A tiny Italian charity is dreaming big after its prototype for a foldable cardboard tent for the homeless went viral online - with the unwitting help of a local far-right politician. From Japan to Ireland, hundreds of organizations have enquired about the tent designed to keep rough sleepers warm during cold winter nights, since the group posted a...

Ci sono anche quattro realtà italiane in corsa per il Fruit Logistica Innovation Award (FLIA) 2019, l’oscar dell’innovazione nel settore ortofrutticolo assegnato ogni anno nell’ambito della kermesse berlinese (6-8 febbraio 2019, fiera Messe). Il 6 e 7 febbraio, i primi due giorni del salone, oltre 77 mila visitatori professionali provenienti da più...

L’antica Siracusa ricostruita con uno spettacolare video in 3D. Un’accurata ricostruzione che ci permette di fare un salto nel tempo e di ammirare quella che per Cicerone fu “la più grande bella di tutte le città greche”. Fondata nel 734 a.C. da coloni di Corinto, Siracusa raggiunse il suo massimo splendore nel periodo greco. L’importanza della cit...

In most western households, forks are a basic part of a table setting — unless you’re all eating is soup.  The relationship Italians have with the fork is certainly crucial. How could we eat spaghetti without one?  ,When I was a kid, my dad spent hours teaching me how to twirl my fork so that not a strand of spaghetti hung down as I lifted that inc...

I’ve been fascinated by the artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci for decades. He had one of the most innovative minds ever. Next year is the 500th anniversary of his death, and I thought I would share a short video about a project I’ve worked on that is helping to mark the occasion. The project is called the Codescope. It’s an interactive kiosk wi...

The Ambassador of Italy to the USA, Armando Varricchio, visited Las Vegas, Nevada and attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). For over 50 years, CES has been the world's most important innovation show, where new ideas, technologies and investors meet. This year, thanks to the support of the Italian Trade Commission, the Sardinia Region, Teore...

On January 1st 2019, the system of electronic invoicing became mandatory for private businesses. Italy is the second European country to introduce this informatic system after Portugal, where it is mandatory since 2012. The measure follows the European Union VAT directive aimed at modernizing public administration and fighting tax fraud. While the...

Robots have traditionally been used as educational props in mathematics, science or technology. But one school in Italy is now taking a different approach. Teachers there have been using them to educate youngsters in non-technical subjects like drama or the Italian language. “The project was born out of a bit of madness, and also out of interest fo...

Riccardo Giacconi, the “Father of X-ray Astronomy,” Nobel Prize winner and one of the most influential figures of modern astrophysics, died in December at the age of 87. Over a career spanning more than five decades in time and 10 orders of magnitude in wavelength, Riccardo opened up new windows for observing the universe, and revolutionized the wa...

A two-wheeled delivery robot designed to tackle tight European streets will take centre stage at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. YAPE, the acronym of Your Autonomous Pony Express, is the first autonomous electric vehicle designed for urban delivery in difficult European streets. Its maker, Milan–based accelerator e-Novia, will d...