A professor of materials science at Oregon State University, accidentally produced a new colour when his team tried creating new materials for electronics. After heating black manganese oxide and other chemicals to almost 2000°F, Mas Subramanian created a brand new blue pigment, naming it ‘YInMn.’
Artists and manufactures will be seeing a lot more of the new, non-toxic tint when it receives its official release later this year.
As exciting as that is, we can’t help but notice that this new colour, isn’t so fresh:
Cookie Monster, blue since 1966.
Blue Man Group, three times the blue.
The Blue Jay, not purple.
We found Dory, definitely blue.
That new colour seems to just be a recycling of what we’ve seen in the past. Alright we’re done.
(Featured image courtesy of Oregon State University)