Γιώργος Βλάχος (George Vlachos)

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This incredible electron micrograph shows light as both a particle and a wave

The particle-wave nature of light has fascinated researchers for more than 200 years, but a new experiment has allowed researchers to visualize it like never before. This image was taken by turning an electron microscope on a laser-charged nanowire. Light moved down the wire in both directions, …

Quantum Computing

Meet the new Bond car

Revealed on the 007 stage at the historic Pinewood Studios, the first new member of the Bond 24 film cast is the "built for Bond" Aston Martin DB10. The aggressively styled new sports car has been designed in collaboration between Aston Martin and the film's producers. Director Sam Mendes pulled …

World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag

Our Homo erectus ancestors may have been smarter and more creative than we thought.<p>A zigzag engraving on a mussel's shell may transform scientific understanding of what has long been considered a defining human capacity: artistic creativity.<p>Until now, the earliest evidence of geometric art was …

Ferrari Unveils the Production Version of the Sergio by Pininfarina

After paying a visit to Pininfarina’s headquarters in Cambiano, Italy for HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue<p>After paying a visit to Pininfarina‘s headquarters in Cambiano, Italy for <i>HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 8: The Perspective Issue</i> to talk about its Sergio concept car, Ferrari has announced a limited …

New Horizons probe rouses from hibernation for Pluto mission

Scientific observation of Pluto and other bodies in the Kuiper Belt, solar system’s last unexplored region, begins next month<p>After nine years and a journey of 3bn miles, Nasa’s New Horizons robotic probe awoke from hibernation on Saturday to begin an unprecedented mission to study the icy dwarf …

Jurassic World: definitely no feathered dinosaurs

A previously unseen dinosaur is planned for Jurassic World — but it won't have feathers<p>The new Jurassic World trailer makes it clear that the film will feature a previously unseen hybrid <b>dinosaur</b> — but the <b>dinosaurs won't have feathers</b><b>.</b><p>The move has caused controversy among palaeontologists, who are …

Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down

The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a 10-year-odyssey, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth and the solar system.<p>The 220-pound lander - virtually weightless on the …

7 Ways Flying Messes With Your Body

We know flying tinkers with our bodies -- this much is made clear by our messy post-plane hair and our overpowering jet lag.<p>But being in the air causes bodies to react in some ways that are not as obvious. This is your body on an airplane... get acquainted with your mid-air self, and feel better …

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes: 1 Dead, 1 Injured

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane broke up and crashed during a test flight on Friday, killing one crew member and seriously injuring another, authorities said.<p>The catastrophic breakup came after the plane dropped away from its WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane and fired up its hybrid …

Space Travel

Lockheed's Fusion Promise: What We Know So Far

Can the company do what's never been done before?<p>Researchers at Lockheed Martin made headlines this week with the announcement that they are on the fast track to building a nuclear fusion reactor. But experts responded with skepticism.<p>Fusion promises unlimited clean, renewable energy without the …

Physics

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

<b>This report contains scenes of surgery.</b><p>A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.<p>Darek Fidyka, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame.<p>The …

Spinal Cords

Summer Triangle and the galactic plane

Tonight, use the Summer Triangle and the constellation Cygnus the Swan to locate the sky’s galactic equator … and then project outward to the plane, …

Astronomy

Researchers Just Discovered The Brightest Dead Star Ever Found

Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Kenny Alexander<p>David Lane<p>Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Kenny Alexander<p>Matt Jylha<p>Dennis Roscoe, …

Eta Aquarids

How Gravity And 100-Year-Old Tech Can Help Solve The Energy Storage Problem

Push a heavy train up a hill when power is aplenty. Let it roll back down when electricity is needed. Simple as that, says the startup pursuing the unconventional idea.<p>One of the biggest challenges for renewable power like wind and solar has always been storage, so the grid can keep running cheaply …

NSA 'developing code-cracking quantum computer'

<b>The US National Security Agency is building a quantum computer to break the encryption that keeps messages secure, reports the Washington Post.</b><p>The NSA project came to light in documents passed to the newspaper by whistle-blower Edward Snowden.<p>The spying agency hopes to harness the special qualities …

Quantum Computing

New evidence for jet from Milky Way’s black hole

The evidence comes in the form of high-energy particles blasting out of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.<p>NASA says the best …

Universe

The transparent and flexible electronics of the future could be printed with an ordinary printer

New liquid alloy promises a world of exciting possibilities<p>If the dreamers of the tech world have their way, the day will come when we'll use 3D printers to produce everything we need, from nourishing meals to spacecraft parts. Electronics have proven tougher to manufacture at home, however, due to …

Meet Cady Coleman, The Astronaut Who Taught Sandra Bullock How To Look Cool In A Spacesuit

Like Sandra Bullock’s character in the movie <i>Gravity</i>, Cady Coleman is both an astronaut and a scientist—which made her the perfect person for Bullock to consult on the realities of life in space. Coleman studied polymer chemistry and worked in the US Air Force research lab, where she developed new …

Sandra Bullock

The Week In Numbers: NASA Shuts Down, The First Artificial Pancreas, And More

<b>97 percent</b>: the portion of NASA employees who were furloughed by the government shutdown this week. Happy 55th birthday, NASA.<p><b>1,800 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the estimated temperature of Kepler-7b, the first planet outside of our solar system on which scientists have been able to map out clouds<p><b>5</b>: the …

Large Hadron Collider

BigPic: A Model Of BepiColombo, The Spacecraft That'll Explore Mercury

Europe and Japan are on a mission to Mercury. The BepiColombo mission is expected to launch in 2015, and arrive in Mercury by 2022. Carried in a vessel creatively dubbed the "composite spacecraft," two Mercury orbiters will separate and go into different orbits. One, made by the European Space …

European Space Agency

MP3 Player Lives In Your Ear, Controlled With Your Teeth

It stores up to 24 songs with four hours of battery life for completely hands-free jamming.<p>Say goodbye to getting wrapped up in miles of cord connecting your MP3 player to your headphones as you listen to music. These little earphones, named Split, make up a completely wire-free music player in …

Audiophile

Mysteries: Top 5 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

Mysterious, intriguing, and even a little frightening, conspiracy theories of various kinds have captivated Americans for decades.<p>1. The Philadelphia …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Tons Of Molten Glass Go Into Making Mirror For Giant Telescope

Technicians on Saturday are set to cast 20 tons of glass for the third of seven ultra-precise primary mirrors that will make up the 72-foot Giant Magellan Telescope, scheduled for completion in northern Chile's arid Atacama Desert in 2020.<p>The parabolic mirror will be cast at the University of …

Sanjay Gupta: Only 6 Percent Of Marijuana Research Considers Medical Benefits

It's impressive researchers have managed to conduct even that many studies.<p>Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN's chief medical correspondent, is officially down with weed. In an article for CNN, the well-known medical personality apologized for dismissing the scientific value of medical marijuana …