G6 Network released the paper "Covid-19_ Lessons learned - Preparing for future pandemics"

News 22/12/2021

A group of twelve mandated scientists from six large multidisciplinary research performing organisations located in Europe gathering in the G6 Network -the Italian National Research Council of Italy, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft and the MaxPlanck-Gesellschaft- released a paper focused on the "lessons" of the current Sars-CoV-2 pandemic on future pandemics similar in magnitude, risk of spreading, and impact 

The "Christmas Comet" seen by Metis aboard Solar Orbiter

News 06/01/2021

During the night between the 15th and the 16th of December, the Metis coronagraph onboard the Solar Orbiter mission has successfully acquired some images of the Leonard comet. The Leonard comet has also been named the “Christmas comet”. Metis is an instrument conceived to study the solar corona, but from time to time it has the chance to observe comets passing inside its field of view. Researchers at Cnr-Ifn Padova involved in the realization and calibration of Metis have also been in-charge of the Leonard comet observation planning

SCoV2-MD, an open resource to trace the dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 proteome and the impact of its variants

News 17/12/2021

A collaboration between leading European research institutions presented SCoV2-MD, an online resource to collect and organize atomistic and phylogenetic data on the dynamics of the whole SARS-CoV-2 proteome and its variants. SCoV2-MD cross-references the time-resolved data available at the molecular level with the evolution of the pandemic, by tracking thousands of variants of the viral genome, sequenced and made available during the pandemic. The initiative is a collaboration between researchers at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute and the National Research Council of Italy, who during the pandemic lockdown joined forces with colleagues at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Dompé Farmaceutici, and the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute

Italian scientific research at Expo Dubai 2020

Video Cnr WebTv december 2021

The Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai hosted two events dedicated to scientific research: on this occasion, this video was released on the initiative of the Ministry of University and Research, showing the activities of the Italian main scientific institutions and promoting them in the global context

Antarctica: Beyond Epica exploring the climate of the past

Press release 30/11/2021

The first ice core drilling campaign of Beyond Epica-Oldest Ice is starting at Little Dome C, in Antarctica. This international research project is funded by the European Commission with 11 million euros and it is coordinated by the Institute of Polar Sciences of the Cnr (National Research Council of Italy). The project aims to obtain information on the evolution of the temperatures and on the composition of the atmosphere 1.5 million years ago, by analysing the ice cores that will be extracted from the deep ice in Antarctica. These data will be invaluable for predicting future climate trends and for implementing mitigation strategies

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 of Italy 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

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

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

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)

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