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Smart Cities and New Green Solutions online event

An Embassy of Italy Event, in association with the National Academy of Sciences and the Nobel Prize Summit Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00pm EST / 18:00 CET Inspired by the motto of the G20 Italian Presidency in 2021, ‘People, Planet, Prosperity’ and on the triple special occasion of the 160th...

COVID-19, riscontrata un’associazione tra la proteina HERV-W ENV e l’evoluzione della malattia

Lo studio dell’Università “Tor Vergata” e del Policlinico Tor Vergata su EBioMedicine – The Lancet I ricercatori dell’Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” hanno dimostrato per la prima volta la presenza di un’elevata quantità della proteina HERV-W ENV nelle cellule del sangue dei pazienti COVID-19, in particolare nei linfociti T,cellule che...

Enlightenment Through Entertainment: How I Teach My Online Classes

It’s funny to think that little more than a year ago, none of us knew the phrase “social distancing”, and yet now, it’s become a part of everyday life! In order to keep ourselves safe, we’ve had to adapt to a whole new way of life. It’s been tricky enough...

Tech Share Day 2021

Following the success of Tech Share Day 2020, we embarked on organizing a new #event this Spring: Tech Share Day 2021, focused on Environmentally Sound Technologies. Whilst we wait to open registrations and welcome you all to ‘Save the Date’, we thought you might like to have a sneak-peek of...

Calling all future astronauts!

Applications are open for ESA’s first astronaut selection in over a decade, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to put themselves forward. Vacancy notices “Astronaut” and “Astronaut (with a physical disability)” have been posted to jobs.esa.int. Applications must be submitted via this site before 28 May 2021 to be considered...

Innovation Days 2021

Costruire oggi l’Italia di domani, Innovation Days is back with a new series of events to look to the future under the name of innovation.   Production processes, design, maintenance, logistics, food, automotive, components, machinery: these are some of the topics on which the third edition of Innovation Days, the...

Maria Chiara Carrozza is the new president of CNR

Maria Chiara Carrozza is an Italian physicist, engineer and politician. She was the Minister of education, university and research between April 2013 and February 2014 in the Letta Cabinet. Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering, The Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy and Scientific Director of Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi...

Water: Purifiers as ‘urban biorefineries’ to recover water and materials

Turning purification plants into actual “urban biorefineries”, capable of extracting water and materials from sewage sludge to be used in other economic sectors like agriculture (water for irrigation, fertilizers , etc.) or to produce energy (for instance biomethane). The proposal, contained in a document developed by a Working Group comprising...

ENEA makes 14 million euro bet on Italian “Hydrogen Valley”

A research hub on the outskirt of Rome to develop a domestic hydrogen supply chain Creating the first Italian Hydrogen Valley to develop a national supply chain for production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen, focusing on research, technologies, infrastructures and innovative services. The project, conceived by ENEA, kicks off...

Learning from meteorites to improve bone replacements

Whitlockite, which has the ideal formula Ca9Mg(PO4)6, is a rare natural calcium phosphate found in granite rocks. It is retrieved also in chondritic meteorites, along with its de-hydrogenated analogue, the mineral merrillite (the most important reservoir of phosphate phosphorous in the Solar System), making it a natural phase largely studied...

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