Scientists reveal that Mona Lisa may be the first 3D image in history

Thanks to a wonderful coincidence, Leonardo da Vinci may have invented the first stereoscopic image in history. According to researchers Claus-Christian Carbon and Vera M Hesslinger, the Mona Lisa can be seen in 3D thanks to another version that was painted side by side as Leonardo was making the original. » 5/01/14 5:31pm 5/01/14 5:31pm

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… » 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… » 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

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Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's backwards writing, this gadget plays with the idea of what the Renaissance Man's watch may have looked like, if watches existed back then. The numbers on the faceplate are not just written—and listed—backwards, but the hour and minute hands move counter-clockwise as well. For $36, this… » 11/10/08 8:40pm 11/10/08 8:40pm

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…