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Paint it blacker: Darkest color ever invented is hitting the shelves

Posted on 03.06.16 by Spyglass


It’s called Vantablack and it’s currently the blackest substance known to humankind. It’s so dark that it absorbs 99.96 of the light that crosses its pixel path. It makes objects look almost invisible, even in broad daylight—probably the reason why stealth airplanes use it to cloak their cover. Vantablack is actually a series of microscopic vertical tubes. When light strikes it, that light becomes trapped instead of bouncing off. Now, deodorant brand Axe is using Vantablack on their Lynx brand packaging to gather some buzz. Good luck finding it on your dresser.