As anyone with an ounce of fashion sense knows — or so I’ve heard — there are many shades of black — until today.
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York announced they have developed “the closest thing yet to the ideal black material, which absorbs light perfectly at all angles and over all wavelengths.” It’s the darkest material ever made by humans and it is said to be a boon to the future of electronics and solar panels.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.