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.
Daughter tells her Dad he’s going to be a Grandpa [x]
When he says “really” ;’)
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my heart is not okay.. I’m about to cry
I cried already.
So I did a little something.If there are any inaccuracies please let me know!
This looks accurate based on the reading I’ve done; anyone see anything that isn’t correct?
Only the bit about men not being considered rape victims under UK law. Isn’t it that they aren’t considered rape victims if the rapist is a woman, but they are if it’s a man since the law is about “forced penetration”? Don’t know about Singapore.
I don’t know about Singapore but yeah that’s accurate in the UK in terms of men not being able to be ‘raped’ by women. It is specifically because rape under UK law specifies penetration with a penis. The crime of assault by penetration can be carried out by women on men since it includes penetration with any other body part, or ‘anything else’ and it also carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. However - forced to penetrate/forced envelopment is not classed as rape (which it obviously should be) and would fall under ‘sexual assault’ which carries a much lesser sentence.
The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.
These are some fun fucking facts