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Inauguration of the New Unit of Ancient DNA Analysis in Crete

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This summer, we saw the inauguration of the new unit of ancient DNA analysis in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) in Crete. This is part of the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), and the inauguration was set through an international  project called “Analysis of ancient DNA: A new glance at the past”. Continue reading “Inauguration of the New Unit of Ancient DNA Analysis in Crete”

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First Roma Women’s Team from Greece Wins Robotics Award

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An unusual success was noted in Thessaloniki, where five students created the first Roma women’s robotics team. They named it “Connect”, symbolising the strong friendship bond between them. Their first participation in the International Robotics League organised by First Lego League 2015 was awarded, since the organisers deemed it appropriate for the team to win the “Against The Odds” award.
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“Drops of Breath” in Sounio: the First Underwater Dance Show Worldwide

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For the first time in the world, choreographers Apostolia Papadamaki and Sophie Bulbuyan in collaboration with artists from 10 different countries will present and underwater dance show titled “Drops of Breath”. Continue reading ““Drops of Breath” in Sounio: the First Underwater Dance Show Worldwide”

The First Greek Company that Goes Cashless

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The first company that works without a till was presented by MasterCard yesterday. The company is called Tennis Square, and is based in Marousi, Athens. According to MasterCard, it is the first Greek company working in a totally cashless transactional environment. Continue reading “The First Greek Company that Goes Cashless”

Athens Flying Week 2015

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Athens Flying Week, one of the most prestigious aviation events in Europe, was back for its annual date with the public, from September 7, 2015 to September 13, 2015 at Faliro and Tatoi. Continue reading “Athens Flying Week 2015”

Amateur Astronomers in Thessaloniki Discover a Supernova

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Mesozoic era. About 250 million years ago. Dinosaurs appear on Earth and the first mammals after Permia, which completed with the largest mass extinction of species that has ever been registered in Paleontology. At that time, somewhere in the Galaxy a star came to the end of its life and exploded, causing the phenomenon of a Supernova.

Thessaloniki, last days of July 2015. Stavros Koukioglou, sitting in front of his laptop and projects, or “blinks” as it’s called, images of galaxies that are possible targets for the registration of a supernova. Continue reading “Amateur Astronomers in Thessaloniki Discover a Supernova”

Centre for Talented Youth Greece – A Creative and Scientific Summer School

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This year, CTY Greece students were taught Chemistry, Philosophy, Cryptology, Mechanics, and much more; they even designed an amphibious vehicle.

This is not a usual classroom. Primary school students wear white lab coats and work around lab benches. Having been taught the basics of Mechanics in previous classes, they are now to build a bridge, with slim wooden Continue reading “Centre for Talented Youth Greece – A Creative and Scientific Summer School”

Making museums a mobile, personalised and interactive experience

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Thanks to CHESS, a European initiative, visitors to museums across Greece may soon be able to shape their own cultural experience before even leaving home or getting on a plane. The innovation uses mobile, augmented reality and geo-localisation technologies to turn an ordinary museum visit into a personal, interactive storytelling experience. Continue reading “Making museums a mobile, personalised and interactive experience”

Greek University Team Wins Microsoft Competition

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A research team of students from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT) came back with a first place in the Ability Award category of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition in Seattle. Continue reading “Greek University Team Wins Microsoft Competition”

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