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The Blackest Black Ever Finally Makes Sense on a Watch

The Blackest Black Ever Finally Makes Sense on a Watch

Over the last number of years, H. Moser has become well known for its Concept line of watches, which do away with the markings and branding usually placed on watch dials, opting instead for a clean, open look that lets the materials and finishes speak for themselves. The latest installment in that series is the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept, which really takes things to the next level. The dial of this watch is coated in Vantablack, a proprietary material that uses carbon nanotubes to absorb light. The result is a black that appears blacker than any other manmade substance.

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Vantablack® | Enhanced safety and quality in HUDs
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Vantablack® | Enhanced safety and quality in HUDs

Vantablack is an ultra black coating originally developed by Surrey NanoSystems for use in satellite-borne instruments. It achieved space heritage in 2015, eliminating the Sun’s glare in satellite positioning systems. Vantablack now incorporates a range of ultra-black coatings that are distinguished by exhibiting the lowest known reflectance in any of their target applications. This generally results in one of the Vantablack coatings being the material of choice in resolving critical stray light problems in challenging environments

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Harvard Adds the Blackest Black to Its Historical Pigment Collection

Harvard Adds the Blackest Black to Its Historical Pigment Collection

The Forbes Pigment Collection at the Harvard Art Museums is an evolving archive of synthetic and natural pigments — each year brings additions representing innovations in color. One of the newest acquisitions is a sample of Vantablack, a superblack material which absorbs 99.965% of light.

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Forbes - Hyundai's Vantablack Pavillion

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What is this thing called Vantablack?

What is this thing called Vantablack?

Ben Jensen, chief technology officer at the Surrey based tech company, NanoSystems, spoke exclusively to What Investment about the astounding advances it is making in nanotechnology, which ultimately offer unique VCT investment opportunities.

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In the black: the world’s darkest material makes for a profitable investment - Octopus

In the black: the world’s darkest material makes for a profitable investment - Octopus

Jo Oliver, the fund manager of Octopus Titan VCT, spoke exclusively to What Investment about an extraordinary  hi-tech investment opportunity.

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Why South Korea's Biggest Auto Brand Isn't Advertising Cars At Its Own Winter Olympics
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Why South Korea's Biggest Auto Brand Isn't Advertising Cars At Its Own Winter Olympics

This year, consumers across South Korea (and parts of the U.S. and Europe) will finally be able to buy the Hyundai Nexo, the company's latest hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEV) that also possesses some self-driving capabilities. But any of the Nexo’s potential future owners weren't able to actually see the eco-friendly SUV at Hyundai’s pavilion at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Here’s what they found instead: a massive building clad in Vantablack, one of the darkest materials on earth, and thousands of LEDs. And some rather forceful copywriting; “We moved the universe for everyone to experience the seed of new society,” narrates the pavilion’s introduction video over trance music.

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Asif Khan reveals super-dark Vantablack pavilion for Winter Olympics 2018
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Asif Khan reveals super-dark Vantablack pavilion for Winter Olympics 2018

Asif Khan has unveiled a pavilion at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, described as the "darkest building on earth".

The British architect spray-painted the 10-metre-high temporary structure with Vantablack VBx2, a substance that absorbs over 99 per cent of light.

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Darkest material on Earth will create a 'schism in space' for the Winter Olympics
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Darkest material on Earth will create a 'schism in space' for the Winter Olympics

The British architect is using Vantablack VBx 2 (NOT Original Vantablack or Vantablack S-VIS as is reported here) for a building he describes as a "schism in space," which will be unveiled at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Visitors will encounter it when entering the Olympic Park. This impossibly black building will have four curved walls, but from a distance, it will look like a slit of blackness.

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Who’s behind art’s dark little secret, Vantablack?

When one scientist discovered a substance so black even NASA couldn't find it, the potential was game-changing. Yet, for all the applications, it was an art-world altercation that made the headlines. As the battle for Vantablack continues, GQ asks why Anish Kapoor's new project is still shrouded in mystery

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Record Breaking Blackest Material Is So Dark It Cannot Be Analysed Using Spectroscopy

Recently, I have got hooked onto the ABC series ‘Once Upon A Time’ thanks to the arrival of Netflix in my life – it came as a package deal with the fiancé. I’m up to Season 3, and thought that things couldn’t possibly get darker than Peter Pan’s shadow, whose mysterious features are barely distinguishable, whose actions are deplorable, and whose voice is provided by the marvelous Marilyn Manson. How wrong I was.

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