Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Gray Lensman
by E.E. 'Doc' Smith

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Traversable Wormholes And Time Machines May Not Be Usable
   According to a new paper by physics researchers by Roman Buniy and Stephen Hsu, traversable wormholes and time machines cannot be both stable and predictable.

Femtosecond Laser Pulse Turns Metals Pitch Black
   Remarkable process creates a perfectly black finish without paints or other coatings.

Carbon Nanotube Blackness Blacker Than Black
   Absorbs 99.9 percent of incident light, and good enough for Zaphod Beeblebrox - maybe.

New Black From NASA Uses Nanotubes
   This new material is blacker than black paint.

Blacker-Than-Black Corrugated Metamaterials
   This idea also fascinates sf authors; can you think of sfnal materials that are darker than black?

NASA's Super-Black Now Even Blacker
   'Our material is darn near perfect across multiple wavelength bands, from the ultraviolet to the far infrared.'

Army Wants Black Blacker Than Black
   'Well, we have a black coating now thatís ninety-nine percent absorptive...'- Doc Smith, 1940.

Vantablack Is Blacker Than Your Black
   'Well, we have a black coating now thatís ninety-nine percent absorptive...'- Dpc Smith, 1934.

Blackest Black? New Disordered Nanostructured Material
   'Well, we have a black coating now thatís ninety-nine percent absorptive...' - Doc Smith, 1934.

Vantablack Now IMMEASURABLY Black
   'a black coating now thatís ninety-nine percent absorptive...' - Doc Smith, 1934.

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Zephyr Solar-Electric Stratospheric Drone
re: E.B. White
(9/9/2019)

Robot Hummingbird Hovers Biomimetically
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(9/7/2019)

Harvest Water From Air With Sunlight
re: George Lucas
(9/5/2019)

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