On November 29, 2018 the Italian Society of Extracellular Vesicles (EVIta) was founded in Turin. EVIta would promote basic, clinical and translational research and the interactive network among Italian researchers, in the field of extracellular vesicles
The Hydrology Group of Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) from the National Research Council, Italy, has won the BayWa Smart Farming Challenge as part of the International Copernicus Masters competition
On november15th, 2018, Casina Pio IV in Vatican City hosted a conference co-organized by the National Research Council of Italy and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, aimed at presenting scientific results and future scenarios anticipating COP24 in Katowice in december 2018. At the end of the meeting, a Final Statement of the 2018 PAS Plenary Session was released
On November 21th, the National research Council of Italy marked its 95th anniversary: a special ceremony was organised in the Cnr Rome headquarters, attended by major institutional representative
Venice is sinking at a rate of 1-2 mm/y. Combined with the present rate of sea level rise, ~3mm/y, this leads to ever more critical conditions for the possibility of flooding. With half of the city now no more than 80 cm above the present mean sea level and a tidal spring excursion of about 1 metre, any small surge will imply flooding in large parts of the city. A proper and reliable forecast is mandatory.
Understanding which is the response of the oceans to climate change and how climate change will influence fisheries and food supply from marine resources, is the aim of a recent study of the Institute of Information Science and Technology 'A. Faedo' (Cnr-Isti) in collaboration with Fao, published on the 'International Journal of Digital Earth'
Published by Springer the book 'Geothermal Energy and Society', editor Adele Manzella and Anna Pellizzone (Cnr-Igg), and Agnes Allansdottir (Fondazione Toscana Life Science)
D4Science is an open data infrastructure developed by Cnr-Isti, connecting over 4000 scientists in +50 countries, integrating +50 heterogeneous data providers, executing +55,000 models & algorithms/month; providing access to over a billion quality records in repositories worldwide. D4Science hosts +100 Virtual Research Environments to serve the biological, ecological, environmental, social mining, culture heritage, and statistical communities world-wide
Cnr launched two Joint Lab Projects to be jointly set up with foreign countries’ research Institutions. The selected research areas are physical sciences and technologies of matter (three year period 2019-2021), deadline for applications is December 18, 2018
In a joint interview with Science Business, the six research chiefs – of Max Planck, CNRS, Germany’s Leibniz Association and Helmholtz Association, Italy’s National Research Council (Cnr) and Spain’s Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) – said they are forming a “strong, informal group” to argue the political case for science in Europe, and develop new research projects together. In total, the six organisations employ more than 50,000 scientists and deliver a large share of the world’s top-cited research
The Beauty of Knowledge is an exhibition promoted and financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Maeci) Band carried out by the Italian National Research Council (Cnr) with the contribution of the four main Italian science museums: Fondazione Idis-Città della scienza (Naples); Museo Galileo (Florence); Museo delle scienza (Trento); Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci' (Milan)
Previous studies have shown that seabirds are able to navigate with accuracy over large expanses of visually featureless ocean but the mechanism behind olfactory avian navigation has until now remained elusive.
Using a large number of flight patterns of three species of shearwater an interdisciplinary international team led by the Cnr-Isc showed that atmospheric turbulence is not merely a nuisance as previously believed but plays a fundamental role in generating the observed flight patterns of seabirds
The Games and learning conference (Gala Conf) 2018 will be held in Palermo, Italy, 5-7 december 2018, hosted by Cnr-Itd
Cnr is paying a lot of attention to the potential objectives and structure of the next Framework Programme. To this end, a new position paper was released, introducing the Cnr priorities in terms of 'Mission' as seems to be devised by the EC within Horizon Europe
The 2008 crisis had severe consequences in Europe, especially for investment, including investments
in R&D and innovation. In the Cnr-Irpps working paper researchers argue that there are large scientific and technological opportunities that
could pave the way to a new stage of social development and economic growth, but they need appropriate economic policies to be seized