A three-year-old girl has eaten autonomously for the first time after her esophagus was reconstructed by a team of surgeons at Turin's Regina Margherita pediatric hospital. The little girl suffered from a congenital malformation - type A esophageal atresia. Before the groundbreaking surgery, the toddler was first fed through a nasogastric tube and...

Riccardo Giacconi, the “Father of X-ray Astronomy,” Nobel Prize winner and one of the most influential figures of modern astrophysics, died in December at the age of 87. Over a career spanning more than five decades in time and 10 orders of magnitude in wavelength, Riccardo opened up new windows for observing the universe, and revolutionized the wa...

A two-wheeled delivery robot designed to tackle tight European streets will take centre stage at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. YAPE, the acronym of Your Autonomous Pony Express, is the first autonomous electric vehicle designed for urban delivery in difficult European streets. Its maker, Milan–based accelerator e-Novia, will d...

Pompeii's 'gladiator school' reopened Thursday after a three-year restoration following a collapse eight years ago. The director of the archaeological park of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, on Thursday said "collapses in the archaeological digs of Pompeii are a closed chapter". The director of the ancient city, which was smothered in lava and ash by the...

Un premio all’innovazione, alla ricerca, alla passione per l’imprenditoria, alle nuove idee e al futuro. Il premio si articola in due categorie, che avranno quali protagonisti rispettivamente i ricercatori e gli scienziati che hanno fornito un contributo all’estero per la promozione della scienza e della tecnologia e i fondatori di start-up tecnolo...

Early Jurassic predatory dinosaurs are very rare, and mostly small in size. Saltriovenator zanellai, a new genus and species described in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ - the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences by Italian paleontologists, is the oldest known ceratosaurian, and the world's largest (one ton) predatory dinosaur from the Lower...

The thirteenth U.S.-Italy Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology (JCM) convened December 3–6 in Washington, DC, culminating in the signing of a joint declaration at the U.S. Department of State. Italian and U.S. government agencies and research organizations met throughout the week to discuss advancements, continued research cooperation...

Gianluca De Novi, Ph.D., a serial entrepreneur and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, has brought the Italian company XSurgical, a firm specializing in surgical robotics, to the United States, with the objective of developing new cutting-edge products in this domain. DeNovi, a native of the small Italian town Bernalda in Basilicata, Italy,...

Essere diciottenne, non ancora diplomato ma già menzionato come giovane genio della ricerca scientifica? È possibile ed è quello che è accaduto a Giuseppe Bungaro, giovanissimo studente pugliese che, dopo aver vinto l'European Union Contest for Young Scientists (la competizione vede in gara i talenti scientifici europei junior fra i 14 e i 21 anni)...

Il primo passo verso i circuiti elettronici di nuova generazione, con ridottissimo consumo energetico e riscaldamento, parte dall'Italia: ricercatori dell'Istituto Nanoscienze del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Nano-Cnr), guidati da Francesco Giazotto, hanno realizzato il primo transistor, un dispositivo elettronico, interamente basato su mate...