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Vantablack

British researchers have created the ‘new black’ of the science world - and it is being dubbed super black.

The material absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of light, a new world record, and is so dark the human eye struggles to discern its shape and dimension, giving the appearance of a black hole.

Named Vantablack, or super black, it also conducts heat seven and half times more effectively than copper, and is ten times stronger than steel.

It is created by Surrey NanoSystems using carbon nanotubes, which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between.

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Vantablack is the New Black

meredithmcclaren:

Scraps is back.
Temporarily, at least.
Seeing as I’m in London now, and have things to talk about.

Postscript to this comic.
I did this, like, two months ago.  The feelings are in remission.
I was just really nervous about posting it because I:
a. didn’t want people to worry about me
and
b. didn’t want people to think I was just moaning

Depression kinda hits me every summer and I only really bring it up because it’s helped me, in the past, to see that my peers and idols go through similar motions as me.  And if I can offer someone else that same comfort, then yeah, I’m gonna talk about feeling crap sometimes.  And being scared of everything.

Some happier comics will follow, but there’s a few that deal with the lead up to my traveling to London and the anxieties therein that we have to go through first.

Bear with me, and we’ll see how far this goes.

More SCRAPS: http://iniquitousfish-scraps.blogspot.com

I’m never happy to see a friend struggle, but I am happy to see when they are taking steps to feel better and to try to help others by sharing their experiences. It takes a lot of courage to publish your trials and tribulations. Have fun in London Meredith!!

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