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Leonardo da Vinci describes the use of flight testing apparatus to understand aerodynamics. The leaf outline denotes a reused sheet of paper. (Photographs provided by Smithsonian Libraries)

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In this photo from video provided by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of the da Vinci robotic system, doctors are seen using the device to perform a surgery. (Associated Press/Courtesy of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.)

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In this photo from video provided by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of the da Vinci robotic system, doctors are seen using the device to perform a surgery. (Associated Press/Courtesy of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.)

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In this photo from video provided by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of the da Vinci robotic system, doctors are seen using the device to perform a surgery. (Associated Press/Courtesy of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.)

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"Ginevra de' Benci" by Leonardo da Vinci