July 30, 2021
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This miniature version of Starry Night was made with a “laser paintbrush”

Blurring the lines between science and art: researchers used a "laser paintbrush" to create art on metallic canvases.Researchers at ITMO University in Russia have created a "laser paintbrush" capable of creating localized color on a metallic canvas, using their method to create miniaturized replicas of various works of art—including Vincent van Gog...
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Novel hydrogels can safely remove graffiti from vandalized street art

Enlarge / A five-year-old boy with boxing gloves poses in front of a huge mural of himself in Denver, Colorado.Blaine Harrington III/Image Bank/Getty ImagesMention the word "graffiti," and many people's thoughts immediately turn to vandalism in the form of defacement of property. But there is also graffiti that rises above such negative connotation...