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Blacker Than Black

 - Jan 19, 2008   Updated: Jun 22 2011
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Did you know that the color black has an official standard kept by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology? It's sort of their thing. It seems that researchers at Rice University in Houston have developed a configuration of carbon nanotubes that produce a material 30 times blacker than the current standard. This discovery could help with future infrared detection, astronomical observation, and solar energy conversion.

Implications - The embrace of the color black continues to remain strong, as it has for as long as anyone can remember. With the recession coming to a close, the importance of black within product designs continues to be shown through varying industries. Businesses that utilize the color black amongst their designs help to ensure their product's personality as strong.