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Offline richardt

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Re: blacker than black
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2011, 12:21:08 PM »
I wasn't thinking of space, that makes sense though.  I think a stealth aircraft would be seriously stealthy with that stuff on it.

That was my first thought too.

And stealth (and GPS) satellites and all types of missles (e.g., sub-based and ICBM), too. 
You can't shoot it down if you can't reliably detect it.

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Re: blacker than black
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2011, 02:16:37 PM »
although there was no mention of the material absorbing the wavelengths used for radar. so I am not sure how well it would work for stealth. But it seems like it would be an interesting product in the solar energy industry as well. In space black may help with cooling but on earth it helps with heating.
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Re: blacker than black
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2011, 03:41:31 PM »
I've already made a Imp stout thats blacker...
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Re: blacker than black
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2011, 07:17:20 PM »
First thought...obligatory, but Spinal Tap, of course.

Second thought...somewhere someone is going to try to harness this to win the contrast ratio wars in the flat panel TV market.