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The Greatest Free-Kick in Soccer History

On June 3, 1997, Brazil's Roberto Carlos stunned the world with the greatest free-kick in soccer history in a match against France. The free-kick was taken from 35 yards out. It looked like his rasping strike, hit at 136.7 kph...

Humans Could Use Black Holes as Batteries, Physicists Claim

In a recent study, scientists proposed two potential ways to use energy from black holes. They've discovered methods to draw out energy from black holes by utilizing their spinning and gravitational characteristics. Lead researcher Zhan Feng Mai, a postdoctoral scientist...

New Theory Unites Einstein’s Gravity With the Quantum World

In a new research reported by University College London (UCL), physicists may have just cracked the code to unite Einstein's gravity theory with the peculiar rules of quantum mechanics. If their theory holds up, it might untangle a mystery...

Researchers Find Tiny Cracks in Metal Repairing Themselves

In a new experiment, scientists have observed metal pieces cracking and then fusing back together, all on their own, without any human help. This new discovery has challenged fundamental scientific theories and could potentially lead to a major engineering revolution. The...

The Mystic Allure of the Space Observatory Atop a Greek Mountain

Up on the slopes of central Greece stands a planetarium and observatory of unparalleled educational value to the area and beyond.

Ancient Greek General Archytas was Founder of Mathematical Mechanics

Archytas of Tarentum, who was born around the year 435 BC in what is now Taranto, Apulia, Italy, was another in a long line of brilliant polymaths from Ancient Greece, a noted military general and strategist who also made...

Time Crystals Made of Light May Become Part of Everyday Life

Time crystals made of light may soon be part of our everyday lives, thanks to a team of scientists who created these scientific wonders recently. Converting light into a way to quantify time is an endeavor that many have...

Nobel Prize Winners Call for Governments to Take Action on Climate

Italian Nobel Prize winner Giorgio Parisi urged governments to step up their battle with climate change on Tuesday. The 73-year-old physicist, who works at the Sapienza Università di Roma, is one of three people awarded the 2021 Noble Prize for...

Greek Scientist Leads Team Creating First Image of Electrons

A research team led by Greek physicist and professor Eleftherios Goulielmakis has created the first photograph of electrons in crystals, thanks to a powerful new microscope. Dubbed the "Picoscope," this new device allowed scientists from both Germany and China to...

Greek Students' Performance Slips in OECD Assessment

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently published its new triennial PISA report for 2018, in which it ranks scores of countries in the educational performance of their high school students in core subjects. Greek students' performances ranked...