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Matte Black Tunnel

Matte Black painted tunnel on exit from underground carpark
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I frequently see cars leaving a large shopping center near me, from the well lit underground carpark, at night, and entering the brightly lit highway. Their lights are off. They don't know.

The tunnel from such an underground shopping center to the surface should be matte black painted with only cats eyes for light. This would remind drivers to turn on their lights.

vincevincevince, Jan 17 2008

"10 years old and it's still the bollox" http://www.youtube....watch?v=RB7qCyDbEiE
"fuck i was smokin salvia while watchin this i was trippin balls" [theleopard, Jan 17 2008]


       Maybe some slight ambient light so pedestrians can see?
Jinbish, Jan 17 2008

       Sp: Matte; "Matt Black" is apparently the name of both a British DJ and a California photographer.
csea, Jan 17 2008

       If it were giant, would it still be nano?
Jinbish, Jan 17 2008

       Having seen the frankly intimidating, strobe-like visuals at a Coldcut gig, I can safely say that a Matt Black Tunnel would not be conducive to safe driving.
theleopard, Jan 17 2008

       // would it be like looking at a rip in space? //   

       No, rips in space look quite different.   

       // from the light energy it would collect but not release? //   

       Durrrr ..... it gets hot ........ duuurrrrr ...... photons are comverted into thermal energy ....... it's a perfect black-body absorber, that's all.
8th of 7, Jan 17 2008


       Conduction, Convection and Radiation. If an object is a perfect black body absorber then it doesn't re-emit radiation. All photons which strike it are converted into thermal energy.   

       However, if it is in an atmosphere, it can lose energy again by Conduction and Convection. When it's suspended in a vacuum, that's when things become more interesting.......
8th of 7, Jan 17 2008

       // complete energy trap //   

       That's known as an "ex-wife".
8th of 7, Jan 17 2008

       or "ex-husband" - dead, thank god!   

       I'd quite like to graffiti his stone (if he had one) any suggestions? the nastier the better.   

       love the category!
po, Jan 17 2008

       //love the category!// oops, thanks
vincevincevince, Jan 17 2008

       If there were a black felt drape hung across the exit, cars would turn on their lights in hopes of seeing into what was apparently an impenetrable darkness.
bungston, Jan 18 2008

       Could work [bungston]... but the felt might catch on cars etc. as they drive through it. Main idea is to make them feel it's dark and they need to turn on their lights. Otherwise, they end up on a fully lit highway where they don't notice, and end up being a real hazard.
vincevincevince, Jan 18 2008

       <Wump, wump. "That was weird. Was that one of those new custard-filled speed bumps?"
"I dunno, I didn't have the lights on.">
Canuck, Jan 18 2008


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