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An animation of a diamond covered in a material that makes it the blackest black
A yellow diamond coated with a new ultrablack material is the subject of “The Redemption of Vanity,” created by MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology artist-in-residence Diemut Strebe, in collaboration with MIT engineer Brian Wardle and his lab.

Spotlight: Sep 16, 2019

With apologies to “Spinal Tap,” it appears that black can, indeed, get more black. MIT engineers have cooked up a material made from vertically aligned carbon nanotubes that captures virtually all incoming light. Full story

Sep 16, 2019

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