Regarding innovation and "best green practice policies and procedures", one must be aware of the fact that such phenomena are coming to life more than ever in Italy, and at the same time worldwide.  Starting from eco-practices in the sector of mobility, to procedures used by bio-medical companies or in the field of cosmetics, researchers, scientist...

It may not do away with the HIV-virus entirely, but the Italian discovery of the Tat protein “brings us closer to the eradication of the virus and promises to improve the lives of millions of patients,” says Barbara Ensoli, researcher of Higher Institute of Health (ISS) that discovered the protein vaccine more than 20 years ago. The discovery reach...

Another exit for a NYC startup: Authorea, co-founded by the Italian astrophysics Alberto Pepe, has been acquired by Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. “I want to bring sexy back to science”, Pepe said when he launch his startup in 2012 with Nathan Jenkins. “Our mission – Pepe now explains – has been the same from da...

“Thinking of technology in a conscious way, as a broad development process that strengthens the ethical aspect, so investing in a sort of ‘slow and ethic technology’, means taking into account and evaluating all the consequences and impact on our society of every single innovation, referring to our values and always focusing on the individual” is t...

Archaeologists in Rome are to embark on a quest for a 2,500-year-old stone sarcophagus linked to the legend of the city’s fabled founder – Romulus. They believe it lies hidden in a chamber deep beneath the Forum, once the heart of ancient Rome and now an area of ruined temples and imperial palaces that attracts millions of tourists a year. The ston...

The world's first operation to repair a prematurely aged heart was carried out successfully at Rome's S. Camillo hospital on 23-year-old Italian Sammy Basso. Basso is one of about 130 people in the world, and only four in Italy, who suffer from progeria, the extremely rare genetic condition that accelerates ageing. The complicated operation, carrie...

Fondata dagli imprenditori Marco Astorri e Guy Cicognani, Bio – on è un’ azienda bolognese nata con un unico grande obiettivo: produrre bioplastiche totalmente biodegradabili. Una sfida importante che cavalca l’impellente necessità di ridurre il dilagante spreco di plastica. I due imprenditori sembrano esserci riusciti grazie alla fermentazione bat...

Sal Serio's last trip to Sicily, his ancestral home, three years ago left an enduring imprint in his mind. It's one that he replays frequently. "It was my fourth time to visit Sicily," said Serio, 84, and a native New Orleanian. "Where my ancestors lived was in a town located on the Tyrrhenian Sea. One day, I walked to the edge of the sea and sat o...

Uno studente lucano vince una sfida a livello mondiale, intascando 20 mila dollari. Si tratta di Alessio Gravina, studente 23enne di Maratea, che ha vinto in team il Fujitsu AI-NLP Challenge, una sfida al livello mondiale per sviluppare un programma in grado di scegliere la risposta corretta a domande poste in lingua inglese. Lo studente marateota,...

The second talk of the series is with Federico Faggin, an Italian physicist, inventor and entrepreneur, widely known for designing the first commercial microprocessor (1971) and leading the design group of the 4004 (MCS-4) project, during the first five years of Intel's microprocessor effort. Most importantly, in 1968, while working at Fairchild Se...