News tagged with wall paintings

Nanomaterials to preserve ancient works of art

Little would we know about history if it weren't for books and works of art. But as time goes by, conserving this evidence of the past is becoming more and more of a struggle. Could this all change thanks to the NANOFORART ...

dateNov 27, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Detective work using terahertz radiation

Damaging biocides can be detected on old wooden sculptures, hidden wall paintings can be made visible again and the layered structures of pieces of art analyzed. Using terahertz scanners restorers will soon be able to identify ...

dateNov 21, 2012 in General Physics
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Cleaning up masterpieces with ... bacteria?

( -- For most people the word bacteria will conjure up either images of nasty microorganisms that we fight against daily by cleaning the spaces around us, or the type of 'good' bacteria doctors advise us to consume ...

dateJun 09, 2011 in Biochemistry
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