Vantablack: The Darkest Material Ever Made

  • Опубликовано: 24 июн 2016
  • Today we're talking about the blackest material ever created!
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Комментарии • 5 628

  • Aries The Ram
    Aries The Ram 5 дней назад

    UK : We call it "Vantablack", with the "Vanta" standing for "Vertically Aligned carbon NanoTube Arrays"

  • Odderist unknown XXI
    Odderist unknown XXI 5 дней назад

    I bet I can't even sew it with black string and bet myself not to poke myself.--.

  • Aries The Ram
    Aries The Ram 6 дней назад

    Patrick Stump, they've made a darker color than black

  • Reggie Barboza
    Reggie Barboza 9 дней назад

    Now all we need is phones with OLED Vantablack screens.

  • Cool Guy
    Cool Guy 11 дней назад

    Hey this colour reminds me of the final level in super smash bros

    APOPHIS GAMING 11 дней назад

    Vantablack nail on your little sister seat

  • Chad Castagana
    Chad Castagana 16 дней назад

    Man how this material could revolutionize amateur astronomy here on earth. Telescopes shielded from all of that ambient light at grown level

  • Richard Zhang
    Richard Zhang 20 дней назад

    Now we can have our 2D waifus

  • Vatra
    Vatra 22 дня назад

    I want a whole wardrobe made of this stuff! Lol the only part that would look 3D is my face.

  • Thomas Chase
    Thomas Chase 23 дня назад

    Make an awesome tuxedo or business suit but then I'd be impressed by a mere bowler hat made from it warmer than wool in winter perhaps

  • Jax Nean
    Jax Nean 23 дня назад

    ''I'll cover a canvas completely with Vantablack and title the painting: my future.'' I made this comment so that you don't have to!

  • Chris Steele
    Chris Steele 25 дней назад

    My favorite color is black... knowing that's there's darker shades just makes me go insane

  • EarthmeisterIndigo
    EarthmeisterIndigo 27 дней назад

    The artist's name afaik is Anish Kapoor.

  • TrishaLee Hutchison
    TrishaLee Hutchison 28 дней назад

    This is fantastic

  • Cory Westfall
    Cory Westfall Месяц назад

    Can they hit it with a laser for us

  • patrikcath
    patrikcath Месяц назад +1

    Advanced darkness!

  • notquiteordinary
    notquiteordinary Месяц назад

    This would be great for a suit to commit crimes. Ppl wouldn't be able to distinguish details about you, thus increasing your chances of getting away scott free after being seen.

  • Amanda
    Amanda Месяц назад

    i need this so i can sneak around at night for food

  • TimberGeek
    TimberGeek Месяц назад

    It would be an awesome camera flocking material.

  • Jacob Miller
    Jacob Miller Месяц назад

    Is there an opposite to this?

  • Techy
    Techy Месяц назад

    Maybe its the Compression of the Pictures but i can easily make out the details of those supposed "Vantablack" "Unable to Make out the Details Black" kind of Black.

  • Sтɛvɛ Rσgɛяs • Tнɛ Pαтιɛηт Pαтяισт: Cαpтαιη Aʍɛяιcα

    Wait, if one can't really see the features, then why can I see quite a few features of objects painted with Vantablack? Help--

  • Upson Pratt
    Upson Pratt Месяц назад

    This is what Spinal Tap should have used to cover their album.

  • TheLastCosmo _
    TheLastCosmo _ Месяц назад

    What if you whore a shirt would you literally cook yourself since it ia absorbing 99.5 percent or what ever the number was

  • Randall Whitehead
    Randall Whitehead Месяц назад

    17 year old me is hoping to get a few pairs of clothes made out of this material.

  • Richard Does gaming
    Richard Does gaming Месяц назад

    You can’t see a black hole, there invisible

    Really they are google it

  • david gorelle
    david gorelle Месяц назад

    Whoa! Finally, something as dark as my soul

  • Declan Fiala
    Declan Fiala Месяц назад

    So basically someone made a invisibility cloak that only works at night, and is actually so black it can't be used that way because its literally too black.

  • Aundre Wright
    Aundre Wright Месяц назад

    I seen a ball floating that black thought it was a 🛸

  • Priyanshu Goel
    Priyanshu Goel Месяц назад

    Wait vanta black gives no perception of depth right .can we all give it a thought that mickey mouse's ears might be just 2 sphere's covered with the that's are dark disney theory.

  • Akira Gurung
    Akira Gurung Месяц назад

    I want a vantablack dress

  • fM Mi
    fM Mi 2 месяца назад

    black holes are invisible

  • Blaze the Dragon
    Blaze the Dragon 2 месяца назад

    If I ever win the lottery I will look my room look like it's out of bounds

  • Svenni Tayivek
    Svenni Tayivek 2 месяца назад

    I wonder what it would feel like to be in a room completely covered in vantablack.

  • michael river
    michael river 2 месяца назад

    I needa get my car painted in this haha

  • Jhayan Peralta
    Jhayan Peralta 2 месяца назад

    If your a glitchtale fan and you listen to the theme of every character you will know vantablack in a different way

  • spencer livingston
    spencer livingston 2 месяца назад

    So if we covered the globe in vantablack would the world appear flat?😂

  • Hol up
    Hol up 2 месяца назад

    Pretty sure another artists made a paint that's easier to apply and allowed everyone to use it except for the guy that pair for exclusive rights of ventablack

  • Fusion Tricycle
    Fusion Tricycle 2 месяца назад

    Imagine how hot vantablack could get on a sunny day! Vantablack solar panels anyone?

  • El Hermano
    El Hermano 2 месяца назад

    Still not as black as the actual NBA player

  • Jack The person
    Jack The person 2 месяца назад

    The emo

  • vivian james
    vivian james 2 месяца назад

    when this becomes safe for clothing someone please tell me !!

  • ASCII Skull
    ASCII Skull 2 месяца назад

    Imagine a vantablack man

  • ekoms108
    ekoms108 2 месяца назад

    I would dip a cheeseburger with vantablack. Love cheeseburgers!

  • DDZ 76
    DDZ 76 2 месяца назад

    Wherw can I get some

  • That Guy B055
    That Guy B055 2 месяца назад

    i wish i could paint my car in that

  • DavidFrostbite
    DavidFrostbite 2 месяца назад +1

    What about Black 2.0 by Stuart Semple!? And Singularity Black!

  • Nicholas Hylton
    Nicholas Hylton 3 месяца назад

    An outfit made with vantablack fabric... Sounds like a goth teen's dream!

  • Funbox Entertainment
    Funbox Entertainment 3 месяца назад

    But they coated an entire building in it.

  • anonymous ?
    anonymous ? 3 месяца назад

    so.. you were a transvestite when you were 16?

  • link121900
    link121900 3 месяца назад

    my inner emo is drooling rn

  • Brandi Gillbert
    Brandi Gillbert 3 месяца назад

    Some artist bought Vanta black and forbid anyone else from using it

  • Disco Puppy
    Disco Puppy 3 месяца назад

    So when will this become publicly available?

  • Felhek Lehrian
    Felhek Lehrian 3 месяца назад

    Why nanotubes are always made of carbon?
    What would happen if they 're made of another material? Gold maybe?

  • Alex Hutchins
    Alex Hutchins 3 месяца назад

    I want a room with This!

  • Va Ho
    Va Ho 3 месяца назад +1

    Vantablack makes black whitr.

  • angelika Scutts
    angelika Scutts 3 месяца назад

    *Causually Waiting for the edgy/emo soul jokes*

  • John Saunders
    John Saunders 3 месяца назад

    I taste bitter burnt coffee when I see vantablak

  • Geebrowtar13
    Geebrowtar13 3 месяца назад

    did u have to pay anish kapoor to make this video

  • FitzBerg
    FitzBerg 3 месяца назад

    Vanta black body suit

  • Eltin Tand
    Eltin Tand 3 месяца назад

    A vanta black shirt could technically be a cloaking device, and hide yourself in the darkness

  • Dick Artist
    Dick Artist 3 месяца назад

    i want to paint a circle on the floor in the middle of a busy place with this

  • john almand
    john almand 3 месяца назад

    whoever the artist is that "purchased" the color "exclusively" is a douche. how you gonna keep the artistic world from experiencing that? must not be very creative. someone creative would take something everyone has access to and turn it into something special.

  • Theh Werst
    Theh Werst 3 месяца назад

    Still brighter than my future

  • Iqbal Sigid
    Iqbal Sigid 3 месяца назад

    "16 year-old me would be really exited about this"
    This is so true.

  • Patric Bin ladin
    Patric Bin ladin 3 месяца назад

    The blackest black in the market is Terry crews

  • yeremia frans
    yeremia frans 3 месяца назад



  • dion van der velde
    dion van der velde 3 месяца назад

    woah imafine the posibillities for night time miltary operations with this as a camo

  • Vanlalchhanhima Vanchhawng
    Vanlalchhanhima Vanchhawng 3 месяца назад

    Want clothes and mask painted with it

  • Vanlalchhanhima Vanchhawng
    Vanlalchhanhima Vanchhawng 3 месяца назад

    Wow, i want clothes and mask painted with it XD

  • vivo roses
    vivo roses 3 месяца назад

    Black holes are actually invisible

  • Athena
    Athena 3 месяца назад

    So there is something darker than black

  • Mr X
    Mr X 3 месяца назад

    I'ma.... I'm geeking out so much right now.

  • Luka Dragovic
    Luka Dragovic 3 месяца назад

    ... and a 28 yr old me would be really happy about this!

  • Septian Rifaldy
    Septian Rifaldy 3 месяца назад

    that frosted tips should be vantablacked

  • Aznee
    Aznee 3 месяца назад

    Wanna know what else is that dark?

    My future

  • Djentleman
    Djentleman 4 месяца назад

    I see a red door and I wanted painted black

  • Ethan Nhan
    Ethan Nhan 4 месяца назад

    3:28 I know how exactly how your 16 year old self feels. Nice clever joke

  • Dalton Love
    Dalton Love 4 месяца назад

    That would be the only color i owned

  • TravisDude911
    TravisDude911 4 месяца назад

    You can't see a black hole.

  • Casual Basket
    Casual Basket 4 месяца назад

    It looks... velvety?

  • darwis tresno
    darwis tresno 4 месяца назад

    so this is what Salamanders space marine chapter skin colour looks like

  • V Narayanan
    V Narayanan 4 месяца назад

    My future gives this stuff a run for its money.

  • Kamui Dimension08
    Kamui Dimension08 4 месяца назад

    Does it also absorbs radio waves?

  • Utopia Subliminals
    Utopia Subliminals 4 месяца назад


  • Checometer
    Checometer 4 месяца назад

    I'm going to get a suit of this stuff and become a hero and/or villain.
    My name shall be
    It's horrible, I know.

  • Checometer
    Checometer 4 месяца назад

    So that's how ninjas do it.

    GAN ZHONG YI GAN 4 месяца назад

    That means I can camoflauge with vantablack coated clothing!(if i had vantablack)

      GAN ZHONG YI GAN 4 месяца назад

      So a black hole is black or invisible?As it absorbs light rather than reflecting.

  • Blaze the Dragon
    Blaze the Dragon 4 месяца назад

    Now we can make a Mr. Game & Watch costume.

  • mynamejeff
    mynamejeff 4 месяца назад

    Necrozma is that you?

  • raid89100
    raid89100 4 месяца назад


  • michael
    michael 4 месяца назад

    You wore black dresses when you were 16?

  • Mark Isler
    Mark Isler 4 месяца назад

    I’m superblack

  • zoolapin
    zoolapin 4 месяца назад

    try not to headbang

  • E-Dog777 !!!
    E-Dog777 !!! 4 месяца назад

    I’m just thinking what playing laser tag would be like.

  • The Otaku King
    The Otaku King 4 месяца назад

    Now you can cosplay as mr. Game and Watch

  • Milan Meiland
    Milan Meiland 4 месяца назад

    Imagine covering a room with this stuff and put a lamp inside of it... would you even see the light?
    I guess you could see it from the lamp itself but not seeing light reflect from walls and object is kind of strange...

  • Vaibhav Verma
    Vaibhav Verma 4 месяца назад

    Not as black my ex-girlfriend heart's

  • Ziad Attia
    Ziad Attia 4 месяца назад

    bro it looks edited😂

  • Toxic Singed Main
    Toxic Singed Main 4 месяца назад

    That "Two" at 0:50 is the funniest thing i've seen all day