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Surrey NanoSystem created the Vanoblack, the blackest material on Earth back in 2014… and now they’ve made a next generation version that is even darker.

“It resulted in a coating so black that our spectrometers can’t measure it!” a team member in the video explained.

“Even running a high power laser pointer across it barely reflects anything back to the viewer. We have never before made a material so ‘black’ that it can’t be picked up on our spectrometers in the infrared,” he added.

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The blackest material on Earth

This is the blackest material on Earth.

Posted by INSIDER on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The planned uses for Vantablack are to limit unwanted stray light from ultraviolet rays in everything from infrared cameras, sensors, scientific equipment, and even to provide aesthetic effect in luxury products.