Da Vinci Ascent Review: A Jack of All Vapes

The Pax and the Firefly are both fantastic vaporizers, but they suffer from the same shortfall: neither can handle anything other than loose-leaf material. Try to vape a concentrate or essential oil and you'll be spending the rest of your evening de-gooifying your equipment. Not so with Da Vinci's latest portable… » 1/03/14 4:20pm 1/03/14 4:20pm

We're Getting Closer to Finding Mona Lisa's Skeleton

Researchers who've been hunting for Mona Lisa's skeleton are now opening up a family tomb in hopes of confirming Mona Lisa's existence. They want to confirm that bones they found last year under a convent are the remains of Lisa Gherardini. The family tomb they're cracking open is the resting place for Gherardini's… » 8/08/13 8:00pm 8/08/13 8:00pm

Why You Never Hear About World-Altering Inventions Created by Committee

Modern corporate culture is in L-O-V-E, love with meetings (and any opportunity to engage in groupthink). But if you look back, history's real intellectual heavyweights weren't "team players." Intellectual giants like DaVinci, Einstein, and even Steve Wozniak, all developed their best works in near solitude. Quiet, by… » 3/01/12 11:00am 3/01/12 11:00am

Here's What Leonardo da Vinci's To-Do List Looked Like in 1490

Even the brilliant mind of Leonardo da Vinci needed to jot things down in a notebook so he could remember what he needed to do. The only difference, of course, is that da Vinci's to-do list was much more complex than ours. I mean, who needs to calculate the measurement of Milan and its suburbs and learn how to repair… » 11/21/11 4:00pm 11/21/11 4:00pm

A Photographer Thinks He Can Solve the Mystery of the Lost Leonardo da…

"The Battle of Anghiari" is a Leonardo da Vinci painting that many in his era called the Renaissance Man's finest work. The problem is that it's been lost since the 1500's. Many people, however, believe it's hidden behind a brick wall and a photographer thinks he can snap a picture of the work—through the brick… » 8/29/11 5:40pm 8/29/11 5:40pm

Mirage 3D DaVinci Driving Simulator Rig Lacks Wheels, Has Passenger Seat

We could only surmise that this "realistic" DaVinci driving simulator from Mirage3D is for teaching this morning. I mean, why else would this thing have a passenger seat? Riding shotgun for a video game? Not when the couch is so comfy, thanks. Then again, this is also the perfect gift for that cousin with a penchant… » 6/28/08 10:00am 6/28/08 10:00am