Making blue isn’t easy. It’s poisonous, expensive or not durable. A new blue was recently discovered by accident, but it isn’t cheap because of the cost of indium:
In the intense heat, almost 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, the ingredients formed a crystal structure in which the manganese ions absorbed red and green wavelengths of light and reflected only blue.
I might ask for a little indium for Christmas.
Accidental Geography: Here’s your entertainment for the day. From door mats to clouds to a corn flake, maps everywhere. There’s a lot of Australia, including a wad of chewing gum in a German bathroom. Be on the lookout; it’s everywhere.
Spit it out: A new species of lizard was discovered in a very unique manner: it was coughed out by a snake in front of a researcher. It’s a cute little critter.
Posted in Animal World, It's life.
– December 3, 2009