On June 8, 2020, the State Department of the United States announced a proposal to extend its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Italy. The MoU, which was originally agreed to in 2001 and augmented every five years since, establishes restrictions on imports of certain artifacts of cultural importance from Italy to the United States. But while t...

A hi-tech vegetable garden to grow micro-green on the Moon and in extreme environments such as the polar ones, set up inside a special ‘igloo greenhouse’ designed to withstand very low temperatures. But also space missions simulated thanks to advanced immersive virtual reality techniques. This is the challenge of V-GELM (Virtual Greenhouse Experime...

The Italian food sector will register a 5% decrease in revenue in 2020 due to the effect of coronavirus, but is likely to stage a comeback next year, posting 7.7% growth. The forecast comes from the sixth edition of the Food Industry Monitor by the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo (Cuneo), carried out in association with Ceresio Inves...

Here at We the Italians we’ve been thinking that science and research are two fundamental and very delicate aspects of our lives way before the covid-19 virus hit the whole world: here at We the Italians we believe that science and research are extremely serious and complicated things, that require studies, talent and sweat, and we are therefore gr...

Italy and Spain have been singled out by the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) as good examples of how to successfully contain the coronavirus. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, made his remarks on 1 July during a virtual conference on the covid-19 crisis. "In March, Italy and Spain were the epicentre of the pandemic" - Te...

La prima retina artificiale liquida è italiana: è una protesi formata da una soluzione acquosa in cui sono sospese nanoparticelle fotoattive, in grado di adempiere alle funzioni dei fotorecettori naturali della retina, quando questi sono danneggiati da malattie neurodegenerative e dall’invecchiamento. La ricerca è il frutto di una collaborazione tr...

Dr. Cristiano Huscher has long used robotics and artificial intelligence for surgical procedures at the Policlinico Abano chain of hospitals in Italy. So when six doctors contracted Covid-19 at his hospital in Sardinia two months ago, he once again turned to technology — in this case, UVD Robots — to disinfect the rooms. The robot moves autonomousl...

Coronavirus may have been present in Italy as early as December, according to the country's National Institute for Health (ISS). The virus was found in samples of sewage water in Milan and Turin, the institute said in a new report. ISS researchers analysed 40 samples of wastewater collected from October 2019 to February 2020, and compared them to 2...

Before the reopening, designers spent time reimagining the future of dining in Italy. In reality, we have seen little plexiglass in restaurants and the regulations say that masks are not required at your table during consumption. Mask wearing and eating and drinking, you see, don’t go very well together. However, now a group of Italian designers wa...

A young girl in Naples has recovered her hearing thanks to complex surgery involving an implant of a middle ear temporal bone created using 3D-printing technology. The innovative operation - the first in Italy to use 3D printing to custom-design a prosthesis of the missing bone - was carried out by surgeons at the Santobono-Pausillipon pediatric ho...