blacker than black

NASA has recently had a breakthrough with some new developments in nanotechnology.   Carbon nanotubes are used in all sorts of devices and are most commonly known to the public through carbon fiber tennis rackets and bike frames.  NASA has improved upon nanotubes by using a process called atomic layer disposition.  This allows for the nanotubes to be grown into three- dimensional shapes which translates to creating some very detailed and intricate parts.  Check out the many uses of nanotubes in the video below:

In conclusion, these new and improved nanotubes will give NASA the ability to build more sensitive instruments without having to increase the overall size of the instrument.  Do you want to read more of the story?  Check out NASA’s official site for more information.