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Plus One - One Breath

"We take one breath, let it out,  we take another an maybe somehow, everything will work out to be just fine, we take life 5 minutes at a time.
One breath, let it out,  we take another an maybe somehow, everything will work out to be just fine, we take life 5 minutes at a time.
Life is hard, it didn't turn out like I hoped it would be and I don't dare to dream, if dreaming leads to this cause when it's left to me,  it's hard to see past the sky becoming dark  if it makes no difference why am I tring to do my part? 
I climb back from that fall again, it feels like a hundred times how do I believe in a hundred and one, though we stumble to 99
We take one breath, let it out,  we take another an maybe somehow, everything will work out to be just fine, we take life 5 minutes at a time.
One breath, let it out,  we take another an maybe somehow, everything will work out to be just fine, we take life 5 minutes at a time.
To go on living, when all you've lived for is …

Khyung The Stone Age Astronaut: A Journey to Atlantis, the Pyramids,and Stonehenge with Leonardo da Vinci

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"Everyone knows stars aid navigation. But did ancient civilizations go one step further, and create a map of earth using the stars? In this rapid fire book the North Pole constellations, known in the Tibetan culture as Khyung "the "Bird that Travels through Space", are used to solve the varied ancient mysteries of the world, from the Pyramids in Egypt to the "world" ending Mayan Reset to the mysterious stone circles of Stonehenge. The most impressive discovery made in this book is however not the decoding of the Pyramids, nor is it the story of Atlantis, but something far more important. It is the successful decoding of ancient archaeological art; art that through the ages has preserved the very earliest writing ever made by humans. 

By decoding this archaic 400,000 year old writing the incredible secrets of the really ancient past are revealed. This is a book that looks at the world with entirely new eyes and by careful analysis of the archaeological reco…

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In France, Leonardo da Vinci painted the subject, Jesus Christ, for Louis XII of France between 1506 and 1513. The recently authenticated work was once owned by Charles I of England and recorded in his art collection in 1649 before being auctioned by the son of the Duke of Buckingham and Normanby in 1763. It next appeared in 1900, damaged from previous restoration attempts and its authorship unclear, when it was purchased by a British collector, Sir Frederick Cook. Cook's descendants sold it at auction in 1958 for £45. The painting was rediscovered, acquired by a US consortium of art dealers in 2005, and authenticated as by Leonardo. It was exhibited by London's National Gallery during the Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan from 9 November 2011 to 5 February 2012

Salvator Mundi is a painting of Christ as Salvator Mundi recently attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, who is known to have painted the subject. It was lost and later rediscovered, and restored and exhibited …

The Battle of Anghiari

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The Battle of Anghiari This paintings is usually referred to as Leonardo's Lost painting or "the Lost Leonardo." ​It was painted around 1505 and represents the battle of Anghiari that took place in 1440. Researchers believe that it is in the  in the "Salone dei Cinquecento  (Hall of the Five Hundred) in the Palazzo Vecchio" and hidden under another fresco painted by Leonardo's first biographer Vasari. When da Vinci was given the commission in 1504 Michelangelo was also hired to paint another mural in the same room and was the only time they worked together. Both of these murals were either 'lost' or covered later. There is controversy as to whether Leonardo's painting is still there and why it was covered up. Researchers took samples and found paint that was similar to the type used for the Mona Lisa and St. John the baptist.  
Since this painting was documented and copies were made of it, by Vasari especially, it's strange that Vasari would…

On the Flight of Birds

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On the Flights of Birds Biblioteca Reale, Turin150517 pages remain of an original 1821 x 15 cm This collection will be at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC from September 13, 2013 - October 22, 2013 http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/codex/


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Mona Lisa's (Gheradini) DNA

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"Wikimedia Commons Scientists in Florence are examining the bones of a 16th century nun they think served as the model for the Mona Lisa . Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo was the wife of a wealthy merchant and is rumored to have been the model for Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait. She was a famed beauty in her time and lived across the street from the famous artist and inventor. When her husband died she became a nun at the convent of San Orsula in Florence , where she died and was buried in 1542. A team of scientists went looking for her in a crypt under the convent. DNA in the bones they found is now being compared with samples taken from the Gherardini family tomb in hopes of finding a match. The next step will be facial reconstruction to see what the woman looked like in life. Perhaps they'll find the mystery to her enigmatic smile. Facial reconstruction and DNA analysis have already been done for the remains of King Richard III , found last year under an English park…

Nano Mona

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Scientists created a mini-Mona Lisa that is only 30 microns across, 1/3 the width of a human hair! Using the Mona Lisa as the image to do this isn't much of a surprise, she is probably the most re-created work of art in the world - and in space.



She was also used as the test image to test a new technology to send a picture to the moon. What's even more ironic is that the actual Mona Lisa is made up of layers of paint that are almost as tiny as this nanotechnology - each layer being microns thin. Why people use the painting as the go to image to test new technologies is obvious - but what is not so apparent is why (and how) Leonardo da Vinci used these similar techniques over 500 years ago? Find out more about the Mona Lisa by clicking the links below! "Using a novel nanotechnique, researchers have made a miniature Mona Lisa that stretches 30 microns across, just a third of the width of a human hair.

A team from Georgia Tech created the molecular…

3d Brain layers vs Mona Lisa

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Scientists have created a 3d map of the entire structure of a 65 year old woman's brain. They did this by taking 7400 slices of her brain, each only microns thin, and imputing them into a computer to render them in 3d. This is a breakthrough since it is the first time this has been done.


Or is it? I know of another woman who is 500 yo and another super computer that's accomplished  pretty much the same feat! - but potentially even more advanced since no computers or brains were involved. Her name is Mona Lisa and the supercomputer behind her creation was Leonardo da Vinci. Now you may be wondering what does a painting have to do with the scanning in thousands of layers of brain tissue and having computers reconstitute them in 3d?

 Good question!

Interestingly the very first idea I had that led me to research Leonardo and write a book about him and the Mona Lisa was: "The Mona Lisa is 3d"  3d?! That wasn't 'discovered' until the late 1800's! True, t…

Andrew Myers - Screw Art

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