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Greek musician Iason Achilleas Mezilis and his team designed a microphone to record sound on the planet Mars.  Mezilis placed the microphone in Perseverance to record the sounds on the red planet.

This experimental device traveled to Mars along with another audio recorder made by French scientists.

How does a female comic artist break through a male dominated industry? How do you turn your passion into a profession? How do you become a New York Times bestselling cartoonist? Celebrated American cartoon artist Colleen Doran will answer these questions and many more during a special presentation organized by the Athens Comics Library and the U.S. Embassy in Greece, on Wednesday, April 7, 19.00-20.30. The event is in collaboration with The Comic Con.

The Conroe Symphony Orchestra, based in Montgomery County, Texas, near Houston, has hired its first female orchestra conductor — Anna-Maria Gkouni, who hails from Athens, Greece.

The Board of Directors of the Symphony welcomed the Greek native at a small reception held in her honor on March 16 at the Conroe Symphony Centre.

Board of Directors Chair, The Honorable Kathleen Hamilton told the assembly that Gkouni “takes the reins as the Symphony’s new Conductor and Music Director.

When NASA engineers need a name for a robotic Mars “rover,” they know where to find creativity. They turn to America’s young people.

More than 28,000 students — from kindergarten through 12th grade — submitted names for the rover that landed on Mars last month. It was Alex Mather, a Virginia seventh-grader, who won the contest with his suggestion, “Perseverance.”

While Kamala Harris shattered a few glass ceilings metaphorically — becoming the first woman, the first Black American and the first South Asian American elected vice president — Swiss artist Simon Berger did it literally.

 

On March 25, 2021, landmark buildings and bridges around the United States will light up in the white and blue of the Greek flag in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence.

The iconic pillars at LAX, the city of Los Angeles’ international airport, will be illuminated in the colors of Greece on the day and the Greek flag will also be raised at the California State Capitol Building in Sacramento.

For the first time in history, a sitting U.S. president has brought with him to the White House a pet adopted from a shelter.President Biden’s dog, Major Biden, was adopted by the family in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association, a shelter located in the president’s home state. Major was one of six German shepherd puppies at the shelter. While fostering Major, the Bidens had such a positive experience, they decided to make ownership official through adoption, according to the Delaware Humane Association’s Facebook page.

Constantino Brumidi (July 26, 1805 – February 19, 1880) was a Greek-Italian-American historical painter, best known and honored for his fresco work in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

Brumidi was born in Rome; his father was a Greek from Filiatra in the province of Messinia, Greece, and his mother an Italian. He showed his talent for fresco painting at an early age and painted in several Roman palaces.  In 1849 he sailed for the United States, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1852.

The Apotheosis of Washington, his most ambitious work at the Capitol Building, was painted in 11 months at the end of the Civil War, soon after the new dome was completed, for $40,000. The figures, up to 15 feet tall, were painted to be intelligible from close up as well as from 180 feet below. Some of the groups and figures were inspired by classical and Renaissance images, especially by those of the Italian master Raphael.

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