Monday, March 03, 2008

Dark as your soul, the nanotubes are

The KC Star reported this morning that there now exists a new standard of black. While not funded by the military, this has definite uses by the military. Imagine rendering night vision goggles useless simply by wearing a particular uniform, or even making something appear where it is not.

There also include non-military uses, such as improving the efficiency of solar panels and increasing the range of telescopes for space exploration. Anything that makes solar power more practical is a good use of money in my book. Not that Harry Potter invisibility cloaks will seemingly be available at Sharper Image or Brookstone, does anyone have any requests for the next piece of science fiction/fantasy that they want scientists to develop?