Last summer, Adriana Giorgis and two of her University of Virginia classmates piled into a car and drove between 35 coastal villas dotted along the coast of Tuscany. It sounds like a dream roadtrip, and in many ways it was. But it was the dream of an academic and architectural historian, not a tourist. And the villas weren’t just any villas; they w...

The aim of the EU Prize for Women Innovators is to raise public awareness of the need for more innovation and more women entrepreneurs, to recognise the success of women in innovation and create strong role models. The prize is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.   Michela Puddu (picture, far right) received the “Ri...

People who are at most risk for heart attacks present a specific genetic marker in the blood and this new and important marker has been identified by an Italian study published in the prestigious journal Plos One. The pilot study permits the prompt identification of people of high risk to be urgently treated, the study said. Coronary heart disease...

Evidence of crawling in an Italian cave system sheds new light on how late Stone Age humans behaved as a group, especially when exploring new grounds, says a study published today in eLife. The cave of Bàsura at Toirano and its human and animal fossil traces have been known since the 1950s, with the first studies conducted by Italian archaeologist...

Con 54.300 tonnellate di imballaggi in alluminio riciclate nel 2018, pari all'80,2% delle complessive 67.700 tonnellate immesse sul mercato - cui vanno aggiunte 4.300 tonnellate di imballaggio sottile destinato alla termovalorizzazione -, l'Italia si conferma anche per il 2018 Paese di eccellenza a livello europeo per quantità di alluminio riciclat...

Mauro Ferrari, a pioneer of the application of nanotechnology to medicine, has been appointed president of the European Research Council (ERC). The Italian-American dual citizen will replace the current president, French mathematician Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, on 1 January 2020. Ferrari will lead the ERC as the Horizon 2020 research programme, throu...

Primetals Technologies, tra i leader mondiali nella ricerca, sviluppo, progettazione e installazione di tecnologie per impianti dell’industria siderurgica, e il Gruppo Arvedi hanno siglato un importante accordo per la fornitura a US Steel Corporation – iconico produttore di acciaio statunitense specializzato nella produzione di acciai ad alto valor...

Individuato il meccanismo che può far morire il cancro 'di fame'. La scoperta, pubblicata sulla rivista Cancer Cell, è di un gruppo di ricercatori italiani coordinati da Saverio Minucci, direttore del Programma Nuovi Farmaci dell'Istituto Europeo di Oncologia. Lo studio - condotto su topi e cellule umane in vitro in laboratorio - dimostra infatti c...

In Italy in recent years there has been growing awareness of the fact that digital transformation actually means redesigning the entire Country and seizing the opportunities offered by innovation to overcome the structural and cultural backwardness that today are an obstacle to growth. The process of change is currently underway but it is rather he...

Le mosse, fluide, coordinate, richiamano «2001: Odissea nello spazio». Moduli di astronavi che si connettono, comunicano, eseguono compiti, in perfetta autonomia. E poco importa se lo “spazio” somiglia a un tavolo da biliardo e le navicelle sono di mattoncini Lego. I tempi devono essere rispettati, i movimenti eseguiti al millimetro. E i robot devo...