Colorists are probably bursting their buttons over this scientific mistake. An Oregon State chemist and his team were in search of a new material to be used in the electronics industry when they unsuccessfully superheated a mixture of manganese oxide with other compounds. Their disappointing results created something truly extraordinary. A shade of blue that is not only pleasing to the eye, but also is reflective, easy to produce, durable, safe and – because of its reflective properties – may even be energy efficient. How lucky! Even better, more colors may be on the horizon. I can’t wait to see the new colors that Mas Subramanian and his team accidentally discover. My only hope is that a creative person is added to their team. Only scientists would call a fantastic shade of blue “AYInMn Blue,” which is a total letdown.