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X-ray analysis on artwork shows artist repainted blonde woman brunette


April 4th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): An X-ray analysis of a 19th century painting by an unknown artist has revealed that the woman in the picture had initially been painted a vivacious blonde before ... Read more...

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X-ray technique peers beneath surfaces of artefacts


March 26th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Researchers say that striking discoveries in archaeology are being made possible by strong beams of X-rays.A report showed how X-ray sources known as synchrotrons could unravel an artefact's ... Read more...

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Problem of toxic lead in used consumer products extremely widespread


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): In a new paper, researchers have revealed that the problem of toxic lead in used consumer products is extremely widespread and present at levels that are far beyond ... Read more...

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Non-destructive x-ray can tell the origin of archaeological finds


August 6th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Using an off-the-shelf portable x-ray lab tool that analyzes the composition of chemicals, researchers at Tel Aviv University could reveal hidden information about archaeological discoveries.These x-rays reveal the ... Read more...

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Scientists crack some secrets of Mona Lisa


July 18th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, July 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers say they have discovered some new secrets of the famous Mona Lisa paintings. The scientists say they studied seven of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings in ... Read more...

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French Scientists Crack Secrets Of The Purportedly Inscrutable Mona Lisa


July 18th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The inscrutable beam of Mona Lisa continues to represent a piece of inscrutability for many observers. Nonetheless, the French scientists have now mentioned that ... Read more...

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Scientists find key to Da Vinci’s lively paintings


July 16th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) How did Leonardo Da Vinci manage to paint such perfect faces? For the first time, a quantitative chemical analysis done on seven paintings from the Louvre Museum of ... Read more...

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Why Leonardo Da Vinci’s faces were so perfect


July 16th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Scientists may have unlocked the mystery behind Leonardo Da Vinci's perfect faces, like the Mona Lisa.Philippe Walter, of the Laboratoire du Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des ... Read more...

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Lead poisoning ruled out as reason behind Beethoven’s death


June 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 05 (ANI): Lead poisoning may have not been the reason behind Ludwig van Beethoven's death, according to a researcher.Andrew Todd, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine ... Read more...

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Men with high levels of bone lead 6 times more likely to die from heart disease


September 10th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Men with high levels of lead in bones are six times more likely to die from heart disease, according to a new study.Researchers from the Harvard School of ... Read more...

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New X-ray technique reveals buried image in N. C. Wyeth’s painting


August 20th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): A new X-ray imaging technique has for the first time in a century revealed unprecedented details of a painting hidden beneath another painting by famed American illustrator Newell ... Read more...

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Volcanic glass trail provides clues to how humans settled in inhospitable Kuril Islands


June 23rd, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Archaeologists have analyzed the origin of 131 flakes of obsidian, a volcanic glass, to better understand how people settled and interacted in the inhospitable Kuril Islands in the ... Read more...

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Powerful x-rays may reveal secrets of ‘dinobird’ fossil


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) About 150 million years ago, an evolutionarily hybrid creature, a dinosaur metamorphosing into a bird, died in what is now Germany, and become fossilised in limestone. About 150 years ... Read more...

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Hidden secrets of dinos may be revealed by X-ray technique


February 16th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): By using synchrotron X-rays, a team of scientists hope to uncover the hidden secrets of dinosaurs, by detecting unseen details of the soft tissue that once surrounded ... Read more...

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Instrument aboard Chandrayaan detects first X-ray signature from Moon


January 24th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): The C1XS X-ray camera, aboard Indias Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, has successfully detected its first X-ray signature from the Moon.The C1XS has been jointly developed by the Indian Space ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan camera detects X-ray signal from moon


January 23rd, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 23 (IANS) The sophisticated camera on board India's first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 detected the first X-ray signal from the moon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said here Friday."The first ... Read more...

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Astronomers all set to recreate Galileos world-changing observations


January 11th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): To mark the 400th anniversary of Galileos discoveries, astronomers are recreating the kind of telescope and conditions that led to Galileos world-changing observations.The astronomers are from the ... Read more...

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Indian spacecraft will try to unravel moon’s origins


October 16th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 16 (IANS) India's lunar explorer, Chandrayaan-1, will try to unravel the moon's origins as it scouts for minerals and water there, according to project director M. Annadurai.When Chandrayaan ... Read more...

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‘20 percent ayurvedic drugs contain excessive lead, arsenic’


August 27th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) A fifth of ayurvedic medicines sold online were found to contain lead, mercury or arsenic above permissible levels, according to a recent study.Ayurvedic preparations are used by many ... Read more...

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Ayurvedic medicines sold online contain harmful metals


August 27th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Traditional Indian medicines bought on the Internet and used throughout the world contain levels of lead, mercury or arsenic that exceed acceptable standards, according to a study ... Read more...

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Oil was used to paint ancient Buddha murals in Afghanistan


April 23rd, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Experiments performed at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have proved that ancient Buddhist paintings from Bamiyan, Afghanistan, were made of oil.These are the same precious paintings ... Read more...

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Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures were multi coloured


February 4th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new research has revealed that many ancient Greek and Roman sculptures were painted in a variety of colours other than white.The research, conducted by Dr Vinzenz Brinkmann ... Read more...

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