Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Commonwealth Fusion Systems successfully tested the world's most powerful high-temperature superconducting magnet in a step toward building a fusion power plant to generate carbon-free power. Italian energy group Eni is a shareholder in CFS, a fusion energy research company spun off by MIT, after investing...

A team of researchers coordinated by Enrico Prati of the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN) at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Milan developed a quantum computer that beats the competition of Google, in a study published in the Nature Research journal Communications Physics. Applying artificial intelligence and deep l...

Alessandra Buonanno has become the first Italian woman to win the Dirac medal, one of the science world's top awards. Dr. Buonanno is a theoretical physicist and a director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany. She was given the Dirac medal awarded by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) for h...

The current era is all about reducing, reusing, and recycling. The increasing and alarming global warming situation has forced people to think about their activities from a broader perspective. Every single thing that can impact the environment either positively or negatively is being re-thought and rewired. In these crucial times, scientists and r...

In a first for Europe, a fully artificial heart has been successfully implanted into a patient in Naples, Italy. The bioprosthetic heart, developed by French company Carmat, has already been implanted into patients in clinical trial settings in the US but this operation marks the first commercial sale and use of the product. In December 2020, Carma...

The Cruise Division of the MSC Group, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and Italian energy company Snam said Monday that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a feasibility study for the design and construction of what would become the world's first ocean-going hydrogen-powered cruise ship. In the next 12 months the three companies...

An ancient Roman vessel dating back to the second century BC has been discovered in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Palermo. The ship lies 92 metres (302ft) deep in the ocean, near Isola delle Femmine, and from the first images taken by a submarine robot it was carrying a copious cargo of wine amphorae. “The Mediterranean continually gives u...

Italy's Brembo (BRBI.MI) said on Monday it would open its first high technology lab in California's Silicon Valley to accelerate the company's digitisation, one of the key objectives of a plan announced in September. Brembo's 'Inspiration Lab' will focus on strengthening the company's expertise in software development, data science and artificial i...

Bologna, Padua, and Rome's La Sapienza universities topped the rankings of major state-run Italian universities published by the CENSIS think tank on Monday. Bologna came top again with a score of 91.8 points, followed again by Padua with 88.7. La Sapienza rose from fourth last year to third this year with a score of 85.5 while Florence University...

The celebrated Italian astrophysicist Margherita Hack will be honoured with a statue in Milan, to be unveiled on the centenary of her birth next year. The tribute to Hack, who died in 2013, will be Milan's first public statue dedicated to a woman. Behind the project is the Deloitte Foundation, in collaboration with Casa degli Artisti and with the s...