River flow prediction in Africa with newly rainfall products developed by Cnr

News 27/07/2020

As part of the SMOS+Rainfall project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection (Cnr-Irpi) in Perugia in collaboration with the University of Grenoble, the University of Toulouse and the CNRS, has developed new rainfall products that use satellite soil moisture data to obtain more accurate estimates

The Anthropocene signature on Mount Elbrus, Caucasus

Press release 03/07/2020

Researchers of the Institute of Polar Sciences of the Italian National Research Council and of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice analyzed a series of fragrances deriving from personal care products and consumer goods in an ice core from Mt. Elbrus, Caucasus: the concentration profile of such fragrances from the 1930s to 2005 follows the trend of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)- originated from combustion and industrial activities -showing a marked increase starting from the 1950s, known as the “Great Acceleration”.The results of this study were published on Scientific Reports

"An Italian glacier is turning pink. And that's not good news"

Press review 06/07/2020

The Presena glacier, in northern Italy, is turning pink because of algae: a development that will make the ice melt faster, says researcher Biagio Di Mauro, of the Cnr Institute of Polar Sciences

First measurement of the Anomalous Hall effect of a light beam

Press release 02/07/2020

Researchers from Cnr-Nanotec in Lecce have demonstrated in a work published on Nature that a photon beam can drift laterally from its trajectory due to the topological curvature of its energy band, like if rolling on a cliff it could feel a different wind depending on its polarization state

Cnr-Itm Newsletter

Institutional Area

The Cnr Institute on membrane technology (Itm) released the June issue of the newsletter, with an overview on recent publications, projects, updates, events and staff news

Strengthening electrical systems against cyber attacks

Press note 10/06/2020

Cnr-Ircres, on behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners of the United States (Naruc), developed the volume of guidelines "Evaluating the prudency of cybersecurity investments: Guidelines for Energy Regulators", edited by researcher Elena Ragazzi, conceived as a practical tool that regulators can use to strengthen electrical systems against cyber attacks

WMO Regional Training Centre in Italy supports competency development for climate services in Africa

Press review 29/06/2020

The World Metereological Organization (WMO) Regional Training Centre in Italy, founded in 1987 and officially recognized in 1997, is operated by the Institute of BíoEconomy of the National Research Council. The Centre contributes to the database of Open Educational Resources in support of education and training activities through the WMO E-Library Global Campus component, and its newly developed training package, TOPaCS (Training Operational Package for Climate Services), is now released for public use

Spliceosome: how the right information is propagated in cells

Press release 01/06/2020

A new study of the Istituto Officina dei Materiali (Iom) of the National Research Council of Italy, in association with International School for Advanced Studies (Siss) sheds light on how the spliceosome works. It is a complex cellular system, composed of proteins and RNA, responsible for a “cutting and sewing” process with which protein synthesis is carried out. Defects in its functioning are involved in more than 200 diseases. The study has recently been published on the Journal of the American Chemical Society, which also dedicated the cover to it

The crowdfunding initiative for the Project FarmaCovid is now online

News 29/05//2020

The campaign is organized by the Italian association “Semi di Scienza” for the project carried on jointly by the Institute of biophysics of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Ibf) and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Icgeb), aimed at identifying a drug effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus 

From society to research

Institutional Area

Foresight is a interdepartmental project of the National Research Council of Italy, aimed at elaborating coherent research strategies and addressing socially relevant problems related to environment, health, food, enery, security and transportation


Institutional area

Cnr-Isa is amongst the research partners of 'Stance4Health', a project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 with tha aim of developing a complete Smart Personalized Nutrition (SPN) service based on the use of mobile technologies as well as tailored food production that will optimize the gut microbiota activity and long-term consumer engagement

Technology transfer office

Institutional area

Technology transfer represents the Cnr’s second mission, after the scientific research. Cnr-TTO is responsible for all the activities related to TT, namely protection of research results, IPR management and exploitation, promotion and support for spin-off creation, marketing and promotion of research results

Cnr-Spin and Covid-19

Institutional area

The Cnr-Spin Institute launched a website aimed at understanding the current pandemic and providing support to scientists, policy makers and society at its large, by comparing and interpreting publicly available data with an original approach