Exploring tessellations beyond Escher
Bacteria and fungi keep some ancient Australian rock art colors vivid
Light reveals new details of Gauguin's creative process
French artist Paul Gauguin is well known for his colorful paintings of Tahitian life—such as the painting that sold recently for nearly $300 million—but he also was a highly experimental printmaker. Little ...
Researchers create Soybots, mobile micro-garden, to be on the go
Purdue University professors designed a robotic platform allowing indoor plants to search for light to sustain nourishment.
Rock art draws scientists to ancient lakes
Life imitates art. And sometimes science does the same.
Science to the rescue of art
Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" are losing their yellow cheer and the unsettling apricot horizon in Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is turning a dull ivory.
Researchers uncover chemistry behind ancient Indigenous art
UTS researchers are working with archaeologists, anthropologists and the Northern Territory's Jawoyn community to chemically analyse ancient rock art and uncover its secrets.
Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Canada
A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face sent hitchhiking across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment reached its final destination Thursday after several thousand kilometers on the road.
Winning idea: Robot museum tour of Tate after dark
SimCity coming down from the "cloud"
Hugely popular SimCity will be coming down from the cloud, letting fans play the rich world simulation game without needing to be connected to the Internet.
New consoles, online games to keep market soaring to 2017
The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1 percent a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to IDATE digital research and ...
Archeologist suggests much of Paleolithic cave art was done by women
Team finds new way to use X-rays to probe properties of solid materials
Without the currently available plethora of X-ray methods, basic research in the physical sciences would be unthinkable. The methods are used in solid state physics, in the analysis of biological structures, ...
Handaxe design reveals distinct Neanderthal cultures
A study by a postgraduate researcher at the University of Southampton has found that Neanderthals were more culturally complex than previously acknowledged. Two cultural traditions existed among Neanderthals ...