Latest Prussian blue Stories

2009-12-14 12:24:57

A team of researchers from the Astrobiology Centre (INTA-CSIC) has shown that hydrogen cyanide, urea and other substances considered essential to the formation of the most basic biological molecules can be obtained from the salt Prussian blue. In order to carry out this study, published in the journal Chemistry & Biodiversity, the scientists recreated the chemical conditions of the early Earth. "We have shown that when Prussian blue is dissolved in ammoniac solutions it produces hydrogen...

2009-11-17 08:04:55

An accidental discovery in a laboratory at Oregon State University has apparently solved a quest that over thousands of years has absorbed the energies of ancient Egyptians, the Han dynasty in China, Mayan cultures and more "“ the creation of a near-perfect blue pigment. Through much of recorded human history, people around the world have sought inorganic compounds that could be used to paint things blue, often with limited success. Most had environmental or durability issues. Cobalt...

2009-09-22 07:10:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- America's greatest fears become reality in John Davis' "Prussian Blue," published by iUniverse. The novel is set in the near future as President Barack Obama begins the withdrawal of American military troops from the Middle East, however, tragedy strikes and threats of WWIII put the country's safety at risk. It is October 2010 and the withdrawal of American forces is well underway when radical Islamic groups from Iran and Saudi Arabia destroy a...

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