Traditional electrical wires have had a good run since their development. But what if you could just slap some paint on a surface to create the circuit you’re after? Thanks to one London-based company, Bare Conductive, you can.
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles coated with cadmium sulfide produced a yellow paste that, when painted onto a transparent conductive material, generates electricity.
The next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home could generate electricity from light — electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside.
Save that oil!
The mediterranean cuisine is known to be one of the healthiest, and yet, Spaniards like their fried tapas or churros every now and then. In 2010 the recycling centers, called ‘Green Points’, collected 195.136 liters of used kitchen oil from households, which only counts for 2,5% of the total oil used in one year by Barcelonians. In order to make recycling oil easier, Barcelona City Council has launched the Olipot, an easy to use bottle that helps you bring your old oil to the recycling centers. That way it does not contaminate the water but instead can be turned into soap, biodiesel and paint.
Ancient Greek statues were once brightly painted.
Original Greek statues were brightly painted, but after thousands of years, those paints have worn away. Find out how shining a light on the statues can be all that’s required to see them as they were thousands of years ago.
Apparently, everyone has long been baffled by how Leonardo da Vinci created such subtle shadows and light on the Mona Lisa. So much so that scientists X-rayed the painting to discover his technique.
It turns out a painter from Neumann Co. in Romeoville, Ill., had the correct information but simply forgot the second T when painting the 6-foot letters.
Some unusual art is on display in Citrus County, but it’s not the paintings, themselves, that are unusual. It’s who painted them.
Cheryl Ward said she considers herself an assistant to the artists, who paint in what she calls an “abstract expressionist” style.
She pours the paint and sets up the canvases, and her four horses do the rest…
After 10 years of teaching art at the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, Chuck Dillon has seen just about every type of art student. So, in a post is certainly going to be a classic, here’s Chuck’s classification of the 20 types of art student.
Which one are you?
Playful Colors For Your Fingers
What better way to teach your tots fashion sense, color thereapy and art at the same time than with these beauts? Behold the Crayon Rings, made by Timothy Liles out of washable (a must!) crayons.
Paper art by Simon Schubert
Artist Simon Schubert has created an extraordinary collection of pictures – made up of hundreds of tiny folds in paper. At first glance the elaborate pictures, which sell for up to $5,300, seem to have been created with pencil or paint but they are actually composed of tiny folds in the paper. (Pics)
Bare Conductive Ink
As our lifes are increasingly regulated by electronics and there is a drive towards the miniaturization and portability of electronics on and around the body it seems only logical to place electronic circuits on the surface of body. (Pics)
For a split second there, it looked like graffiti’s future was purely virtual. There was the Wiispray controller, which simulated tagging down to the paint drips; and before that there were a number of “light graffiti” projects. But the taggers? They flouted that, and the medium has evolved: Fire tagging, as its known, is the process of spraying your tag, then lighting it on fire before the paint dries. (Pics)