During these months of hard and then soft lockdown, especially in this second wave of contagion by COVID-19, Italy is experimenting with the distance learning approach. Results are not enthusiastic for now: not only for the intrinsic attitude of Italian professors to be against every kind of change but also due to poor technologic background of hig...

An Italian team has made a breakthrough in leukemia research raising fresh hope of treating the blood cancer better. The team has shown the effectiveness of treatment with lab-engineered cells dubbed CARCIK on acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children and adults. Using the new cells, six out of seven treated patients showed a complete disappea...

In these months, we all realized better how fundamental scientific research can be, not only for the improvement of our societies but also to keep our planet safe against future challenges. Covid-19 has undoubtedly given credit to science and its capacity to solve critic situations. The Italian ability in this field has never been in doubt, so the...

Before the coronavirus emergency, many Italians had no clue what ‘smart-working’ meant and could not remotely predict that it was going to become one of the most trending words of 2020. ‘Smart-working’ is an English phrase used in Italian to mean working from home. Now, everyone who has a television has heard at least once Prime Minister Giuseppe C...

Italy is to make two modules for the future gateway space station orbiting the moon in NASA's Artemis program, sources said Wednesday. The modules will be among the main ones at the future space station. They will be made by Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between aerospace firms Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%). The modules are the I-Hab (Inte...

While museums in America may be forced to ditch TikTok as the US government plans to block downloads of the app starting on Sunday, data from Italy’s Uffizi Galleries suggests the Chinese video sharing platform is a powerful tool for attracting younger visitors. Since moving onto multiple social media channels, including TikTok, during the lockdown...

Ludovica Tomaciello had never shopped on Amazon before being trapped at her parents’ house in March during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown. Bored one afternoon scrolling TikTok, she spotted hair scrunchies that she then tracked down and ordered on Amazon. When the package arrived, she was hooked. She soon signed up for Amazon Prime and turned to the s...

Some of the greatest inventions known to man were developed to solve fundamental problems. Some of those would achieve legendary status. The ice resurfacer, in its most basic descriptive name, no matter the manufacturer, is known to most everyone as the Zamboni. Strange name, eh? Consider that the Zamboni was invented and used for a full 10 years b...

Ancient Rome was famously home to the Colosseum, dozens of column-flanked temples, and numerous bathhouses, but the Eternal City was also filled with a number of more surprising innovations, from air-conditioned apartments to postal workers, and books to bacon. This article covers 10 important Roman inventions that you may not know about, and which...

Covid-19 is the virus that most of all has spread globally, so the major superpowers of the planet are preparing to find a vaccine that can be of protection for its inhabitants and of central importance for the geopolitical dynamics of the world. The United States has decided to rely on the innovation of the RECORD system, generated by the artifici...