New paint-like coating makes tough surfaces that repel spills, scratches (w/ Video)
A new paint that makes robust self-cleaning surfaces has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers. The coating can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel and when combined with adhesives, maintains ...
Skin cancer detector applied to paintings reveals 3D layering techniques of original artists
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, ...
Researchers develop high-resolution technique for non-invasively imaging hidden layers in centuries-old paintings
A painting hanging on the wall in an art gallery tells one story. What lies beneath its surface may tell quite another.
Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art?
Some of mankind's earliest and most mysterious artistic achievements—including prehistoric cave paintings, canyon petroglyphs and megalithic structures such as Stonehenge—may have been inspired by the ...
A spray-on light show on four wheels: Darkside Scientific
Utah's Great Gallery rock art younger than expected, say scientists
(Phys.org) —Ancient Barrier Canyon-style paintings crafted on sunset-washed rock faces of the Great Gallery, located in Horseshoe Canyon in southern Utah's Canyonlands National Park, are younger than expected, ...
Carbon dating uncovers forged Cubist painting
Choosing the right physical technique to analyse paintings can make all the difference when it comes to ascertaining their authenticity. Now, a painting initially attributed as belonging to a series called 'Contraste de formes' ...