Trieste will be European Science Capital in 2020, the head of the Trieste International Foundation, Stefano Fantoni, announced Tuesday at a press conference with Friuli Governor Debora Serracchiani and Trieste Mayor Roberto Dipiazza. Trieste beat Dutch university cities Leiden - which will now be science capital in 2022 - and The Hague in the final...

Some describe Roma as a plate of archaeological lasagna (un piatto di lasagne archeologiche), made of layers upon layers of history (strati su strati di storia). Clementina Panella, a professor of archaeology at the Università di Roma “La Sapienza,” views it as a great book of human history (un grande libro di storia dell’umanità). After thirty yea...

Marco Dolci did not set out to become a NASA engineer. Instead, like many of Dolci’s pursuits, the career path presented itself on his lifelong quest “to know” – that is, to answer any and every question that crosses his mind. As a boy, his never-ending stampede of questions became too much even for his ever-patient parents, so they presented him w...

New discovery from the team of researchers of Archeometallurgy of the University of Padua. From the research published on "Plos One", it emerges that the origin of the Similaun Man, nicknamed Ötzi, originates from the area of southern Tuscany. Until today it was believed that the production and circulation of copper in the Alpine area in the 4th mi...

Their structures are still standing more than 1,500 years after the last centurion snuffed it: now the Romans’ secret of durable marine concrete has finally been cracked. The Roman recipe – a mix of volcanic ash, lime (calcium oxide), seawater and lumps of volcanic rock – held together piers, breakwaters and harbours. Moreover, in contrast to moder...

A team including Stanford researchers created a new digital archive to study Rome’s transformation over the centuries. The exhibit, which went online in the spring, consists of almost 4,000 digitized drawings, prints, photographs and sketches of historic Rome from the 16th to 20th centuries. The pieces were collected by renowned Roman archaeologist...

The Italian Industry 4.0 market increased by 25% in the 2016, even though its real potential is still to be defined. This is the main finding of the research of the Industry 4.0 Observatory of Polytechnical School of Milan presented yesterday in Milan. 1,7 billion euro – this is the value of the Italian market of IT solutions, technological compone...

Businessman Fabio De Furia is the new president of the Miami Scientific Italian Community (MSIC), unanimously elected today by the Shareholders’ Assembly. The Board of Directors will be composed of Dr. Alessia Fornoni, Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and Director of the Peggy and Harold Katz...

Si è conclusa la selezione dei progetti scientifici internazionali presentati alla sesta edizione del programma PIRE, Partnerships for International Research and Education, organizzato dalla National Science Foundation (NSF) degli Stati Uniti. Tre, dei tredici progetti vincitori, integrano team di ricerca italiani. Ad ogni progetto, arriveranno fin...

We often hear about the constant efforts by Italy’s regulatory bodies to safeguard our authentic “Made in Italy” merchandise mark. A lot of times, however, the best solutions are the ones developed by young start-up companies, like the Sardinian Autentico, that employs “Near Field Communication” (NFC) technology to prevent Italian products’ counter...