Scientists in England say they've created a new way of synthesising light absorbing material that is so black it only reflects 0.035 percent of light, which could revolutionise satellites and telescopes, and our ability to understand the universe. Joel Flynn looks in.
Puritans, Goths, avant-garde artists, hell-raising poets and fashion icon Coco Chanel all saw something special in it. Now black, that most enigmatic of colours, has become even darker and more mysterious.
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