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Students build one of Leonardo da Vinci's bridges — out of ice

One of Leonardo da Vinci's most stunning engineering plans is getting a decidedly chilly welcome to the modern world.<p>Students in the frigid …

October 18 1843: Revolted by mangled Shakespeare

In our judgment, the Tempest is a play rather for the closet than for the stage. The fatal objection to the Tempest, as an acting drama, is that it is not a play of the passions, but purely one of sentiment and of poetic fancy; it contains nothing to call forth the deepest emotions of the heart; it …

The Tempest

Laser Printing a Nanoscale Mona Lisa Could Revolutionize Reproduction Technology

The field of plasmonics has offered some pretty exciting technologies over the past few years, including improved photovoltaics, LEDs, and a host of …

Mona Lisa

New 3D printing process enables the blind to 'see' classic works of art

A 3D printing process transforms classical artwork like Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa into a tactile work of art, enabling blind people to experience …

You May Finally Be Able To Own A Van Gogh Painting

These hyper-realistic recreations will only cost you $3,500.<p>Unless you're raking in millions of dollars a year, the chances of you ever owning a real Vincent Van Gogh painting are slim.<p>That doesn't mean you're limited to a life of cheap, post-Impressionist posters, however.<p>Verus Art is putting 3-D …

Art

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired the Design of One of the Star Wars Planets

Frank Lloyd Wright's influence is vast, with its reach even finding a location as remote as a galaxy far, far away. Inhabitat picked this very apropos time to remind of the fact that Naboo, a planet that is featured prominently in the first two prequels and briefly in two of the original films, was …

Living in the Long: Art & Engineering Peers Into Our Future - Facts So Romantic

When was the last time you awoke right at the first peak of day? Or put away your work simply because night was falling?<p>We are less and less tied to …

San Francisco

Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men

Why are the babies in medieval art so ugly?<p>To find the answer, I spoke to Matthew Averett, an art history professor at Creighton University who edited the anthology <i>The Early Modern Child in Art and History</i>. But really, just how ugly are these babies?<p>Ugly might be too weak a word for medieval …

David Lynch

Unconventional Director Sets Shakespeare Play In Time, Place Shakespeare Intended

Banksy Has Painted A New Picture Of Steve Jobs To Celebrate Refugees

"We're often led to believe migration is a drain on the country's resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant," the anonymous artist said in a statement.<p>His full statement reads: "We're often led to believe migration is a drain on the country's resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of …