Leonardo da Vinci (part 1)

Leonardo is widely recognized as one of the greatest geniuses to walk among us. His insatiable curiosity, combined with his truly artistic mastery, drove him to make important discoveries and contributions that would benefit and challenge humanity even centuries after his passing.

In today's documentary, we learn about the early history of Leonardo's fascinating life. Did you know, for instance, he was left-handed and wrote backwards from right to left? That was news to me too...

Prepare to meet the man, as well as some of the people who decide take his ideas seriously enough to build machines and gadgets based on his technical sketches. It is widely known that helicopters and other machines he envisioned could not have been built during his lifetime, but if we decided to build them, would they actually work? You are about to find out...



If you are interested in the science of light and vision, check out the documentary series Light Fantastic, or check out the biography tag to learn about the lives of other fascinating people.
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