High-energy X-rays shine light on mystery of Picasso's paints
(Phys.org)—The Art Institute of Chicago teamed up with Argonne National Laboratory to help unravel a decades-long debate among art scholars about what kind of paint Picasso used to create his masterpieces.
A 'dirt cheap' magnetic field sensor from 'plastic paint': Spintronic device uses thin-film organic semiconductor
(Phys.org) -- University of Utah physicists developed an inexpensive, highly accurate magnetic field sensor for scientific and possibly consumer uses based on a spintronic organic thin-film semiconductor ...
Researchers develop paint-on solar cells (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from lightelectricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside.
Ancient DNA provides new insights into cave paintings of horses
An international team of researchers has used ancient DNA to shed new light on the realism of horses depicted in prehistoric cave paintings.
Bacteria and fungi keep some ancient Australian rock art colors vivid
New light on Leonardo Da Vinci's faces
How did Leonardo Da Vinci manage to paint such perfect faces? For the first time a quantitative chemical analysis has been done on seven paintings from the Louvre Museum (including the Mona Lisa) without extracting ...
Ivory sculpture in Germany could be world's oldest
(PhysOrg.com) -- The 2008 excavations at Hohle Fels Cave in the Swabian Jura of southwestern Germany recovered a female figurine carved from mammoth ivory from the basal Aurignacian deposit. This figurine, ...
Inventor creates replica of Vermeer painting using modified camera obscura
New app turns Van Gogh fans into art detectives
Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum on Thursday launched a new app for tablets allowing users to turn "art detective" when looking at the Dutch master's paintings.
Professor discovers new use for laser in art world
A U.S. professor who developed a laser to study melanoma has discovered a new use for it: uncovering what's underneath artwork without damaging the pieces.
Conductive paint lands in pens and pots for creatives
Repentir app: Exploring art at a stroke
A unique app which allows you to peel back the layers of a masterpiece and uncover a previously hidden world has been developed by experts from Newcastle and Northumbria universities. The 'Repentir' smart phone and iPad app ...
High performance semiconductor spray paint could be a game changer for organic electronics
Researchers at Wake Forest University's Organic Electronics group have come up with a novel solution to one of the biggest technological barriers facing the organic semiconductor industry today. Oana Jurchescu, an assistant ...
Asteroids no match for paint gun, says professor
(Phys.org)—There is research that is off the wall, some off the charts and some off the planet, such as what a Texas A&M University aerospace and physics professor is exploring. It's a plan to deflect a ...