material a few years ago, but the company now says it has recently improved the material to absorb so much light that it cannot be measured with a spectrometer.

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Now you see it, now you don’t—disappearing aquatic animal may hold key to future optical technologies

By Stephanie Liverani / July 28, 2015

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Israel are taking a closer look at sea sapphires to figure out the science behind the “magic” of their seemingly instantaneous color changes and invisibility.

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