November 17, 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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New handwriting analysis reveals two scribes wrote one of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Enlarge / Photographic reproduction of the Great Isaiah Scroll, the best preserved of the biblical scrolls found at Qumran. It contains the entire Book of Isaiah in Hebrew, apart from some small damaged parts.Public domainMost of the scribes who copied the text contained in the Dead Sea Scrolls were anonymous, as they neglected to sign their work. ...
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Marvel drops first teaser for Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings

[embed][/embed] Simu Liu stars as a martial artist trying to escape his past in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.A young man who once trained as an assassin for a Chinese criminal organization discovers just how hard it can be to escape one's past in the first teaser...
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Sony reverses course, keeps legacy PlayStation online stores open

The store has received a stay of execution on the PS3 and Vita...PlaystationJust three weeks ago, Sony announced its plans to shut down the digital stores for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita, effective this summer. Today, Sony partially reversed course, with Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan&nbs...
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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...