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2014-04-23 23:09:38

WILD has expanded its Colors from Nature™ portfolio with Spirulina, a color derived from microalgae for blue and green shades while continuing to offer its original fruit-derived Natural Blue Color. Zug, Switzerland (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 WILD Flavors GmbH remains the premier source for naturally derived blue and green colors. WILD’s line of natural colors offers alternatives to the FD&C colors currently used in many food and beverage applications. With Colors From Nature™,...

New Clues To The Mystery Behind The Maya Blue Formula
2013-04-02 12:34:38

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology [ Watch The Video Searching to Rediscover the Mysterious Maya Blue Formula ] The recipe and process for preparing Maya Blue, a highly-resistant pigment used for centuries in Mesoamerica, were lost. We know that the ingredients are a plant dye, indigo, and a type of clay known as palygorskite, but scientists do not know how they were 'cooked' and combined together. Now, a team of chemists from the University of Valencia and the...

2013-02-20 15:08:20

A bright blue pigment used 5,000 years ago is giving modern scientists clues toward the development of new nanomaterials with potential uses in state-of-the-art medical imaging devices, remote controls for televisions, security inks and other technology. That's the conclusion of an article on the pigment, Egyptian blue, in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Tina T. Salguero and colleagues point out that Egyptian blue, regarded as humanity's first artificial pigment, was used in...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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