A consortium of European digital players to design the future EU quantum internet

News 31/05/2021

The National Research Council of Italy is partner of the consortium of companies and research institutes selected by European Commission to study the design of the future European quantum communication network, EuroQCI (quantum communication infrastructure). It will enable ultra-secure communication between critical infrastructures and government institutions across the European Union

A new paradigm for molecular assembly on semiconductor surfaces

News 22/06/2021

In a new publication in Nature Chemistry, an interdisciplinary collaboration including researchers from the Institute of Structure of Matter (Ism) of the National Research Council of Italy have demonstrated a new paradigm for molecular functionalizion of semiconductor surfaces by preparing stable, ordered arrays of organic molecules on silicon. Using N-heterocyclic carbenes with customized electronic and geometrical properties, the team have shown that self-assembled growth of single molecular layers can be achieved, opening up new possibilities in semiconductor technologies

"Michelangelo restorers send in the bugs"

Press review 31/05/2021

On "The New York Times", the cleaning effort of Michelangelo masterpieces marbles  by unleashing grime eating bacteria, led by Italian scientists of Enea and Cnr

"SensApp": the European project towards a groundbreaking diagnostics for the Alzheimer's disease through a routine blood sample

Press note 19/05/2021

The European project "SensApp", coordinated by the CNR Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, towards a groundbreaking diagnostics for the Alzheimer’s disease through a routine blood sample. EU project SensApp brings together several scientific groups from across Europe to collaborate on the development of a super-sensor, which could enable a new, more humane way for Alzheimer’s disease discovery and continuous monitoring. Currently, preclinical detection of the disease requires a painful lumbar puncture to observe unusual protein levels in the patient’s cerebrospinal fluid

How will climate change affect Europe? Study finds that the North Atlantic currents play a major role

News 17/06/2021

A study led by National Research Council of Italy – Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (Cnr-Isac) and the Politecnico di Torino – Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI) shows that the uncertainty in the prediction of climate change over Europe strongly depends on the response of the North Atlantic ocean currents to the increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gases

STRENCH project: International Summer School & Conference

Event 07-11/06/2021

Within the STRENCH Project  (Strengthening resilience of cultural heritage at risk in a changing environment through proactive transnational cooperation), two on line events are organized in order to enhancing the resilience of cultural heritage at risk in a changing environment. Cnr-Isac is among the partners of the project

Mechanics of the infinitely small: NanoGear, towards a molecular gear

Press release 17/05/2021

Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined in a newly conceived artificial  molecule, paving the way for the construction of devices capable of transforming and transmitting  movements on the nanometer scale. The nanodevice was designed, synthesized and tested by a team of  researchers of the University of Bologna led by Massimo Baroncini and Alberto Credi. This is a result of  the Center for Light Activated Nanostructures (Clan), a joint laboratory between the University and Cnr Isof in Bologna. The study is published by the prestigious journal Chem 

A Guarneri violin in the attic

Press release 14/05/2021

A violin of unknown origin and uncertain value becomes a museum piece.  A WhatsApp photograph was sufficient for Mauro Bernabei (Cnr-Ibe, Institute for BioEconomy of the National Research Council Italy), who employed dendrochronology - the technique that uses the characteristic patterns of the annual growth rings of trees - to determine the year of manufacture of this musical instrument and to attribute it to Giuseppe Guarneri filius Andreae (c. 1666-1740), the leading exponent of this family of luthiers from Cremona.  The results are published in Heritage Science
 

Learning from meteorites to improve bone replacements

Press release 08/04/2021

The first full and accurate characterisation of the mineral whitlockite has been carried out using neutron diffraction at ISIS (U.K.), X-ray diffraction, electron microprobe analysis, and infrared spectroscopy

3rd edition of chem2Dmat International Conference

Event from 31/08/2021 to 03/09/2021

The third edition of the chem2Dmat International Conference is organized by the National Research Council of Italy, Phantoms Foundation (Spain), Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) and Université de Strasbrourg (France). The Conference will cover all areas related to 2D materials' chemistry spanning their synthesis as well as their functionalization, using covalent and non-covalent approaches, for composites, foams and coatings, membranes, (bio-)sensing, (electro- and photo-)catalysis, energy conversion, harvesting and storage, electronics, nanomedicine, biomaterials

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

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

"Cnr: G6 network is committed to Freedom of research"

Press review 12/03/2021

The G6 network, which brings together the main European research organisations - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft - commits itself solemnly and continually for the essentiality of the principle of freedom of research

Bluemed - Research and Innovationfor blue jobs and growth in the Mediterranean Area

Institutional Area

The National Research Council of Italy coordinated the Bluemed Initiative, aiming to advance a shared vision for a more healthy, productive, resilient, better known and valued Mediterranean Sea, promoting the citizens’ social well-being and prosperity, now and for future generations, and boosting economic growth and jobs.

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

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

Stance4Health

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

Technology transfer office

Institutional area

Technology transfer represents the Cnr’s second mission, after the scientific research. Cnr-TTO is responsible for all the activities related to TT, namely protection of research results, IPR management and exploitation, promotion and support for spin-off creation, marketing and promotion of research results