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Carbon nanotubes built this bizarre ultrablack material

(upbeat music) – [Cory] What you’re seeing here is an optical illusion, but it’s not the kind that tricks your brain into seeing something that isn’t there. This literally prevents your eyes from seeing something that is there. The mask on the table here is coated with a bizarre compound called vantablack, which is known […]

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29. Metals in biology

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Scientists Just Broke a Quantum Record; What Happens Next?

One of the reasons quantum mechanics is hard to get your head around is because it’s just so friggin’ weird. Things at the quantum level behave completely counterintuitively, compared to what we’re used to out here on the macro-scale. Recently, though, scientists have announced possibly the largest objects yet observed being governed by quantum physics. […]

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