Dr. Anthony Fauci, who played a critical role in steering humanity through the two pandemics of our time, AIDS and COVID-19, announced Monday he is stepping down from his role in the federal government. As of December, he will leave the position he's held for 38 years as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as...

The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are seeking applications for the Leonardo Award 2022. This award was established in 2019 on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death to recognize the outstanding contributions of Italian/Italian American early career...

Have you ever wanted all the benefits of going to a bar without having to talk to the actual human being serving your drinks? You're in luck, because Italian scientists at the University of Naples Federico II have developed a machine that can do just that. Using machine-learning algorithms, BRILLO (Bartending Robot for Interactive Long-Lasting Oper...

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) has established the “Science, She Says!" Award to recognize an outstanding junior female scientist of foreign nationality who has remarkably contributed to the advancement of science and technology, while performing her research in one of the following five regions: Afric...

In the bright-blue Mediterranean Sea, sitting just west of the better part of Italy is an island on which falls golden-yellow rays of luminous sunshine.  A young man is not paying the sun much mind, however. He digs. Sweat soaks his hair, sticking it to his body. His shoulders ache and he continues to dig, looking up only when Steven Ellis, the cur...

The agreement has been signed among Piccola Industria di Confindustria Puglia, Politecnico di Bari, and Miami Scientific Italian Community to promote in the U.S. the Puglia innovation ecosystem made up of many Small Innovative Industries and top-notch Basic and Applied Scientific Research where excellent public and private partnerships operate syne...

If you find yourself wandering the forests outside of Pisa, Italy, and come across a vivid red, four-legged, headless creature scurrying through the undergrowth, rest assured there is no need to be alarmed. The creature is in fact a four-legged robot carrying out an important task - helping Pisa University researchers quantify and measure the conse...

Cinzia Zuffada is a veteran of the Space sector and one of the most illustrious representatives of Italian excellence abroad. Electromagnetic engineer, NASA JPL’s Deputy Scientist, principal investigator of two NASA ROSES awards, leading scientist for the Global Navigation Satellite Systems reflectometry (GNSS-R) project. As President of the Italia...

Souvenirs, an omnipresent facet of modern tourism, trace their roots to the ancient Mediterranean. In the Roman Empire, the common languages of Greek (koine) and Latin, standardised coinage and centralised bureaucracy increased the ease of travel, all of which helped a culture of souvenirs flourish. Indeed, a broad range of souvenirs commemorating...

Etna like the Moon: on the slopes of the volcano, tests of the European Space Agency's (Esa) autonomous rover, called Interact, which is to collect samples on our satellite, are in fact underway. The simulation, running until July 9, 2022, was organized by the German Aerospace Center (Dlr) with a major participation of Esa, and will allow to verify...