by Mario Platero   "The Italian government is strongly determined to take again a position of leadership in Italy and Europe in this sector," Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said in a speech during his visit at the IBM center for the Watson project in Boston, where he arrived yesterday. The prime minister signed an agreement to reuse some of th...

Claudio Pellegrini, a visiting scientist and consulting professor at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and distinguished professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, will receive the 2014 Enrico Fermi Award for his role in laying the scientific groundwork for the X-ray free-electron laser.  ...

Allo Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center di New York, alcuni ricercatori italiani impegnati nella ricerca di un farmaco anti-tumorale, hanno scoperto una crema anti-età, la prima che agisce sui geni responsabili dell'invecchiamento delle cellule della pelle.La ricerca è stata fatta per caso, ha spiegato Andrea Alimonti, responsabile dell'allora ricerca e...

In 2014, Italy's photovoltaic plants park is the third biggest in the world, after Germany and China and before USA and Japan. This is what emerges from ANIE Rinnovabili's report which underlines that in Italy there are 648,183 photovoltaic systems for a total power of 18,325 MW, about 15% of the world global solar energy production. ANIE Rinnovab...

In the framework of "2013: Year of Italian Culture in the US", ISSNAF - Italian Scientistsand Scholars in North America Foundation will award the 2013 ISSNAF Award for theHumanities. The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to acknowledge the research ofyoung Italian scholars in North America, whose commitment to their discipline of studyis innovati...

Italia batte Cina 2-0. Costi bassi e preparazione eccellente rendono competitivi gli italiani. O almeno quella fetta di manodopera «super qualificata» che viene impiegata in settori ad alta tecnologia.   «Abbiamo ingegneri estremamente capaci, che a parità di competenze hanno un costo per noi più basso rispetto a quello dei loro colleghi di...

Who knows America just superficially would never imagine how much interest for Italy there is in the southern United States, nor how many interesting things for us who live in the boot happen in that area, with a focal point in Texas, among the wealthier and more growing States, from every point of view. On December 6, for example, Houston will ho...

The Italian Wow Technology Group was amongst the winners of the "2016 International Projects" competition launched by the Environmental Management Division of the US Department of Energy (DoE). More specifically, the company based in Este, in the province of Padua, was one of the competition's ten winning projects.   Wow Technology thus obta...

A study run by Milan Chamber of Commerce for the HOMI international trade fair for interior design and upscale home decor has shown that Italians invite friends over once every three weeks for lunch or dinner and they spend about 2,000 euros per year.   The 44% of people prefer to invite friends and relatives to their house, "because they th...

Most people are familiar with the Zamboni ice resurfacer, but did you know an Italian American invented the machine? Frank Zamboni was born in Eureka, Utah, in 1901. His parents, both immigrants from Italy, moved their family to a farm in Idaho shortly after his birth.   When he was 15, Frank began to work as a mechanic at a local garag...