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Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of friction

Ian M. Hutchings
Based on a detailed study of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks, this review examines the development of his understanding of the laws of friction and their application. 165 more words


La pulce/The flea by Leonardo da Vinci

La pulce

Leonardo da Vinci

Dormendo il cane sopra la pelle di un castrone, una delle sue pulci, sentendo l’odore della unta lana, giudicò quello doversi essere loco di migliore vita e più sicura da’ denti e unglia del cane che pascersi del cane, e sanza altro pensieri, abbandonò il cane, e, entrata intra la folta lana, cominciò con somma fatica a volere trapassare alle radici de’ peli. 253 more words



Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.    ~ Leonardo da Vinci


I'm Hot, And Not In The Preferred Sense.

Okay, it’s officially hot.  I’ve been hot for the last two weeks, and not the preferred kind of hot.  I’ve never even been considered for the preferred definition of hot.   862 more words

Leonardo's Proposition: The finger of St. John the Baptist

Before approaching John’s audacious gesture, it is worth considering sexuality as a modern addition to human kind vocabulary, as mentioned by Michel Foucault. Although the Renaissance could easily suggest some high libertinism, it is rather depicted as the rebirth of sensuality. 521 more words


Fairytale Castles of the River Loire, France

I’m sitting in the circular stone remains of an old mill. Outside the mill race continues to gush, relentlessly. Water pouring over the lip and plunging two metres down into the pool below. 1,428 more words


CASology #206: ART

We have a very creative cue for you at CASology this week:

How could I go past one of the Renaissance Greats for this week’s Challenge? 131 more words