Category: Design

“Mona Lisa effect“ is real, but doesn’t apply to Leonardo’s painting

“Mona Lisa effect“ is real, but doesn’t apply to Leonardo’s painting

Enlarge / Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany used folding rulers for measurement to test the effect. Study participants indicate ...
The Most Outstanding Science News and Breakthroughs from 2018

The Most Outstanding Science News and Breakthroughs from 2018

2018 as a whole was equal parts weird, wonderful, and worrying. The same can be said of the science that happened this year. From a sun-bound space pr ...
Study: modern masters like Jackson Pollock were “intuitive physicists”

Study: modern masters like Jackson Pollock were “intuitive physicists”

Enlarge / Collective Suicide (1936), by Mexican muralist David A. Siqueiros, is an example of the "accidental painting" technique developed ...
Meet the MIT scientist who’s growing semi-sentient cyborg houseplants

Meet the MIT scientist who’s growing semi-sentient cyborg houseplants

Elowan is a cybernetic plant that can respond to its surroundings. Tethered by a few wires and silver electrodes, the plant-robot hybrid can move in r ...
Behind the Scenes, The Future of Making Video Games

Behind the Scenes, The Future of Making Video Games

The art of designing video games has come a long way from titles like Robotron, Defender, and Narc. A new documentary offers a behind the scenes look ...
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