Mobility is entering a new era, one which is more sustainable and efficient. Electricity storage and engine technologies are mature, clean energy sources and smart grids are widely available, climate change imposes new challenges, new life styles emerge and consumers, like institutions, are becoming increasingly aware: all of which allows us to say...

Visti per la prima volta con certezza i 'mattoni' della vita fuori dal nostro pianeta, si trovano sul pianeta nano Cerere. La scoperta, pubblicata su Nature sotto la guida di Maria Cristina De Sanctis, dell'Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Inaf), e fatta grazie a uno strumento italiano a bordo della sonda Dawn, indica che queste molecole fondamen...

Palermo will be home to the largest biotech research center in Europe: Italy has published in the Official Gazette the 113 million Euro tender that will assign the construction works to build Fondazione Ri.MED’s Centro per le biotecnologie e la ricerca biomedica (Cbrb) in the town of Carini, 20 kilometers from Palermo. The Center will host a struct...

An innovative startup is breathing new life in the world’s most ancient wheat. This is the goal of Nutracentis, a small company in Sarnico, near the northern Italian city of Bergamo, which since 2015 buys and processes the ancient grain to make dry pasta. The idea came from co-founder Monia Caramma: after studying correlations between nutrients, sh...

Sono ben due su 103 i giovani scienziati siciliani premiati con il Pecase (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers) dall’ex presidente Usa, Barack Obama: oltre a Marco Pavone, a tenere alto il vessillo dell’Isola c’è anche la 35enne marsalese Anna Grassellino, ingegnere elettronico che lavora al Fermilab di Batavia (sobborgo di...

The Italian startups scene keeps growing and, like every year, we would like to spot a top ten list of the most promising Italian startups. Some of these italian startups, selected by Business Insiders, were rewarded during the “Start up Day 2016” at the Bocconi University in Milan, one of the most important University in Italy in the field of econ...

«A parte le levatacce — la mattina comincio alle 4.30 e il nostro capo, Tim Cook, spesso è già in pista alle 3.45 — lavorare alla Apple significa essere in mezzo a un esercito e vivere, al tempo stesso, in un monastero» racconta il direttore finanziario del gruppo di Cupertino, Luca Maestri, durante un incontro al Consolato italiano di New York mod...

The 250% superamortization of investments in new machinery seems to be working just fine and is helping companies working in the sector rack up purchase orders at a pace that had long been forgotten. Optimism on the impact of the measure was evident at a conference in Milan with more than 300 business owners and managers that was streamed live yest...

Their goal is to design small, portable (or rather, “wearable”), kidney dialysis devices. California-based firm EasyDial Inc. and the University of Naples Federico II have signed an agreement to collaborate on this project. The Italo-American company, founded in California in 2013 by Italian engineer Renato Giordano, is opening a research center in...

Vespa, best known for its stylish scooters, is trying something new. The Italian company is opening a Boston-based division, called Piaggio Fast Forward, to focus on the future of mobility. Its first creation is Gita, a robot designed to carry cargo, such as groceries, and follow around a pedestrian or cyclist. The vision is that Gita will be able...