Doubt it. I'm not buying the part about it being used to calibrate telescopes either. Any sensor could be exposed to an even deeper black by enclosing it's sensors in a steel box.
They don't mention calibration. They say it's to help reduce stray light.
Originally Posted by tgm1024
Any sensor could be exposed to an even deeper black by enclosing it's sensors in a steel box.
But then it wouldn't be able to see the object (eg. stars/the moon) that you're trying to view (if it's totally enclosed). eg. if you're' trying to view a faint, distant star/planet, but there's bits of stray light leaking into the telescope it won't be as good as if there is no stray light. They're saying the signal to noise ratio will be better. From the article: "your systems can see fainter objects further away, you improve the sensitivity and you improve the signal to noise ratio in these systems". Like if you want to see the stars it would be better where there aren't street lights.
Last edited by Joe Bloggs; 07-19-2014 at 01:36 AM.
No wonder its made of carbon, in the near future every technological break through will be made of carbon.
Take Graphene for example, very soon silicon will be a thing of the past and transistors will be smaller and faster.