The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today that it has awarded the 2018 John Torrence Tate Award for International Leadership in Physics to Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti. Named after the celebrated American physicist John Torrence Tate, the Tate medal was established in 1959 and is awarded every two years to non-U.S. citizens for...

The Developer Academy is a partnership between the Federico II University in Naples and Apple. It also got part of its funding via the European Cohesion Policy. Valeria Fascione is a member of the regional government of Campania: “Naples is the youngest city in Europe and its a city that has a strong tradition of training engineers in new technolog...

One of the blue-sky concepts that has been a popular talking point in medical 3D printing circles is the notion of installing 3D printers at hospital bedsides. That vision is edging a little closer to reality, thanks to a partnership between LimaCorporate (San Daniele del Friuli, Italy) and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS; New York, NY). The...

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...