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Mathematics in Ancient Greece and Its Influence on Modern Science

Advances in mathematics that can be attributed to ancient Greeks are many and have profoundly shaped the scientific world as we know it today. Let's take a look at ancient Greece, a place where the idea of zero was yet...

12-Year-Old Boy Recreates Ancient Greek Archimedes’ Death Ray

An award-winning 12-year-old school boy in Canada has created a working death ray based on the model by ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Archimedes. Historians and scientists have for hundreds of years been deliberating on whether a "death ray" weapon...

How the Ancient Greeks Measured Time Shows What they Valued

The ancient Greeks measured time in part because human beings have felt the need to track the passage of their hours and days since time immemorial, prompted certainly by the need to plant things at the appropriate time, on...

Indiana Jones in Search of the Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism takes center stage in the fifth installment of Indiana Jones, as Harrison Ford races against time to retrieve part of what many scientists consider to be humanity’s first computer. Created by ancient Greek scientist Archimedes in the...

Solar Eclipse Prompted Ancient Greeks to Study the Stars

A Solar eclipse was one of the phenomena that prompted the ancient Greeks to come up with the most brilliant astronomic discoveries.

Eureka Moments Come from Deep Within Subconscious Brain

Eureka moments -- the concepts that come to us seemingly out of the blue, after we have wrestled with problems for a great deal of time, as happened with the ancient Greek scientist Archimedes -- are created below the...

Archimedes Museum in Ancient Olympia

A museum dedicated to the great ancient Greek scientist Archimedes of Syracuse was inaugurated on Sunday in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Visitors will have the opportunity to see replicas of his inventions and to interact with them. The museum was an initiative...

Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Archimedes Top MIT list

Four ancient Greek philosophers rank among a list from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of people who have most influenced the planet. They may have lived before almost 2,500 years ago, but Aristotle, Plato, Archimedes and Socrates are still the...