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Leonardo Da Vinci mystery to stay hidden

The hunt for a long lost Da Vinci masterpiece beneath a fresco in Florence has been called off. Often likened to Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”, the …

Was Da Vinci in The Last Supper ?

Did Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci paint his likeness in to one of his most famous paintings ? Art expert Ross King believes that Da Vinci used …

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 [...]

Da Vinci anatomical drawings go on display

A new exhibition will showcase Leonardo Da Vinci’s remarkably accurate drawings of the human body. Da Vinci made thousands of pages worth of notes and…

11 Cool bridges from around the world

1. The Moses Bridge, Neverthlands Designed by architecture group RO & AD, The Moses Bridge is constructed out of Accoya wood, a hi-tech wood that is supposedly harder and more durable than some of the best tropical woods. It is treated with a nontoxic anti-fungal coating to maintain its split-the-water functionality. 2. Da Vinci Bridge, Norway A bridge [...]

The Handbag Designed by Leonardo da Vinci

For the ultimate retro look, get Leonardo da Vinci’s handbag. It’s a modern leather purse from the fashion house Ghrardini that is based on a design sketched by Leonardo in the Codex Atlanticus, a collection of his notes and drawings. At the link, you can watch a video of an artisan assembling one. Link -via American [...]

Are there animals hidden in the Mona Lisa ?

Artist Ron Piccirillo believes he has uncovered one of the famous painting’s many secrets. Leonardo Da Vinci’s most well known and celebrated masterpi…

Surgical Robot Peels a Grape

(Video Link) We’ve seen the revolutionary Da Vinci Surgical System do amazingly precise movements before, including folding paper airplanes and playing Operation. In this video, surgeons at Southmead Hospital in the UK demonstrated its ability to make delicate cuts by peeling a grape. So far, there are only 1,032 Da Vinci robots in service around the [...]

Da Vinci painting worth £120 million

A painting that was sold for £45 was later found to be by Da Vinci and is now worth £120 million. Entitled Salvator Mundi or “Saviour of the World”, t…

The Last Fiesta

Chris Parks painted and arranged twelve skateboards that depict Jesus and his disciples from Da Vinci’s The Last Supper as Mexican wrestlers. Naturally, the Eucharistic elements are a taco and a Corona beer. You can see several detailed photos at the link. Link via Nerdcore If you liked this, be sure to check out Jeremy Barker’s massive [...]