Engineering, ICT and technologies for energy and transportation

The most important research themes concerning the Cnr Department of Engineering, Ict and technologies (Diitet) deal with production systems and constructions, Ict, energy and transport, aerospace and applied mathematics. In addition, a great attention is devoted to the development of advanced technologies in the fields of information technology and cybersecurity, and the realization of electronic/optoelectronic devices with different application: medical diagnosis, culturale heritage preservation, and monitoring of food quality, water, soil, forest, as well as infrastructures.

 The research fields alsoi nclude nanotechnologies and advanced materials for the application in medicine and environmental issues; the development of advanced solutions for the improvement of production systems (“factories of the future”); intelligent and sustainable mobility, traceability of production and distribution network in different market sectors.

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New intelligent biodegradable soft robots mimicking plant seeds behaviour for soil and air monitoring

Press note 03/03/2021

The innovative project "I-Seed" aims to develop intelligent soft robots inspired by plant seeds to be dispersed in the environment in order to monitor different soil and climate parameters. The project is coordinated by the Italian Institute of Technology  and Cnr is among the Italian partners. "I-Seed" has been funded with a total grant of 4-million euros

Call for Papers "Biomedical Signal Processing and Control"

News 05/02/2021

The human body is a complex electro-mechanical system that generates electrical, mechanical, thermal, and other signals that we normally call Biomedical Signals. ECG, EMG, PCG, PPG, BCG, skin temperature, and skin conductance are some of the 1D biomedical signals examples that record the dynamic changes of the human body, and that can also be monitored by the use of smart wearables. The automatic analysis of biomedical signals has become an important process to both identify indicators of diseased states and to provide meaningful information for various applications in physiology, sports medicine and human–computer interface

The Italian portal dedicated to Covid-19 goes online

Press note 15/02/2021

L’Italian Covid Data Portal è il portale che mira ad esporre, in modalità aperta, i dati scientifici prodotti a livello nazionale su Covid-19 e Sars-CoV-2, promuovendone la condivisione. Realizzato da Elixir-it, nodo italiano dell’infrastruttura europea per la bioinformatica e i dati biologici coordinato dal Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, intende favorire una più ampia collaborazione tra ricercatori, e rappresenta l’istanza italiana del portale realizzato su invito della Commissione Europea dall’European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) e altri partner

ISTI News - December 2020

Institutional Area

Issue 8 covers most of the scientific results of the last six months of 2020. The Editorial summarizes the difficult past year, and the Cover Story (edited by Franco Maria Nardini e Raffaele Perego, HPC Lab) presents recent results on increasing the efficiency of AI models in the framework of information retrieval applications

A novel finding on Kabuki syndrome, a rare genetic disease

News 09/11/2020

The research, coordinated by the University of Trento, has recreated for the first time the pathological condition in a test tube discovering what happens in the cell nucleus and what hinders the formation of cartilages and bones. The findings were published in the scientific journal Nature Genetics

ESA adopts Ariel, the exoplanets explorer

News 13/11/2020

Ariel, the Esa space mission that will study exoplanets atmospheres, enters the official development phase. The spacecraft is foreseen to launch 2029 and sees an important scientific and technological Italian contribution. The Cnr-Ifn of Padova participates in the development of the innovative telescope optics

The Loggia of Cupid and Psyche

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The Visual Computing Lab of Cnr-Isti developed an interactive web system to explore the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche, frescoed by Raffaello Sanzio, and other paintings of  Villa Farnesina (Rome). The system allows to immerse in the paintings, examining and discovering -both from an historical, artistic and scientific point of view- the 170 species of the vegetal festoons, and the 50 animal species represented in the vault

Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET)

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Four-monthly open access journal of the Cnr Institute for educational technology (Cnr-Itd) that publishes theoretical perspectives, review articles, methodological developments, empirical research and best practice in the field of education and technology. All contents are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.Readers have free online access to the contents of all issues of the journal

Foresight: 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

Processes and technologies for the valorization of wastes and biomasses

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The Institute of Research on Combustion (Irc) carries out research in areas of strategic importance for the national level of innovation, with implications on several fields: energy, industry, safety, environment, new materials. Activities, carried out at both theoretical and experimental level, aim to the develop combustion processes with low environmental impact and to develop new technologies for thermo-valorization of wastes, biomass and alternative fuels

Optical Remote Sensing

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Cnr-Irea is a scientific and technological research institute affiliated to the Department of Engineering - ICT and Technology for Energy and Transport (DIITET). Irea has consolidated expertise in the fields of optical remote sensing. Optical Remote Sensing deals with those part of electromagnetic spectrum characterised by the wavelengths from the visible (0.4 micrometer) to the near infrared (NIR) up to thermal infrared (TIR, 15 micrometer), collecting radiation reflected and emitted from the observed surfaces 


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D4Science is an organisation offering a Data Infrastructure since 2009. D4Science is operated by a team of professionals and researchers having as main objective the maintenance, the updating, the operation and the support for users of the infrastructure itself