NEWS FROM : ITALY  

By Marissa Fessenden The first motion pictures were simple image sequences — like that captured by British photographer Eadweard Muybridge using a series of cameras tripped by a horse galloping in 1878. Even the first films with plot were short (like George Méliès's 1902 A Trip to the Moon, which has a run time of about 14 minutes).   The f...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Starting from the ancient custom of storing food in the snow, over the centuries a taste developed for sweet drinks and cooled mixtures consumed at the beginning or end of a meal. A key step came with Eastern insights into artificial freezing methods.   With its resounding passion and interest in research from dist...

by Claudia Astarita   Italy richness in beauties is not a secret, still there are some amazing places that are not yet well-known. It is certainly the case of several medieval burgs scattered on the territory.   First to be mentioned among the ones selected by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera is Castelvetro di Modena (Emilia Roma...

by Tessa Boase The Italians do not do solitude. They will happily spend the entire summer laid out cheek by jowl on the country's beaches. On Italy's east coast, at Pescara, you pay €10 (£7) a day for a sun lounger and parasol, and don't stir for a fortnight. It's a noisy, congested, sybaritic ritual that is part of the national identity. Be...

di Antonio Carnevale   Un minuscolo pannello fotovoltaico in grado di catturare la luce per stimolare i neuroni e restituire la vista alle persone. È su questo che da qualche anno sta lavorando un team – composto da fisici, neurobiologi, ingegneri biomedici e chirurghi oftalmologi – nei laboratori del dipartimento Neurosciences and Brain Tec...

It took years of often tense negotiations, but on Tuesday the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum in Copenhagen signed an agreement that includes the return of archaeological artifacts that Italy said had been looted from Italian soil.   "What at first looked as if it would turn into a legal, political deadl...

Viterbo, Sette Città, 2012, pp.118, € 12.   A sette anni dalla sua discussione come tesi di dottorato presso l'Università di Trieste questo lavoro trova spazio in sede editoriale. Nel tempo trascorso da allora Pretelli ha dato alle stampe numerosi altri contributi di storia delle migrazioni italiane sotto forma di saggi e volumi e si è confr...

L'Ufficio Commerciale del Consolato Americano a Milano sarà presente allo Zoomark International di Bologna, fiera leader in Italia per i pet products, con oltre 30 espositori provenienti direttamente dagli USA. Prevalentemente nuovi al mercato italiano, questi espositori presenteranno i loro prodotti e le loro proposte commerciali a potenziali dist...

Fernando Napolitano provides his input to "Destinazione Italia", a 50 policy action document just issued by the Italian government to attract FDI (Foreign Direct Investments). While welcoming this document and efforts by different ministries, it warns on the peril of being ineffective and not visible to investors who have plenty of options and alte...

Two doctors on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean have set up their own international exchange program. Dr. Frank Nisenfeld and his wife, Sue, have hosted Dr. Anna Rebesco, of Asti, Italy, for a month, so she could see how medicine is practiced in the states. Nisenfeld, an orthopedic surgeon with the Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute in...

La Regione Lazio ha presentato nei giorni scorsi alla Farnesina "Lazio international", un piano per favorire l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese e rendere più competitivo il territorio.   L'obiettivo è quello di restituire alle imprese del Lazio un ruolo di primo piano nella formazione del Pil del Paese. 65 milioni di euro il totale...

By Mauro Battocchi   Currently, the US and EU trade levels are a well over half a trillion dollars per year. Our combined GDP represents more than half of global GDP, and our bilateral trade and investment flows account for more than 30% of global trade.   Each day, $2.7 billion in goods and services are traded bilaterally, which sust...