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Eternal Youth?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Dr Ioannis Syrigos @ 07:08 AM

Stem cells are amazing cells that can self-renew and can differentiate into many different kind of specialized cells. This last feature is of embryonic cells. The same cells can create a heart, lungs, liver and all different parts of the body. But at some point the embryonic cells just cease to exist.

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Latest Mars Photos

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Dr Ioannis Syrigos @ 09:08 AM

Curiosity has successfully landed on Mars a few days ago and has already started sending pictures back to Earth.

Of course conspiracy theories and ufologists got the opportunity to develop new theories. Fingers were found on the ground, UFOs on the sky and who knows what else they will come up with.

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Julian Assange and the threat of the British Government

Monday, August 20, 2012
Dr Ioannis Syrigos @ 12:08 PM

Is it that England  is following the steps of USA in term of creating a police state?

Julian Assange recently sought political asylum from Ecuador, and he was finally granted that. However he is isolated in the embassy of the Ecuador at the moment, because the British Government won’t let him come out without arresting him.

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Windows 7 Update cannot currently check for updates (Fix)

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Dr Ioannis Syrigos @ 12:08 PM

Today on my effort to check for updates on my HP Slate, I got the following message:

‘Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running’.

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Why Greeks become successful when they leave Greece?

Friday, August 17, 2012
Dr Ioannis Syrigos @ 02:08 PM

I suppose that we all know that all Greeks that go abroad they usually become very successful in their field (scientists, professors, businessmen, investors, politicians and so on).

The question is why? And here are some reasons that I consider to be viable:

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Solar flares, is it a threat?

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Dr Ioannis Syrigos @ 10:08 AM

We approach a period of intense solar activity. Many things have been said and have been related to doomsday prophecies, but let’s see the scientific side of things for a moment.

What a solar flare is? It is an energy release that takes place on the surface of the sun that emits huge amounts of energy (it can be trillions of equivalent TNT explosions). Usually after a solar flare a coronal mass ejection follows (a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona and released into space).  And that is something that could potentially affect earth.

All those clouds of electrons, ions and atoms are thrown into space with a speed close to the speed of light.

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Neuroscience, the science of the future

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Dr Ioannis Syrigos @ 12:08 PM

It is an extremely important science, and in my opinion, one of the sciences of the future. Its purpose is the understanding of the nervous system and for that it collaborates with many other fields to achieve its goal (biology, mathematics, philosophy, physics, computers etc).

The human nervous system is super active and receptive to thousands of information every minute. All this information is organized in our brains and through the process of perception, we create our reality. To be exact, we create our own reality. Because the way we perceive things is based mostly on what we have learned, taught, studies, experienced. No wonder why unity among people doesn’t exist.

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Having Problems with Video Kinect?

Monday, January 24, 2011
Dr Ioannis Syrigos @ 11:01 AM

In case you have faced problems with Video Kinect, the solution is probably your firewall or router. XBOX Live and Video Kinect need a few ports opened in order to work properly.

The ports are:

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It’s an amazing operating system with a really unique easy-to-use user interface that’s a real pleasure to use. Mark Coppock said that “Microsoft has built a great ecosystem with Xbox Live, Zune Marketplace, and Windows Live integration; with only a few tweaks here and there, it could easily be the best ecosystem on the market”. And I will agree with that.

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How To: Use Greek with MySQL and PHP

Monday, January 17, 2011
Dr Ioannis Syrigos @ 05:01 PM

For this solution to work, you will need to have already created the database using utf8_general_ci Collation. And of course make sure that the tables and all fields are under utf8_general_ci too.

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