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Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. The strange world of nanoscience – it can take you into atoms and beyond the stars.

Stephen Fry does a very good job at describing what nano is. Very interesting.

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From the article:

The “darkest ever” substance known to science has been made in a US laboratory.

The material was created from carbon nanotubes – sheets of carbon just one atom thick rolled up into cylinders.

Researchers say it is the closest thing yet to the ideal black material, which absorbs light perfectly at all angles and over all wavelengths.

The discovery is expected to have applications in the fields of electronics and solar energy.

That is very intresting…..

Commenting on the study, Professor Sir John Pendry, who first predicted that such a discovery might be possible, said the results were promising.

“They’ve made the blackest material known to science,” the theoretical physicist from Imperial College, London, told BBC News.

“The application will be to things like more efficient solar cells, more efficient solar panels and any application where you need to harvest light,” he added.

I did a post on a space-based solar cell satellite a while back and this got me thinking what if they take this tech and combine it with the satellites solar cells..

More energy is never wrong and the satellites with solar cells are the perfect energy solution 😀

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