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

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 

The future of flooding in Venice: improving projections, predictions and protection in the face of expected sea level rise

Press release 01/09/2021

A new assessment of flood risk in Venice indicates that the impact of higher emissions on relative sea level rise during this century will be critical in planning future defence infrastructure for Venice and other coastal cities, state the authors of a new special issue published in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences today

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

Call for papers "The Faro Convention Implementation. Heritage Communities as Commons: Relationships, Participation, and Well-being in a Shared Multidisciplinary Perspective"

News 07/09/2021

Scholars and professionals of human relations and habitat -psychologists, sociologists, architects, economists, lawyers, social and cultural managers- are invited to participate in "The Faro Convention Implementation. Heritage Communities as Commons: Relationships, Participation, and Well-being in a Shared Multidisciplinary Perspective"  and to submit an abstract: deadline is Semptember 26, 2021. The Conference is co-organised by the Istitute for Research on Innovation and Development Services) of the National Research Council of Italy 

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)

Negative ozone anomalies at a high mountain site in northern Italy during 2020: a possible role of Covid-19 lockdowns?

Press release 27/08/2021

In 2020, the Monte Cimone global station has registered the lowest tropospheric ozone values since 1996: this was probably caused by the pollutant emissions reductions due to COVID-19 lockdowns. The results of a study published on Environmental Research Letters

"PHENOLEXA" project: a biorefinery process focused on agricultural waste streams

News 29/07/2021

The Institute of Sciences of Food Production (Ispa) of the National Research Council of Italy has the scientific coordination of this project, aimed at developing a benign, efficient and environmentally friendly biorefinery process by focusing on specific agricultural waste streams such as olive, grape shoots and leaves, chicory, and onion residues. The ultimate goal is to obtain new functional polyphenol-based bioactives 

"Peering under Vermeers without peeling off the paint"

Press review 28/06/2021

High-tech scanning techniques used by geologists, planetary scientists, drug companies and the military are revealing secrets of how artists created their masterpieces. Amongst these scientists, also Marcello Picollo, a researcher at the Cnr Institute of Applied Physics "Nello Carrara" in Florence, as the New York Times reports

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


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

Pandemics: Coronavirus and beyond

Institutional Area

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

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

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