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“Why don’t you just drill a hole?”

The other night I was put to the most common question I get on this project: Why don’t we just drill a hole in the Vasari mural to stick in a tiny camera, or take out a brick, and look … Continue reading

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Front Page of the IHT!

(This was supposed to have published last Tuesday… It apparently didn’t post due to the technical difficulty of not having clicked on the “publish” button) Another step forward! Today the International Herald Tribune ran last Saturday’s NYT story on our … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Bob Smither Lab

Yesterday, armed with my trusty little Canon G11, I took a day out of my family visit in Indiana and drove to Argonne National Laboratory to spend the day with Bob Smither, the physicist I’m working with on the gamma … Continue reading

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Why I Think it’s (probably) There–

  In the earliest days of trying to wrap my head around this project, even before I had proposed documenting the search to National Geographic Magazine, I was skeptical that the painting is likely to still survive behind the Vasari. … Continue reading

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Welcome

It doesn’t matter how much you may know about Leonardo da Vinci, art, or science, to come along for this ride; I certainly am not an expert in any of those areas. Indeed, four years ago I would have been … Continue reading

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