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MIT Invents ‘Blackest Black’ Even Blacker Than Anish Kapoor’s ‘Vantablack’

The “world’s most brilliant” material being covered with the ultrablack material for an art exhibit at the New York Stock Exchange. Image via R. Capanna, A. Berlato, and A. Pinato / MIT

Anish Kapoor provoked the art world when he obtained all rights to ‘Vantablack’, the world’s blackest black pigment that traps most light, in 2016. Thankfully, those drawn to the enigmatic shade can revel in its shadow for a bit; there’s an open-source version created as an F-you to Kapoor, and recently, BMW unveiled a car painted with an extension of ‘Vantablack’.

More good news: the blackest black might be more accessible soon. In fact, it’s even darker than the pigment that Kapoor has been keeping so close to his chest. Engineers at MIT have invented a material that purportedly reflects “10 times less light than all other superblack materials,” ‘Vantablack’ included.

The team developed the material from vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes, which are carbon filaments that are microscopic in size. Akin to a “fuzzy forest of tiny trees,” the material was cultivated on a surface of chlorine-etched aluminium foil.

While ‘Vantablack’, the previous record-holder for the “blackest black” in the world, is able to capture 99.965-percent of light, the new material—which doesn’t have a cool name yet—is able to absorb “at least” 99.995-percent of incoming light.

Brian Wardle, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, described in a blog post that while the material is currently “10 times blacker” than other ultrablack pigments, “I think the blackest black is a constantly moving target. Someone will find a blacker material, and eventually we’ll understand all the underlying mechanisms, and will be able to properly engineer the ultimate black.”

The material, thankfully, isn’t as exclusive as ‘Vantablack’, at least in the research community. MIT has provided a sample to astrophysicist and Nobel laureate John Mather, who is working on a black shade to block stray light from interfering with telescope lenses.

Those in New York can also have a glimpse of the black material at the New York Stock Exchange, where The Redemption of Vanity art exhibit is being displayed. The show is a collaboration between Diemut Strebe, artist-in-residence at MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology, and the MIT engineers who developed the material.

The exhibit showcases a US$2 million 16.78 carat yellow diamond—the “most brilliant material on earth”—being coated in the superblack material and therefore losing its sheen, making it seem as though the gem has disappeared.

[via Gizmodo, cover image via R. Capanna, A. Berlato, and A. Pinato / MIT]

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Google Earth Image Leads To 22-Year Missing Persons Case Being Solved

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Who would’ve thought a simple Google search could end up solving a missing persons case of 22 years?

A former resident of Moon Bay in Wellington, Florida did not expect to be the one to solve this mystery when he ran a Google search on 28 August 2019.

The BBC reported that the man looked up his old neighborhood on Google and noticed something odd. He saw a car appearing to be submerged in a lake in one of the Google Earth satellite images.

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When authorities took over the matter, they found skeletal remains of William Moldt, a Florida man who went missing in 1997 at the age of 40, inside the vehicle.

The man who spotted the vehicle in the image contacted the current owner of the home, who then used his personal drone to confirm the sighting of the white car on the edge of the pond behind his house. He subsequently informed the sheriff’s office who dispatched deputies to the spot.

They found the white sedan’s exterior to be “heavily calcified” with Mr Moldt’s remains inside.

Charley Project, an online database of cold cases in the US, reported that the “vehicle had plainly (been) visible on a Google Earth satellite photo of the area since 2007, but apparently no one had noticed it until 2019.”

It has been discovered through the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System that Mr Moldt went to a nightclub in November 1997 and did not appear intoxicated when he left alone before midnight.

Later that night, he informed his girlfriend from the club saying that he would soon return to their home in Lantana, Florida.

At the time of Mr Moldt’s disappearance, the subdivision was under construction but the pond was still there.

Palm Beach County’s sheriff office told the BBC that Mr Moldt could have lost control of his vehicle and driven into the pond.

Barry Fay was the man who found the car, and he told The Palm Beach Post that he did not notice anything from the shoreline.

Mr Fay mentioned to the newspaper, “Never did I believe there would be a 22-year-old dead body.”

Since the discovery, Mr Moldt’s family has been notified about his remains.

Google Earth and a personal drone uncovered the remains of a missing person since 1997.

— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) September 12, 2019

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Kim Kardashian Reveals Cellphone Secret About A Ranch During Jimmy Fallon’s Show

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On the recent The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Kim Kardashian had to reveal her cellphone secrets along with the host.

When it was Kardashian’s turn to display her latest text with her husband Kanye West, the text revealed that the couple just bought a luxurious Wyoming ranch that cost them US$14 million.

Kanye West shared a picture of the ranch and a lovey dovey message calling it “the first ranch in our family” and that it would “mean so much” in half a century’s time, according to Huffpost.

Though Kardashian previously told Vogue Arabia that she wouldn’t mind living in Wyoming in ten years’ time, she has since changed her mind. On the show, she clarified that she would only be on the ranch for the summer and weekends.

Kardashian would probably be spending most of her time in Los Angeles. Having more than one house certainly increases one’s options.

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Kanye West’s Version Of Crocs Has Streetwear Lovers Feeling Unyeezy

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Kanye West’s latest Yeezy shoes are quite the head-scratcher.

In images shared by fan account Yeezy Mafia, the new shoes dubbed the ‘Foam Runner’ have quite an unusual design, nothing like West has created before. The slip-on footwear features a clog-like appearance and perforated uppers.

Twitter users have been quick to voice what they feel about the unique silhouette, with many likening it to your typical Crocs. The new kicks were immediately labeled “Yeezy Crocs” by many internet users.

Other users who have mocked the design say it is akin to “3D-printed sh*t.” Would you cop these?


— YEEZY MAFIA (@theyeezymafia) September 12, 2019

It’s Just a piece of 3D printed shit

— ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ (@A75419509) September 12, 2019

The Yeezy Croc

— Retail or Resell (@RetailorResell) September 12, 2019

These Yeezy Crocs are ugly monster looking shoes. They look like a Crocodile chewed on them then spit them out.

— Carla Wants Poetic Justice (@Carla32189368) September 12, 2019

Posty Crocs, Yeezy Crocs, King of Country Crocs. #trendsetter

— Peggy (@HoYeahPeggy) September 12, 2019

New Yeezy Foam Runners look good.

— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) September 12, 2019

Kanye really made Yeezy crocs. The Yocs.

— joe (@JoeJoeColes) September 12, 2019

I can’t wait to be able to walk around in public in my regular $19.99 crocs and point and laugh at everyone wearing $399.99 Yeezy-Crocs.

— RynoWithTheDadBod (@DadBodRyno) September 12, 2019

Twitter: Those Yeezy Crocs Are Ugly Af

The Same Twitter On Release Day:

— Elijha 🇯🇲 (@influencedyou_) September 12, 2019

You vs. The Guy She Tells You Not To Worry About

— X (@XLNB) September 12, 2019

Bro Yeezy crocs Lmfaoooo he’s just older and tired and wants comfortable ass shoes

— La blanquita (@Msginafla) September 12, 2019

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Demi Moore Poses Completely Nude For Harper’s Bazaar Magazine Cover

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Wearing only her alluring smile, Demi Moore strips down for the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

Moore, aged 56, posed naked for the cover with only an oversize pink hat and a diamond bracelet. She posted the photo on Instagram with the caption, “Baring all for the October issue of @harpersbazaarus.”

The cover also features headlines such as “Be Your Best at Every Age” and “Look Better Naked.”

The “bare-skinned” star spoke to Lena Dunham, who was invited to interview Moore for the accompanying story. She revealed details about her mother and father’s addiction troubles as well as her own in the tell-all.

Moore recounted “using my fingers, the small fingers of a child,” to extract the pills her mother had attempted to swallow from her mouth, and her father telling her what to do.

“Something very deep inside me shifted then… my childhood was over,” she added.

Moore unveiled parts of her life that were stored private for years in the story. Her memoir Inside Out, which will be out on 24 September, will explore further details of her life thus far.

This isn’t the first time Moore has posed nude for a magazine. The actress previously went naked while seven months pregnant for the famous cover of Vanity Fair magazine in 1991.

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Baring all for the October issue of @harpersbazaarus 💗 Photos by @marianovivanco.

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[via Page Six, image via Harper’s Bazaar]

Saturn Shines Bright Like A Diamond In Spectacular NASA Hubble Portrait

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Saturn has always been known for its beautiful rings that stand out in the solar system. The Hubble Space Telescope has developed a stunning portrait of the planet, accentuating its rings and changing things up from previous images.

Hubble is a result of the partnership between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). Both agencies unveiled the portrait to the public on Thursday this week.

ESA called the new image “a magnificent view of its bright icy structure,” and NASA said the portrait has managed to provide an “unprecedented clarity” that is usually only seen by pictures taken by a NASA spacecraft.

Scientists will be using the spectacular portrait to observe the changes in Saturn over time. Meanwhile, the general public can stare in awe at the natural wonder.

On 20 June, #Hubble observed #Saturn, during its closest approach to Earth this year. The image was taken during summer in the planet’s northern hemisphere.
Credit: @NASA , @ESA , A. Simon (GSFC) and the OPAL Team

— HUBBLE (@HUBBLE_space) September 12, 2019

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YouTuber Pranks Food Delivery App By Selling Microwave Meals To Customers

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A YouTuber has successfully tricked a food delivery app into letting him serve microwave meals to customers.

YouTuber Josh Pieters, known for his pranks, launched a fake Italian restaurant through UK-based delivery app Deliveroo.

“Would Deliveroo allow me to sell microwave meals?” he questioned, so he got to testing the idea out.

His video shows his team setting up a restaurant called “The Italian Stallion,” and then creating a website with a downloaded photo of television personality Gemma Collins as the eatery’s supposed head chef.

They also left a few hints in their self-taken product photos, including AirPods disguised as feta cheese.

In the video, Pieters also mentioned that he called Deliveroo to enquire about a hygiene inspection, but a representative told him that he could just operate the business without being issued a hygiene rating.

After “The Italian Stallion” went live on the app, orders began pouring in when Pieters applied a 40-percent discount to the meals.

He and his friend Archie Manners then repeatedly visited the nearby supermarket Waitrose to purchase microwavable food ordered by customers, and then heated up the meals and brought them to delivery personnel.

They made over £100 (US$124.05) in total but gave all the money back to the customers, adding a note in their meals that it was a prank.

Pieters also highlighted in his experiment that he only set out to take advantage of the loopholes in the app instead of exposing Deliveroo to the public.

He hasn’t heard a response from Deliveroo yet, except from customers telling him that the food was amazing.

Check out the prank in the video below.

[via Insider, TIME opening image via Shutterstock]

Hillary Clinton Reads 60,000 Emails After Artist Printed Them For Art Exhibit

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Former senator Hillary Clinton found some time to visit art exhibitions during the Venice Biennale. Out of the many shows, she found one that interest her. That art show was called HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails.

True to its name, the presentation comprised of purportedly the entire collection of her leaked emails published by WikiLeaks. There were over 60,000 pages of emails downloaded and printed by artist and poet, Kenneth Goldsmith.

Though a Clinton representative informed Goldsmith of the upcoming visit by Hillary Clinton herself, he did not take it seriously. That was, until he saw her in person at the exhibit. Goldsmith told Artnet that “never in a million years” did he think she would attend.

Clinton went ahead and spent a full hour at the exhibition on Tuesday, with a guided tour by members of the curatorial team Francesco Urbano Ragazzi.

She ironically sat at a replica of the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk, reading through her own emails. She called them “boring” and claimed that the exhibition proved there was “nothing wrong” in her emails.

Clinton also tweeted about the visit with a joke, “Someone alert the House GOP.”

In the 2016 US elections, Hillary Clinton’s emails became a huge point of controversy as candidates from both the Democrat and Republican side accused her of using an unsecured private server to send incriminating emails.

Goldsmith enjoyed having Clinton at the show, calling it a completion of the circle that “fulfills the proposition.”

Found my emails at the Venice Biennale. Someone alert the House GOP.

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 12, 2019

Hillary Clinton spent an hour yesterday reading her emails at my exhibition of all 62,000 pages of them in Venice. She is pictured here at a replica of the Oval Office Resolute Desk, stacked with her emails.

— Kenneth Goldsmith (@kg_ubu) September 11, 2019

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Banksy Had Plans To Tweak His Brexit Art But It Vanished Before He Got To It

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Banksy’s mural in Dover, believed to be a commentary on Brexit ,was wiped out late last month. The street artist painted the work, which depicts a man on a ladder removing a star from the EU flag, in May 2017.

The star that was being chipped off supposedly represented Britain when it was voted to exit the EU. The painting, located on the side of the Castle Amusements building, was completely washed in white on 25 August 2019.

On Thursday, the elusive artist took to Instagram to address the removal, writing, “Oh. I had planned that on the day of Brexit I was going to change the piece in Dover to this… But seems they’ve painted over it. Nevermind. I guess a big white flag says it just as well.”

The takedown of the mural sparked a reaction from former local MP Charlie Elphicke, who directed his anger to Historic England, the public body in charge of preserving the country’s landmarks in England.

Elphicke declared his disappointment on Twitter with a post that stated, “Very disappointed by the disappearance of the Dover Banksy. A culturally iconic statement on our times. We asked Historic England to use their powers to protect this work but they refused. This is the result. They should hang their heads in shame.”

John Brandler, who purchased Banksy’s 2018 Season’s Greeting mural that appeared in Wales, also shared his anger over the incident. He told Kent Online that he was “flabbergasted” as it was a “famous” piece being displayed on articles and television programs when Brexit was mentioned.

Brandler also claimed that it was “an act of sacrilege to destroy it,” and that Banksy was not going to “give the people of Dover a second bite of the cherry.”

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. Oh. I had planned that on the day of Brexit I was going to change the piece in Dover to this.. But seems they’ve painted over it. Nevermind. I guess a big white flag says it just as well.

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Very disappointed by the disappearance of the Dover Banksy. A culturally iconic statement on our times. We asked Historic England to se their powers to protect this work but they refused. This is the result. They should hang their heads in shame.

— Charlie Elphicke (@CharlieElphicke) August 26, 2019

Demi Lovato’s Electrifying Neon Green Hair Is Giving Fans A ‘Heart Attack’

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Demi Lovato debuted an astonishing new hair color: highlighter green.

The singer flaunted her new green dip-dyed tips on her Instagram story, where she also sported a short bob. “In case some of you forgot, green hair!” Lovato wrote.

Her dramatic green hair now matches her current manicure, a combination of nude and neon green in geometric shapes.

Lovato is no stranger when it comes to experimenting with hair colors. She has been photographed in blue, red and blonde hair when she walked the red carpet in previous years.

Demi Lovato gives a sneak peek of her bright green hair on her Instagram story👀💚

— PopBuzz (@popbuzz) September 12, 2019

this hair colour looks gorgeous on her 😍😍😍😍 #DemiLovato #Lovatics

— mn. 🏳️‍🌈 (@MehlikaNisa) September 11, 2019

Demi Lovato’s new hair. ✨

— Demi Lovato Charts (@dlcharts) September 9, 2019

Celebrity Phases
Demi Lovato
Rt for Blue Hair
Fav for Red Hair

— Celebrity Phases (@CelebPhases) December 22, 2013

Demi Lovato with blonde hair 😍

— DAILY CELEBZ (@beautifulcelebz) July 23, 2018

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How Croissants Are Baked In A Factory Will Make Your Mouth Water

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It’s hard to say no to a croissant, with its flaky, airy crust and that pillowy interior with pockets of melted butter filling its spaces. It’s how you know you’ll have a good morning.

Brioche Pasquier started as a small family bakery in the small village of Cerqueux in the West of France when it opened in 1936, but now has 18 factories around the world. Its Etoile sur Rhone, France facility alone bakes 336,000 croissants a day, according to British Baker.

For BBC Two’s Inside the Factory documentary, television presenter Gregg Wallace paid the factory a visit to watch how it prepares its croissants.

Firstly, a starter dough and yeast are dropped into a massive mixing bowl. Ice is added to keep the dough cold, before flour, oil and sugar are poured into the mix. Once the dough is well-combined, it is left to rest before being gently massaged by a machine; over-kneading it would make the pastry lose elasticity.

Then comes the mouthwatering bit. A layer of butter slides over the dough, which is later folded several times to create multiple layers. The sheets are then stacked and cut into smaller triangles to be rolled into crescents.

The clip shows the unbaked croissants rising to 150-percent their original size, before being sprayed with water and milk protein for gloss and color and going into the oven. Magic.

You can watch the process below, but fair warning: don’t play the video in the wee hours when the hunger pangs are known to strike.

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IKEA’s Soothing ASMR Is A Satisfying Way To Help You Snooze Through The Night

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Aside from providing you with the right furniture, IKEA is also working to ensure you have a good night’s rest.

In celebration of Festival of Sleep—a 12-day campaign created to ensure Australians sleep well at night—IKEA Australia has launched its own rendition of an ASMR video on YouTube. The video titled IKEA Slow TV follows a 14-day livestream of a ship traveling from Asia to Australia.

While the vessel floats through the ocean, hosts of IKEA’s sleep podcast Kent and Sara Ericsson read off IKEA’s 2020 catalog.

Having quality sleep is “vital for helping you make the most of your waking hours,” Kent announces in the video. “See what slumber has in store for you,” he continues.

Kent then reads through the different IKEA products found in the catalog, from bed frames to shelving units.

Pretty sure you’ll be dreaming of IKEA products tonight.

[via Mashable, opening image via Shutterstock]

Kim Kardashian Frees Both Nipples In Slinky Top For Jimmy Fallon’s Show

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Kim Kardashian made the bold decision to free her nipples the day she made a guest appearance at Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show.

The reality television star went braless that day, pairing her black skin-tight leather pants and sandals with a very sheer top. So sheer that it exposed her nipples, as seen from paparazzi images online.

Her top, however, wasn’t as translucent when she finally appeared on Fallon’s show, and of course, she looked stunning with nude lips and her hair slicked back into a bun.

#KimKardashian sets pulses racing as she wears see-through top to Tonight Show
She headed out for her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in a sheer top that left little to the imagination

— Social Media Stars (@365SMSTARS) September 12, 2019

Kim Kardashian sets pulses racing as she wears see-through top to Tonight Show

— GWP DIGITAL (@DigitalGwp) September 12, 2019

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