Saturday, 24 February , 2024

Technology

The Battle to Control Microchip Supplies Will Define the Twenty-First Century

Semiconductors are as important for global capitalism today as access to energy resources. Only a handful of countries can produce the most advanced microchips,...

The Promethean Antikythera Computer of Greek Civilization

by Evaggelos Vallianatos Apr. 25, 2023 Overview Suppose you could travel back in time to the third century BCE, and visit Alexandria, the capital city of the...

Peace, War and Europe

By Oksana Chelysheva * The ”Confidence Building Measures In the Face Of Sharp Polarization in Europe” roundtable at the  European Parliament on March 20 (https://www.defenddemocracy.press/brussels-call-stop-the-war-stop-sending-arms-to-ukraine/)...

Brussels’ call: Stop the war, stop sending arms to Ukraine!

For the first time since February 2022, critics of the current EU and NATO policies towards Ukraine and Russia have held an international conference...

US Chip War Version 2: Decoupling from China or Declaring War?

Prabir Purkayastha October 23, 2022 THE US has gambled big in its latest, across-the-board sanctions on Chinese companies in the semiconductor industry, believing it can kneecap...

‘The Billion Dollar Code’: The battle over Google Earth

Netflix's new miniseries fictionalizes the story of two Berlin internet pioneers who attempt to prove that Google stole their idea, worth billions. Two guys in...

Legacy of the Antikythera computer

The Antikythera Mechanism, widely believed to be the world’s first computer, has had a lasting impact on scientists and thinkers across the world. By Evaggelos...

How new Russian-built passenger jet MC-21 took off despite Western sanctions

The first Russian-made plane of its kind, MC-21 has proven its airworthiness after years of delays due to Western sanctions Dec 30, 2021 The Russian-made medium-haul...

The Antikythera Mechanism

The Story Behind the Genius of the Greek Computer and its Demise by Evaggelos G. Vallianatos View First 25 Pages: (free download) Synopsis In Antikythera Mechanism: The Story...

After more than two centuries, Beethoven’s 10th Symphony has been completed...

By Julie Gaubert Oct 14, 2021 In 2020, Ludwig van Beethoven would have turned 250. To celebrate the composer’s genius, this year’s edition of the BeethovenFest in Bonn,...