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Ancient Greeks Predicted Robots, Claims Stanford Historian

Ancient Greeks not only created the foundations of modern civilization, but they also predicted robots and other future technological innovations, according to a book on the subject. Stanford University historian Dr. Adrienne Mayor, in Gods and Robots argues that Greek...

My Dreams of the Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism, widely believed to be the world's first computer, has puzzled scientists for decades. By Evaggelos Vallianatos I saw the fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism in 2007. After moving slowly through the large rooms of the National Archaeological Museum...

The Two Questions Jeff Bezos Asked a Job Applicant

One of Jeff Bezos's former employees at Amazon recently shared the story of her job interview with the company's founder and former CEO. Ann Hiatt, who landed a job interview with the billionaire businessman during the relatively early days...

Smartphone Fitness Tracker Predicts Risk of Dying

A person’s risk of death over the next five years can be predicted with a smartphone fitness tracker using accelerometer sensors that capture fitness data, according to new research conducted by a team at the University of Illinois at...

The Longest Underwater Tunnel in the World

Spanning eighteen kilometers, the new Fehrman Belt fixed link between Germany and Denmark is set to be  the longest and fastest underwater tunnel in the world. When completed, it will cut travel time down to ten minutes by car...

Innovation Park to Turn Thessaloniki into Greece’s Silicon Valley

Greece seems to be very close to attaining its own version of Silicon Valley in Thessaloniki, which will soon be home to the largest state-of-the-art science and technology park (STP) and startup hub in Southeastern Europe with the establishment...

Greece Set to Become Next Engineering Hub for Tech Company Mysten Labs

Mysten Labs, a tech company based in California, has set its sights on Greece as its engineering hub in Europe. Co-founded by two Greeks, Kostas Chalkias and George Danezis, the Web3 infrastructure designers are looking to attract even more...

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Rocket Crashes

Just over a minute after liftoff on Monday, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket with no crew aboard failed. A video of the launch showed the rocket exploding into flames at a height of about twenty-nine thousand feet. The New Shepard...

The Cosmos of Ancient Greece’s Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera computer captured the ancient Greek passion for mathematics and especially geometry. By Evaggelos Vallianatos The second century BC was a time of the golden age of Greek science, and civilization centered in the kingdoms of the empire of Alexander...

Earth Spinning Faster than Usual Scientists Say

The Earth has been discovered to be spinning faster than usual, and this is resulting in shorter days. It is a phenomenon that has left scientists perplexed. According to new measurements by the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, the Earth is...