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Engineer Discovers Something Amazing In Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles'

Never assume that Leonardo Da Vinci’s doodles are meaningless. That, at least, is the takeaway of a new study out of the University of Cambridge, which shows that a page of Leonardo’s scribbled notes from 1493 — previously dismissed as “irrelevant” by art historians — is actually the first written demonstration of the laws of friction. More »      

Da Vinci’s ‘irrelevant’ doodles actually contain his most revolutionary physics discovery

Until now, art historians dismissed some doodles in Da Vinci’s notebooks as “irrelevant.” But a new study from Ian Hutchings, a professor at the University of Cambridge, shows that one page of these scribbles from 1493 actually contained...Show More Summary

Engineer Discovers Something Amazing in Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles'

Never assume that Leonardo Da Vinci’s doodles are meaningless. That, at least, is the takeaway of a new study out of the University of Cambridge, which shows that a page of Leonardo’s scribbled notes from 1493—previously dismissed as “irrelevant” by art historians—is actually the first written demonstration of the laws of friction. Read more...

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Madonna of the Carnation, Frame Leonardo da Vinci Alte Pinakothek, Munich August, 2015

XYZprinting reveals da Vinci 3D Pen

3D printing is one particular niche market that has its fair share of fans, and it does not look as though the hobbyists who are furthering this particular cause are about to back off anytime soon. In fact, it looks as though the home 3D printing market is going to continue ahead with a boom, and there will be many different kinds of tools that continue to surface from time...

Leonardo da Vinci's Scuba Suit

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Tama66) In the early 16th Century, the brilliant Leonardo da Vinci was in Venice. That wealthy city was in dire straits, as its navy had been badly defeated by the Ottoman Empire. There was serious reason to think that the city itself might fall to the Turks. Show More Summary

Leonardo da Vinci Designed a Nightmare Scuba Suit

If da Vinci had his way, we'd all be swimming in these. (Photo: Tama66/CC0) Look at that cloth monstrosity above. Was it designed by an irradiated walrus? A hypochondriac Cthulhu? The creators of an upcoming swamp-themed Fallout sequel? Despite...Show More Summary

Kansas City Maker Faire: Lawn da Vinci is the Droid You’re Looking For

Summer is now in full swing, which means that mowing the lawn once a week is starting to get old. So why not build a robot do it for you? That’s what [Blake Hodgson] did, and he’s never been happier. It only took him a couple of weeks...Show More Summary

Little Old Lady Gives Possible Da Vinci Sketch To Expert For Authentication – And He Makes Off With It

“The drawing was given to the [octogenarian] by her father, an antiquarian in the center of Bordeaux, and had been in her possession for several years. … The supposed expert, with the sketch in tow, vanished quickly thereafter, but not before liquidating his company and leaving no trace of his whereabouts.”

Leonardo Da Vinci Was a Wedding Planner

(Illustration: Bob Eckstein) It is Las Vegas, of all places, which shines a light on one of history’s greatest genius’ lesser known talents. At an elaborate exhibition at the Venetian (Las Vegas, that is) the show announces, “Leonardo...Show More Summary

XYZprinting releases a $50 3D printing pen

Probably could have seen this one coming from a mile away. XYZprinting, the Taiwanese company that’s made a name for itself with its user-friendly and reasonably priced da Vinci line, is branching out into the free-drawing 3D pen space popularized by the Wobbleworks, the company behind the 3Doodler. Show More Summary

Louvre Releases An App So You Can Find Your Way Through The Place

“This month the Louvre introduced a geo-locator application for multimedia devices that can instantly calculate a path through the museum from da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa. The app is a key part of a 53.5 million euro, or $59 million, project to make the museum more user-friendly and accessible […]

kiszkiloszki: Modern times Leo da Vinci. Part 1.Throwback...

2 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

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Serena Williams Wins, Lines Up Kuznetsova Monday; CoCo Hot at Wimbledon

2 weeks agoSports / Tennis : Tennis X

"Coco is a great player, especially on this surface," Vinci said. "She is so strong on the serve. She was hitting 114, 115 [miles an hour].

Coco Vandeweghe sweeps aside Roberta Vinci to march into Wimbledon round four

American Coco Vandeweghe powered into the fourth round in front of a packed Wimbledon Centre Court crowd on People's Sunday.

The Tiny Detail You May Have Missed In Da Vinci's Last Supper

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" captures the moment that Jesus Christ revealed that one of his friends would betray him, an act that ultimately led to his death. Every inch of this iconic Renaissance image has been studied by art...Show More Summary

Brightly-colored 3D printer takes additive manufacturing to school

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The da Vinci miniMaker is an education-focused 3D printer that's aimed at encouraging the next generation of designers and engineers to get to grips with additive manufacturing. XYZ Printing has married beginner-friendly features and...Show More Summary

Man hand-builds awesome amusement park that's inspired by nature (Video)

Shades of Leonardo da Vinci show up in this imaginative "ecological park" in Italy that features hand-crafted kinetic structures to play on.

2 Qualities Larry Page, Henry Ford, and Leonardo da Vinci Have in Common

Many successful entrepreneurs and inventors shared a similar path to become masters of their craft.

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