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A Black Blacker Than Black: Vantablack has Been Outdone By MIT Scientists... By Accident

You might think you know black... But you don't know Black. Vantablack took the world by storm when it was shown to be the most light absorbent material ever created. It absorbs 99.96% of light, and was recently used by BMW to advertise a Vantablack covered SUV using nanotechnology to adhere the substance to the car. 

But MIT was not to be outdone, and created the darkest substance ever found, though their feat was unintentional. Now they have put their discovery on display, in one of the most incredible exhibits possible.

MIT Scientists created a substance blacker than vantablack and coated the brightest substance in the world to prove it
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trending news homeschooled indian teenager MIT scholarship malvika joshi
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The notable accomplishments of seventeen-year-old Malvika Raj Joshi didn't end when she got a scholarship to MIT after having left school to be homeschooled, or "unschooled" as it's referred to in India. After years of hard work while homeschooling, she was noticed by MIT for having won three different metals (two silver and a bronze) in a Programming Oympiad contest against traditionally-schooled competitors.

However, if you read the coverage of her scholarship win as written by Indian newspaper "The Indian Express," her greater accomplishment is over the sexism and traditional social mores that plague that area.



So we wish Ms. Joshi good luck on her computer science studies at MIT, and GREATER luck fighting that uphill battle against the establishment.



Get yours, girl.


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The Copenhagen Wheel developed at MIT learns how you pedal and integrates seamlessly with your motion to make your riding a more enjoyable and effortless experience. Connect the wheel to your smart phone to monitor your activity and customize your ride.

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Excuse me, did your "Gangnam Style" video have an MIT professor dancing in a lecture hall? Or Noam Chomsky in it? Didn't think so.

Party on, Nerds!