Italy
A new detection system reveals terrorist attacks on water supply networks
A new detection system reveals terrorist attacks on water supply networks In the 21st century several countries have suffered great losses after terrorist attacks. Although the risk of bioterrorist attacks or accidental contamination of our water supply network is low, the consequences could be fatal.
Mobile Detection System for Contaminated Water
Mobile Detection System for Contaminated Water The technology uses several nano-biological sensors to monitor the presence of several bioterrorism agents in drinking water.
A new supercapacitor to improve power and efficiency and increase battery life of electric vehicles
A new supercapacitor to improve power and efficiency and increase battery life of electric vehicles The search for a new clean energy increases worldwide as the sources of natural energy diminish. The transport sector is especially vulnerable, by the decline in oil reserves, at the time when number of cars on our roads steadily increases.
Tune Up Your Electric Car!
Tune Up Your Electric Car! The research team has redesigned the batteries which are now also able to store energy during braking and releasing it quickly during acceleration.
Greener Boats, Cleaner Coasts
Greener Boats, Cleaner Coasts Italian and German researchers of the European Research Project MC-WAP have replaced the diesel engines with a propulsion system based on molten carbonate fuel cells.
Innovative concepts of urban mobility
Innovative concepts of urban mobility Bologna is a fast growing city and has become a very important rail, highway and airport junction.
City Closure Increases Mobility
City Closure Increases Mobility "We decided to close the city centre for traffic”, explains Fabio Cartolano the drastic measures to liberate the city of Bologna from unbearable traffic jams.
How are we reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban mobility?
How are we reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban mobility? Within a project called Ticket to Kyoto five European public transport companies try to drastically reduce their CO2 emissions. These companies are Dutch RET, British GMPTE, German moBiel, French RATP and Belgian STIB.
What’s on and what's next on the genome mapping forefront?
What’s on and what's next on the genome mapping forefront? Researchers have made great strides towards developing fruit and vegetable breeding tools, but they still have a long way to go, according to Dr. Daniel Sargent at East Malling Research in the UK.
The Secret of Eve´s Apple is Lifted
The Secret of Eve´s Apple is Lifted The Istituto Agrario San Michele all`Adige is situated near Trento in the northern mountains of Italy. Here the team of Dr. Riccardo Velasco coordinated the apple genome project.
The apple’s genome map guides cultivation towards sustainability
The apple’s genome map guides cultivation towards sustainability About three years ago 18 research institutions coordinated by FEM got their teeth into the well-known cultivar Golden Delicious’ genome sequence. Golden Delicious is one cultivar of the domesticated apple Malus x domestica.
Prof. Francesco Salamini: "Availability of many markers will change all apple breeding paradigms”
Prof. Francesco Salamini: "Availability of many markers will change all apple breeding paradigms” What has been the biggest challenge during the apple genome sequencing and mapping? The real problem in our case was that the variety, Golden Delicious, we had chosen is heterozygous.
Dr Fivos Andritsos: “No need to wait for the next disastrous shipwreck to test a new remarkable solution”
Dr Fivos Andritsos: “No need to wait for the next disastrous shipwreck to test a new remarkable solution” His aim was to develop a system that could capture the oil right at its source, before it disperses on the surface of the ocean.
Oil Spills: A Deep Water Solution
Oil Spills: A Deep Water Solution Oil is less dense than water and therefore the oil escaping the sea bed travels up to the water surface. Dr. Fivos Andritsos and his colleagues from the Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy have now developed a reservoir which can be applied on top of the leakage.
The Magic Touch
The Magic Touch The “ nano wrap ” that is being developed to be fitted around an amputee’s upper arm nerve bundle is the ambitious other part of the Smarthand’s robotic hand project.
The Fish that Protects Your Life
The Fish that Protects Your Life More than half of all deaths in Europe are caused by cardiovascular disease, and 80% of all these are due to atherosclerosis.
Stem Cells: A Genetic Perspective
Stem Cells: A Genetic Perspective Embryonic or neural stem cells are key tools for future studies on Parkinson’s disease or other degenerative diseases. So far, the only way to obtain embryonic stem cells implied the destruction of an embryo.
Bees “restored to health” in Italy after this spring’s neonicotinoid-free maize sowing
Bees “restored to health” in Italy after this spring’s neonicotinoid-free maize sowing It does look like a resounding, spectacular success. During this year’s neonicotinoid-free maize sowing in Italy hardly a bee colony has been lost, bar a suspicious case where some leftover seed from last year may have been used.
Calculating Fertility
Calculating Fertility We don’t really seem to know all that much about the organ we all come from.
The Secret of Sudden Death
The Secret of Sudden Death Unlocking the mystery of that 5% of sudden cardiac deaths which are not caused by any apparent anatomic abnormality points to a group of inherited gene mutations in the heart’s ion channels.
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