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

"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

Fires in Iceland: human interference even 1,100 years ago

Press release 30/09/2021

An international team led by scientists from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy has analysed the chemical compounds deposited in the ice to study the trend of fires over a period of five thousand year. The work was published in Climate of the Past

The first flight of the LN-SFTS spectrometer: tests on a stratospheric light balloon

News 14/10/2021

On October 14th, the spectrometer LN-SFTS has experienced its first flight on a light detachable balloon. The instrument has been conceived, built and tested by the Cnr-Ifn researchers in the framework of the European Hemera programme

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

Cnr joins the Visiting Fellowship Program of ERC

News 06/08/2021

Cnr has sealed a deal with the European Research Council (ERC) to participate in one of its widening initiatives: it's the Visiting Fellowship Program (VFP)

Safeguarding cultural heritage from climate change related hydrometeorological hazards

Press release 10/09/2021

An article published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction presents an innovative method to help assess the risk of cultural heritage exposed to extreme hydrometeorological events related to climate change. The system was designed and developed as part of two Interreg Central Europe Projects coordinated by the Institute of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences of the Cnr of Bologna - ProteCHt2save and Strench. In order to improve the resilience to calamitous events, the preparation is the decisive action in the management of cultural heritage sites and the tool realized supports concretely the operators of the public and private sector

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

Stance4Health

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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