Blue has been described lovingly through the ages — rare, heavenly, and the “color of transcendence”. But for most of human history, this lovely color didn’t translate well into pigment; blue pigments were prone to fading and rather toxic. However, that has all changed with the creation of YInMn. It is a luminous, vivid blue pigment that doesn’t fade, reflects heat, and is more stable than any other blue pigment ever created by humans.
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Kai Cheng’s professor had a brilliant scheme. In his first lecture, he promised that each lecture would feature a “Lie of the Day”. But why? It made his students more attentive and analytical, poring over every detail of his lecture and making sense of why things were true. It was such a powerful teaching method that his students digested his most technical lectures quite easily because they tried so hard to catch his lie. The kicker? There was no lie in that first lecture; he had lied about that too! Read full article here