The first bionic hand to let amputees physically "feel" what they are touching will be transplanted onto a human later this year. An Italian man who lost the lower section of his arm in an accident will have the hand attached, via electrodes clipped on to two of his main nerves, directly to his nervous system. Scientists say this should let him c...

di Flavia Gamberale Fraticelli   Anche gli italiani entrano nell'ambito mercato delle connected car. È tutto made in Italy il progetto Smart tyre, nato dalle menti di Arash Golamzadeh Nasrabadi, Alessandro Biondi, Alessio Balsini e Davide Calvaresi della scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa.   La loro startup, Wriggle Solutions, ha infa...

By Thomas D'Addona As Staten Island and America celebrate Columbus Day, I wanted to offer an Italian's perspective on what is a deep-rooted, historical friendship between two great countries: Italy and the United States. Maybe it was because the Genovese Cristoforo Colombo risked it all to set sail for the "New World" or because millions and mill...

By Guy D'Astolfo   The Youngstown Connection has made a lot of amazing trips over its 28 years of existence, including a few visits to Europe. But its recent trip to Italy topped them all, said Carol Baird, the founder and director of the city schools' song and dance troupe.   The 14 high-school age members, plus Baird and three...

"It can even incline five steps more without falling": the history of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is full of anecdotes and legends, which come along with interesting researches and studies.   One of these stories, from which the quote has been taken, dates back to 1728: when Charles Louis de Secondat, the Baron de Montesquieu visited the Piazz...

By Carlos E. Medina After eight years of dormancy, the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership has announced plans to rekindle the sister city relationship with Pisa, Italy.   In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the initial visit to Ocala by officials from Pisa, an Ocala contingent will travel to Pisa for a 10-day tour...

The Niles Taste of Sister Cities is back with plenty of food, dancing, music and raffle prizes. On March 19, the first Taste of Sister Cities in the past four years was held at Niles Family Fitness Center.   The festival aims to spotlight the culture of Niles' four sister cities – Pisa, Italy; Nafplion, Greece; Leixlip, Ireland; and Lmanova...

From Tuscany to the United States, with some special events in San Francisco: the celebrations for the 950th anniversary since the first stone of the Pisa Cathedral was laid and the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei got just big.   In fact, starting from this occurrence, a cultural exchange is taking place between the town of...

by Betty Laseter   A team of researchers at Pontedera BioRobotics Institute in Italy claimed to have created a robotic arm that can bend and contract like an octopus tentacle. The robotic arm is expected to play a really helpful role in the field of surgical procedures by enabling surgeons to perform minimally-invasive operations in compact...

When traveling to Italy, there are many great cities to choose from. Everyone knows about Rome, and many have seen its splendors through the eyes of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Fashion lovers will find the catwalks and shops of Milan to be inspiring. Those who love romance often head for Venice.   The architecture lovers head for Floren...