Evidence of crawling in an Italian cave system sheds new light on how late Stone Age humans behaved as a group, especially when exploring new grounds, says a study published today in eLife. The cave of Bàsura at Toirano and its human and animal fossil traces have been known since the 1950s, with the first studies conducted by Italian archaeologist...

Con 54.300 tonnellate di imballaggi in alluminio riciclate nel 2018, pari all'80,2% delle complessive 67.700 tonnellate immesse sul mercato - cui vanno aggiunte 4.300 tonnellate di imballaggio sottile destinato alla termovalorizzazione -, l'Italia si conferma anche per il 2018 Paese di eccellenza a livello europeo per quantità di alluminio riciclat...

Mauro Ferrari, a pioneer of the application of nanotechnology to medicine, has been appointed president of the European Research Council (ERC). The Italian-American dual citizen will replace the current president, French mathematician Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, on 1 January 2020. Ferrari will lead the ERC as the Horizon 2020 research programme, throu...

Primetals Technologies, tra i leader mondiali nella ricerca, sviluppo, progettazione e installazione di tecnologie per impianti dell’industria siderurgica, e il Gruppo Arvedi hanno siglato un importante accordo per la fornitura a US Steel Corporation – iconico produttore di acciaio statunitense specializzato nella produzione di acciai ad alto valor...

Individuato il meccanismo che può far morire il cancro 'di fame'. La scoperta, pubblicata sulla rivista Cancer Cell, è di un gruppo di ricercatori italiani coordinati da Saverio Minucci, direttore del Programma Nuovi Farmaci dell'Istituto Europeo di Oncologia. Lo studio - condotto su topi e cellule umane in vitro in laboratorio - dimostra infatti c...

In Italy in recent years there has been growing awareness of the fact that digital transformation actually means redesigning the entire Country and seizing the opportunities offered by innovation to overcome the structural and cultural backwardness that today are an obstacle to growth. The process of change is currently underway but it is rather he...

Le mosse, fluide, coordinate, richiamano «2001: Odissea nello spazio». Moduli di astronavi che si connettono, comunicano, eseguono compiti, in perfetta autonomia. E poco importa se lo “spazio” somiglia a un tavolo da biliardo e le navicelle sono di mattoncini Lego. I tempi devono essere rispettati, i movimenti eseguiti al millimetro. E i robot devo...

At the height of Mussolini’s Italy, in the midst of war, few if any locals took notice of a diminutive woman cycling around the Italian countryside looking for eggs. After all, in the midst of international turmoil, a mother searching for rations for her children seemed the epitome of “normal.” Her native town of Turin, in northern Italy near the b...

About six months ago I stopped eating meat. I was teaching a graduate course at UCLA that investigated how Italian Renaissance writers conveyed their concepts about the human through writing about the nonhuman – plants, animals, objects, angels, demons, gods and God. As weeks passed, I found myself becoming more and more attuned to the nonhuman ent...

As a research assistant for Fordham’s oral history initiatives, the Bronx Italian American History Initiative (BIAHI) and The Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP), Alison Rini, FCRH ’21, said she saw shared themes between the two projects. Soon after that, Rini said her research mentor Kathleen LaPenta, along with Co-Director of BIAHI, Ja...