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The ceremony in Massachusetts for the irreverent recognition of science. Recognition also to the team that designed the machine to wash children and change diapers. ROME – The symbol par excellence of “Made in Italy”, the much-loved pizza, won a Nobel Prize. Not just anyone, but an IgNobel: the irreverent prizes to science that “makes you laugh then make you think”. Waiting for the Stockholm awards, yesterday at the Sanders Theater of Harvard University, Cambridge,…

The study identifies the areas of DNA that are also connected with the architecture of the brain. “About 90% of people are right-handed and have been for at least 10,000 years. Using large data sets from the British Biobank has allowed us to shed light on the processes that lead to the use of the left hand”. Left-handed for “fault” of the genes. A new study identified for the first time the regions of the…

Identified in materials as thin as an atom. It could lead to new generation cards and other innovative electronic devices. New generation cards and other innovative electronic devices become possible thanks to the new form of magnetism discovered thanks to international research published in the journal Physical Review Letters and to which Italy has participated with Austria, Hungary, and Germany. The first author of the research is Giacomo Bighin, of the Institute of Science and…

Two recent studies use satellite images to trace a fingerprint of our planet and understand how it could be seen from a hypothetical extraterrestrial civilization. Useful information to search for real “twins”. It may seem trivial, but if we really want to find the “twins of the Earth”, we must try to understand how the Earth might appear to be seen by the telescopes of a hypothetical alien civilization. And see if it looks like…

Found a new gaseous planet with a record orbit, produced by a very powerful gravitational drive. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN if Jupiter suddenly changed its orbit and started darting among the other planets of the Solar System? We would with risk a potentially disastrous planetary carom for our planet. This scenario, highly unlikely for the Solar System, resembles what happens around the HR 5183 star about 100 light-years from us. An international team of astronomers has…

The tests will be conducted by the first Australian space station mission. “We certainly do not count on finding a definitive cure but we can work in parallel with existing therapies and improve their effectiveness”. The lack of gravity kills cancer cells. 24 hours of microgravity are enough to make them die between 80 and 90%. This was discovered by a team of Australian researchers who will now use space missions as a laboratory to…