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Students to repeat Eratosthenes’ experiment and recalculate earth’s circumference

Students from Greek schools will participate in a science project which will recalculate the earth’s circumference, repeating the experiment of the famous Greek mathematician, astronomer and geographer Eratosthenes.  The project is being held on the occasion of the Spring Equinox on March 20, which signals the beginning of the new season. On that day, the […]

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Researchers from Crete, Russia and Kazakhstan Find a Way to Enhance the Effectiveness of Laser Systems

An international group of researchers from Russia, Greece and Kazakhstan made an important discovery for enhancing the effectiveness of lasers, including those used in medicine. The results of their project have been published by Scientific Reports (part of the Nature publishing group). The group includes researchers from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS (Moscow, Russia), […]

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Daimler hails Greek firm Taxibeat, founded by Cretan, Nikos Drandakis

Daimler Benz is said to be interested in acquiring local start-up Taxibeat, one of the most successful Greek companies set up in the years of the financial crisis, through its MyTaxi subsidiary. The German car giant is offering a particularly attractive price, even when one considers that Taxibeat’s annual growth rate stands at around 180 […]

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VIDEO | “LISTEN”: Voice Recognition for Smart Homes in 4 Languages… Made In Crete

A matchbox-size microphone array & real-time voice recognition in 4 languages: The EU project “LISTEN” creates a robust, hands-free speech control interface for smart home systems. “LISTEN” bridges the gap between microphone array networks, signal processing and speech recognition. The partners: the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), Greece (project coordinator), EML European Media […]