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One of the blue-sky concepts that has been a popular talking point in medical 3D printing circles is the notion of installing 3D printers at hospital bedsides. That vision is edging a little closer to reality, thanks to a partnership between LimaCorporate (San Daniele del Friuli, Italy) and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS; New York, NY). The...

Leonardo da Vinci is know for his spectacular inventions, including a mechanical submarine, a time machine, a mechanical dragonfly, Milan’s flying machine… and many more: flying, hydraulic, military and musical machines; machines that could help people work and machines that could entertain them; printing presses, odometers, bow compasses, oil chan...

Pizza can be a great divider in New York. In fact, one of the easiest ways to get into argument (without end) is to name a “best pizza in the city.” But at the same time, pizza — specifically the reheated, foldable, portable slice — is one of the city’s great uniters. There is no culinary experience that New Yorkers share more widely and more unani...

A spit fire, obstinate, passionate, with an explosive temper, these are just a few words describing the remarkable actress Anna Magnani. Born March 7, 1908, she was abandoned by her unmarried teenage mother and grew up with maternal grandparents. She did not know her father. Some report he was Egyptian, others say he was Calabrese. Some even claime...

Father Fabian Grifone, O.F.M., a former pastor of Most Precious Blood parish in lower Manhattan for more than 20 years, died Dec. 21 at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan. He was 93. He was pastor of Most Precious Blood, beginning in 1993 until the parish merged in 2014 with the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral through the Making All Things N...

Ne sono passati di secoli da quando, nel 1154, in una sorta di guida turistica ante litteram, il geografo arabo Al-Idrin menzionò "un cibo di farina in forma di fili", chiamato triyah(dall'arabo itrija, che sopravvive nella lingua moderna e deriva dalla radice tari = umido, fresco). Quel cibo si confezionava a Palermo e si esportava in botti in tut...

The beautiful walled city of Volterra, an ancient Etruscan town some 45 miles southwest of Florence, is famous for its well-preserved medieval ramparts, museums and archeological sites, and atmospheric cobblestone streets. Fans of American author Stephanie Meyer know it as the setting for the second book in the Twilight series, New Moon.  But Volte...

According to Sporting Kansas City Technical Director and Manager Peter Vermes, 16-year-old Gianluca Busio is not headed anywhere anytime soon. As reported by our own Mike Kuhn (@mikedkuhn) on Twitter and Chad C Smith (@PlayFor90) at thebluetestament.com, last Friday, former New England Revolution star and US National Team vet Taylor Twellman blatan...

The Woodlands just welcomed new destination for Italian fare Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen headed up by a notable Italian-born chef. The new eatery located in the Westin hotel at 2 Waterway Square Place offers “spectacular” views of The Woodlands Waterway and Waterway Square. EDG Design dreamt up the restaurant décor of neutral tones, leather, and...

It starts with the name — featuring two cities as opposed to the usual one — and involves venues dotted across a large swath of northern Italy stretching from Milan to the Dolomites. The Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympics has the potential to revolutionize the Winter Games and leave a new blueprint for the future. It's the first candidacy to f...

A small crowd milled outside Delfina—the dining room was packed—but peering through the window, I spied a free seat at the bar, and with the host's approval, commandeered it. Scanning the menu, I came across the words Bigoli in Salsa, an old-school Venetian recipe one encounters today only in Venice's few remaining non-touristic restaurants. A wave...

Before the end of World War II and the fall of Mussolini’s Fascist regime, a different genre of Italian cinema emerged called Neorealism. The movement began in 1942 and took off in 1943. When the war ended, Italy found itself on its knees, after years or war, economic depression and hardship: neorealism was a reflection of this time. With its depic...