Here is this week's three things.. Science and art, a good mix I think.
Have a good one.
1. Scientists invent a new blue
New colorants can be worth hundreds of millions to the labs who discover them. Professor Mas Subramanian's discovery of a new kind of blue pigment is a big deal. His blue, called YInMn (short for ytrrium, indium, and manganese) blue, is the first new inorganic blue pigment to have been discovered since cobalt blue 200 years ago.
2. A Cyborg stingray, the first Robot created from living tissue
Its skeleton is made of gold and its body, designed to copy the fins of a stingray, is covered in 200 000 odd living rat heart cells. Its gold skeletal structure is overlaid with a polymer made of rat heart cells that were genetically engineered to respond to light cues, prompting the fin movements that propel the robot through water.
This is by me, Pierre, each week I post three things that grabbed my attention, and that I like. You can also sign up for the newsletter version here