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Sketches from Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook: The Large Hadron Collider

You may already know about Leonardo da Vinci’s submarine design, or his sketches for helicopters, parachutes and airplanes. But you not have seen his plan for a compact muon solenoid detector, almost identical to the one now used by CERN in its Large Hadron Collider. That, at least, is the idea behind this drawing by [...]

‘Fluid cloak’ for stealth submarines

A new approach to submarine design could help to keep them hidden from detection by enemies. The concept involves a “fluid cloak”, channelling water a…