The Arctic Ocean is getting warmer since the beginning of the last century

Press release 25/11/2021

An international research team lead by the Cnr Institute of Polar Sciences and Marine Sciences with the contribution of the University of Cambridge has reconstructed the recent history of warming at the gate of the Arctic Ocean - a region called the Strait of Fram - between the Greenland and Svalbard. The paper, published in Science Advances, defines for the first time the onset of warming and infer a further increase in the future due to climate change

Eni and Cnr: sign renewal of the framework agreement for collaboration in research and technological innovation

Press release 26/11/2021

The President of the National Research Council (Cnr), Maria Chiara Carrozza, and Eni's CEO, Claudio Descalzi, today signed the renewal of the Framework Agreement as part of joint research and technological innovation activities for a duration of three years plus two additional optional years. The agreement provides for the development of projects and initiatives to address the challenges of the energy transition through the identification of strategic areas of development such as operational excellence, i.e. the identification of key technologies for resource development, decarbonization, energy saving, the circular economy and sustainability in processes related to the local community development

I forget why I eat and I forget because I eat

Press release 25/10/2021

Metabolic health also requires a good memory. A study coordinated by the Institute of biomolecular chemistry of the Cnr describes a functional alteration of the neuronal circuit that regulates episodic memory in a mouse model of obese subjects. This circuit links neurogenesis during obesity and can influence decision-making processes, including those related to food choices, from an early age. The study is published in Nature Communications

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, a versatile geochemical tool being used in a wide range of applications

News 22/10/2021

A laser may not be the first tool most geoscientists think to use when analyzing geological samples, but the technique known as laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) holds great potential for illuminating the geosciences, according to to Russell Harmon (NC State University) and Giorgio S. Senesi, a researcher at the Italian National Research Council (Cnr)

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Giorgio Parisi: a statement of Cnr president Maria Chiara Carrozza

Press note 05/10/2021

«The awarding of the Nobel Prize to the physicist Giorgio Parisi makes the whole of Italy proud as well as for the National Research Council, with whom the physicist has always maintained close collaborative relationships that have continued recently with the activities carried out in association with our Nanotec Institute», declared Maria Chiara Carrozza, president of the Cnr. A videomessage of president Carrozza is also available

Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite captures the flood barriers at work in Venice amid stormy weather

News 15/11/2021

On November 4th 2021, while the 78 mobile gates of the MoSE, the system for the defence of Venice and the lagoon islands from storm surges, were about to retract in their housing on the bottom of the inlets, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite captured an outstanding image of the upper Adriatic Sea during one of the first events of the season

"The Marvelous Physics of Swarming Midges"

Press review 01/10/2021

On The New York Times, a review about the research work of Dr. Andrea Cavagna, researcher at the Institute of complex systems (Isc) of the National Research Council of Italy and his partner Irene Giardina: the movement of midges in order to find mathematical signature of properties beyond what one could expect from a cloud of bugs

Martina Pierdomenico (Cnr-Ias) appointed in the "Mediterranean Science Team"

News 17/09/2021

The researcher at the Institute of anthropic impacts and sustainability in the marine environment (Ias) of the National Research Council of Italy has been chosen to represent Italy in the first "Mediterranean Science Team", an international organization aimed at making visible science done in Mediterranean countries, and highlighting the contribution of scientists and institutions in Mediterranean countries 

Artificial Intelligence for the automatic recognition of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs

Press release 17/09/2021

A research highlights how 'Deep Learning', which uses algorithms based on convolutional neural networks for image analysis, can be applied to classify ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. The study is a collaboration between Cnr 'Nello Carrara' Institute of Applied Physics, the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Florence and the Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies- The paper is published in the Ieee Access journal

The Italian portal dedicated to Covid-19 goes online

Press note 15/02/2021

The Italian Covid Data Portal aims to display the scientific data produced nationally on Covid-19 and Sars-Cov-2 and promote their open sharing. Developed by Elixir-it, the Italian node of the European bioinformatics and biological data infrastructure coordinated by the National Research Council, it aims to foster broader collaboration among researchers. The portal represents the Italian branch of the portal established at the European Commission’s invitation by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and other partners


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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

Pandemics: Coronavirus and beyond

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A pandemic is a natural catastrophic event, a gigantic, prolonged "earthquake": unpredictable, but with the certainty that sooner or later it will happen, yielding devastating health and socio-economic effects. What we are learning from the Covid-19 "earthquake"? The website promoted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Dsb) is facing some big questions about the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

From society to research

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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

Cnr-Spin and Covid-19

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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