Vantablack: The Darkest Material Ever Made


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  • Today we're talking about the blackest material ever created!

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    Sources:
    http://blackholes.stardate.org/resources/faqs/faq.php?p=black-holes-close-to-earth
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/blackest-is-the-new-black-scientists-have-developed-a-material-so-dark-that-you-cant-see-it-9602504.html
    https://www.surreynanosystems.com/vantablack/faqs
    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186229-its-like-staring-into-a-black-hole-worlds-darkest-material-will-be-used-to-make-very-stealthy-aircraft-better-telescopes
    http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2016/feb/29/anish-kapoor-vantablack-paint
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/77190/6-facts-about-vantablack-darkest-material-ever-made
    http://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-super-black-material-absorbs-99965-light
    http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/article/1355044/lynx-creates-coated-blackest-material-planet
    http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/shortcuts/2014/jul/14/vantablack-nanofabric-new-black
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    http://www.cnet.com/news/nasas-own-super-black-coating-ventures-into-space/

    Images:
    https://www.surreynanosystems.com/media/images-videos
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vantablack_02.JPG
    https://tvclip.org/video/CorAjEBOHN4/
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PICT0111.JPG
    http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/img_3332.jpg
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Comments: 4 931

  • I'm Pickle Rick!!!
    I'm Pickle Rick!!! 1 day ago

    🅱oneless?

  • MsCode ™
    MsCode ™ 2 days ago

    I am sure you can get the same kind of black on tinfoil if you let the smoke from a candle settle on it.

  • knightshousegames
    knightshousegames 3 days ago

    Imagine how dope a pair of shoes coated in Vantablack would look. Like you would have regular accent colors everywhere else, but the body of the shoe would be Vantablack.

  • M4ster0fGaming
    M4ster0fGaming 3 days ago +1

    I would coat one of those giant hamster balls with vantablack and go onto the streets, pretending to be a black hole.






    Bet those blondes would fall for it

  • This Guy
    This Guy 5 days ago

    I need kne for my phone

  • g money
    g money 5 days ago

    Not as black as my soul

  • Collin Hackenberg
    Collin Hackenberg 5 days ago

    The poor poor Gothic community.

  • superbdog46-Chan
    superbdog46-Chan 9 days ago

    Did that dude blink?

  • Darren Write
    Darren Write 9 days ago

    you could make a great halloween costume with that

  • Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm BoGedvnhrwwacvgfddrrhnj

    It looks like someone just drew in ms paint

  • Eiahfou
    Eiahfou 13 days ago

    The fact that the top comment isn't a black joke surprises me greatly

  • Veda A
    Veda A 13 days ago

    Michael Aranda.. I really can't stop saying "Spaghettied to death" now.. you can take all the credit.

  • bamischijfje123
    bamischijfje123 14 days ago

    "chance to see a black hole" didn't you JUST say it's absolutely impossible to see them, because they absorb ALL light? And even if you surch for lirerary a black hole in space, which is black mostly, that's hard!

  • Wurm
    Wurm 14 days ago

    *"BACKER THAN THE BLACKEST BLACK, TIMES INFINITY"* ~Nathan Explosion

  • Liberty
    Liberty 16 days ago

    Wow, I luv science & technology.

  • Ethan J
    Ethan J 17 days ago

    the emos of 2100 would totally wear this

  • AnonAMoose
    AnonAMoose 19 days ago +1

    This isn't your average everyday darkness, this is, Advanced Darkness.

  • Troll Boat
    Troll Boat 20 days ago

    Vantameme: the dankest material ever made

  • Alex
    Alex 20 days ago

    You could coat a frying pan with that stuff and fry an egg out in the sun

  • COMICS ARE THE BEST
    COMICS ARE THE BEST 21 day ago

    if i was rich i would make a bat man suit and become op batman

  • Rodney Jones
    Rodney Jones 22 days ago

    I want to paint my car in Vantablack

  • TERRELL TURNER
    TERRELL TURNER 23 days ago

    So dark that goths won't even touch it

  • Edwin Capada
    Edwin Capada 23 days ago

    Vantablack Is Look Like A Black Hole Like Kerr And Saggitrius A

  • Sleepy Dog
    Sleepy Dog 24 days ago

    The most counterintuitive way to attract attention

  • Sleepy Dog
    Sleepy Dog 24 days ago

    8 bit irl

    :D

  • Dennis Aranzanso
    Dennis Aranzanso 26 days ago

    can you imagine being trapped in a room covered in vantablack..

  • Adam Thomas
    Adam Thomas 27 days ago

    Batman be like *heavy breathing*

  • gh0stykins
    gh0stykins 29 days ago

    make a full outfit of this stuff and you can be the numba 1 ninja

  • Project Overturn
    Project Overturn 1 month ago

    Someone should cover a statue with this stuff.

    I suggest they make a black goat.

  • 5ulphur
    5ulphur 1 month ago

    I don't care if I won't see anything with it. But I NEED CONTACTS MADE OF THIS STUFF!

  • IreTheWolf
    IreTheWolf 1 month ago

    I can make vantablack color on Forza and nightclub/racing games

  • Got crabs?
    Got crabs? 1 month ago

    Well actualy vantablack is harmfull to your skin soooooooooooo

  • Austin L.
    Austin L. 1 month ago

    I want to see a car painted in vantablack.

  • doraluffy
    doraluffy 1 month ago

    1:14 I can still she the beards, eyes and eyebrows though.

  • TheThundermasterHd
    TheThundermasterHd 1 month ago +1

    this is what the guy in America's got talent (will) used to do the coin transportation

  • Dark Neon64
    Dark Neon64 1 month ago

    I'd use that Vantablack to wear for Halloween and freak peeps out

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    I want to wear vantawhite shirts so i can be inside an oasis while walking around a dessert.

  • Joseph Maldonado
    Joseph Maldonado 1 month ago

    "16 year old me would be reeeally excited about this" lamoooooo

  • Gus Taylor
    Gus Taylor 1 month ago

    put that on a plane ultimate spy plane

  • M.A.D.
    M.A.D. 1 month ago

    I want vantablack nipples...

  • Blessed Mother
    Blessed Mother 1 month ago

    Very interesting. This reminds me of what sin does to our soul and our conscience, makes it dark...

  • Furious Bricks
    Furious Bricks 1 month ago

    Yo coat the entire earth wit this and the earth is flat.

  • Joao G. Pinheiro
    Joao G. Pinheiro 1 month ago

    perfect for stealth planes!...if can also absorve radio and all infrared light waves

  • Pyroplayz
    Pyroplayz 1 month ago

    this would bring hide and seek to a whole new level

  • TechnoGiraffe
    TechnoGiraffe 1 month ago

    This is some serious vantablack magic

  • Trentin Brooks
    Trentin Brooks 1 month ago

    Well no more looking at boobs

  • Some dude On The Internet

    Ever wanted to impress your own shadow?

  • Logan M
    Logan M 1 month ago

    I just want a little 2 ft wide circle on my floor so I can walk on nothingness

  • Logan M
    Logan M 1 month ago +1

    Finally something to represent my heart

  • Connor T
    Connor T 1 month ago

    i want a phone case out of this

  • Average Alien
    Average Alien 1 month ago

    wait, what if you shined a light on it?

    • Logan M
      Logan M 1 month ago

      Average Alien it absorbs over 99% of light so not any difference


  • chris o oneal
    chris o oneal 1 month ago

    Wear this during laser tag or hide and seek. Hide in the dark, you're pretty safe

  • Aria Rasti
    Aria Rasti 1 month ago

    16 years old me would be exited about this! I see what you did there :>

  • Sen 22
    Sen 22 1 month ago

    a costume that painted Vantablack..... ohhh that cool

  • Grozny Entertainment
    Grozny Entertainment 1 month ago

    can you buy superblack paint

  • Thundrex
    Thundrex 1 month ago

    I need a morph suit made of this stuff. no questions.

  • Foma Romanov
    Foma Romanov 1 month ago +1

    suka blyat

  • Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc.

    Thanks for the quality video and explaining it without getting too off target. Great video.

  • qwerty
    qwerty 1 month ago

    dark matter visualized

  • John Vic de Leon
    John Vic de Leon 1 month ago

    will tsai just got a hand of this material

  • Gav Art
    Gav Art 1 month ago

    3:33 that'd be cool

  • fog
    fog 1 month ago

    for those out there like me that really want to get a hold of this stuff, or something similar, Google search "Blackest black Paint" and you should see some results saying something like "paint on black projection surface" it's made for canceling light on the edges of projectors and that kinda thing.
    its pretty spendy paint and is not as black as vanta black but it's as close as your going to be able to get without a science and chemistry background and a lab to make it yourself or thousands of dollars and some connections.

  • Michael Howell
    Michael Howell 1 month ago

    Pictures Michael Aranda in a little black dress...

  • Haborym
    Haborym 1 month ago +1

    i thought black holes radiated a slight glow

  • IMcRoni
    IMcRoni 1 month ago

    imagine a vantabalck fidget spinner

  • Jack Müller
    Jack Müller 1 month ago

    the military applications would be interesting...

  • shexdensmore
    shexdensmore 2 months ago

    I'm calling bs on this, if this is a true substance, it would be used on stealth craft.

  • Poppy Is Our Lord
    Poppy Is Our Lord 2 months ago

    Emos: *heavily breathing*

  • *John Smith*
    *John Smith* 2 months ago

    I want a hoodie

  • TheCosmicCharizard
    TheCosmicCharizard 2 months ago

    I think I can see my reflection.

  • YouTubertz
    YouTubertz 2 months ago

    so this could make anyone like an actual ninja
    walking around at night you would literally be invisible

  • MuzZz Rzack
    MuzZz Rzack 2 months ago

    Ventablack. Not actually a preferable colour if you're a black man walking in the streets behind a woman and passing by a police man. I'm just saying... A lot of things happen in the neighborhood

  • MassDynamic
    MassDynamic 2 months ago

    NINJA

  • Fabiafidus
    Fabiafidus 2 months ago +3

    "whos that pokemon?!" just became a cosplay.

  • SuprA 44
    SuprA 44 2 months ago

    Soo... it'd be one fucking expensive t shirt then?

  • LeeLicious
    LeeLicious 2 months ago +1

    I thought Charlie Murphy was the darkest thing in the universe.


    RIP brother darkness

  • aha
    aha 2 months ago

    My future?

  • Abdul Rahman Dhillon
    Abdul Rahman Dhillon 2 months ago

    i can see this being used to warm green houses

  • Jonah Broberg
    Jonah Broberg 2 months ago

    Emos: *heavy breathing*

  • Amy Smith
    Amy Smith 2 months ago

    Can you actually buy this? I would love to spray paint my piggy bank with Vantablack... the metaphor would just be perfect.

  • Milliani Windsor
    Milliani Windsor 2 months ago

    16 year old me is really excited about this :D

  • theuglyhat
    theuglyhat 2 months ago

    Vantablack ninjas anyone?

  • Fvge :c
    Fvge :c 2 months ago

    i want a fucking suit of vanta black

  • Rahul Sabikhi
    Rahul Sabikhi 2 months ago +1

    BATMAN *Slow Breathing*

  • Jordan Burkhardt
    Jordan Burkhardt 2 months ago

    dust is going to be so easy to see on vanta black.

  • coc0s
    coc0s 2 months ago

    Always bet on black.

  • id104335409
    id104335409 2 months ago

    These are exciting times to be a ninja.

  • Megacraft 78
    Megacraft 78 2 months ago

    imaging making a huge maze with this color, you wouldn`t see the walls so it would be EXTREMLY complicated

  • Megacraft 78
    Megacraft 78 2 months ago

    WOAH I WOULD PUT THAT ON AT NIGHT AND BE A NINJA IF IT WERE FABRIC THAT WOULD BE EPIC OMFGGGGGGG THAT IS EPICCCC

  • Darth Sidious, Sheev Palpatine

    I am ordering new robes in vantablack 2

  • Safet Hamzagic
    Safet Hamzagic 2 months ago

    thata cool

  • Genji Gojira
    Genji Gojira 2 months ago

    imagine ninjas or the military using this

  • Samuel Haidar
    Samuel Haidar 2 months ago

    when you leave your house in your new vantablack Levi's and all the floating pet hair on your legs freaks you out

  • daenue
    daenue 2 months ago

    CALL BATMAN!!

  • Dank Doggo
    Dank Doggo 2 months ago

    My soul is darker.

  • luan trieu
    luan trieu 2 months ago

    hello new ninja suit

  • xxyasx xxyasx
    xxyasx xxyasx 2 months ago

    who came here because he saw a comment in the glitchtale theme song vantablack XD me

  • Comoloid
    Comoloid 2 months ago

    This could be a good heat source for a peltier thermoelectric generator on a near earth satellite if it proves to be space worthy. I hope it works out!

  • I'm a Giraffe
    I'm a Giraffe 2 months ago

    Wtf was that 16 year old thing supposed to mean???

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