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US researchers have developed the true new black, a material so dark it absorbs more than 99.9 per cent of visible light. They plan to test it in the infrared and ultraviolet spectrums as well. You were full of ideas for how to use such a substance:

Coat a diamond with it and you have the heart of a banking executive...

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As in night camo suits ? Just wondering, but if this is really that black, then being a nice gaping black hole under the moon is not exactly what I would call stealthy.

On the other hand, it could be a very good coating for weapons - keep moonshine or streetlight from gleaming on the barrels.

Pascal Monett


How about covering a Lamborghini with it? What would that much material cost, and how much would some rich mid-life crisis victim (Jezza Clarkson) pay for "the blackest supercar ... in the world"? (You can just hear him saying it, can't you?) If they go on to show it absorbs radar frequencies too, it's both practical and fashionable.

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Photo here! It was a challenge sneaking in for the pic, and I could only get a glimpse of a tiny spot, but here it is:-

JonB


I'd like a floormat made of this, that way people walking up to my house would think twice. On a nice bright sunny day, there is this 2 dimensional looking black.... no texture, no reflection... no contrast... just black.

Bounty


I'm going to paint holes in the sidewalk.

Kevin McMurtrie


The Darwin Awards have been announced, and 2007's winner was a man accustomed to getting drunk on alcohol enemas. Forced by medical problems to pursue this unusual route to intoxication, Texan Michael Jean had got friendly with two 1.5 litre bottles of sherry one night. The following morning he was dead from alcohol poisoning, with a blood alcohol level of 0.47 per cent - six times the legal limit in Texas.

Interesting way to bypass the biological security of the stomach, which is likely to reject (well, apart from the very trained) any big abuses, and use a mean also used for urgent medication.

"A hell of a party" LOL

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I think that all us IT bunnies demand to know what laptop would still be working fine after being involved in a head-on crash.

Most models that I have used start playing up if you so much as look at them sternly!

GettinSadda


For anyone planning trying this - if you're going to use Grolsch or Champagne, might I advise you to decant it into something else first. Otherwise you're in for a world of hurt.

lansalot


What else can be said but "bottoms up!"

Anonymous Coward


Re: sex on a pyramid-shaped metal roof

So, coming and going at the same time

Paul


"If being 6 times over killed him, he wasn't much of a drinker!"

Maybe the 8 bags of peanuts and the doner kebab that his wife also shoved 'up there' were contributing factors?

Anonymous Coward


And finally...

"Here's mud in your eye!"

The brown overcoat, thanks.

Sam

There's a party in his ass and everyone's invited. ®

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