Listen to Da Vinci's Genius Piano-Cello Played for the Very First Time

From the audience, this instrument looks like a typical grand piano. Then the maestro takes his seat and begins to play. It's a sound nobody has heard before, because this instrument, designed by Leonardo Da Vinci five centuries ago, has just been built for the very first time. And it sounds heavenly. » 11/21/13 10:43am 11/21/13 10:43am

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 two … » 8/08/13 8:00pm 8/08/13 8:00pm

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 a … » 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 wall—to… » 8/29/11 5:40pm 8/29/11 5:40pm

Are You Feeling Lucky, Punk? Dirty DaVinci's Ancient Machine Gun Blasts …

This triple-barreled, bronze cannon was first unearthed 40 years ago by Croatian schoolchildren. Since then, there has been speculation that it might be one of Leonardo DaVinci's much sought-after primitive machine guns. The speculation is over. It's been confirmed. » 6/10/11 9:00pm 6/10/11 9:00pm

The iPhone as Designed By Leonardo da Vinci

This is one of the coolest iPhone t-shirts I've ever seen-apart from ours: The iPhone as designed by Leonardo da Vinci or some cuckoo Victorian scientist. They have a pretty-pretty hand screen-printed poster too: » 1/28/09 1:40pm 1/28/09 1:40pm

MythBusters Build a 1100-Barrel Paintball Gun to Paint the Mona Lisa,…

In a presentation made at Nvidia's NVISION show this week, Adam and Jamie unveiled a 1100 barrel paintball gun and—in an instant—painted a pretty convincing (if slightly drippy) Mona Lisa. In typical MythBusters fashion » 8/28/08 9:20pm 8/28/08 9:20pm, the incredibly elaborate experiment was only tenuously linked to their hypothesis. The…