Comedy wildlife photography awards 2018

The animal world, besides being fascinating, is also comical and entertaining. And it is precisely this aspect that has been immortalised by the wildlife photographers who have taken part in the fourth edition of the Comedy wildlife photography awards, the…


Aeolus – The first satellite to study wind on a global scale is in orbit

Only two weeks have gone by since it went into orbit on 22 August, but the Aeolus satellite has already sent the first data on wind in our atmosphere. This revolutionary mission, the first of its kind, accomplished by the…


Plastic packaging becomes a bike path

The first bike path in the world to be built with plastic recycled from bottles, plastic cups and various packaging materials has been created in Zwolle, Holland. The 30-metre long plastic bike path contains recycled plastic equivalent to over 218,000…


Festival of Biodiversity 2018

Parco Nord in Milan is hosting the 12th edition of the Festival of Biodiversity, the annual event dedicated to themes like nature and sustainability, from 13 to 23 September. The programme includes eleven days of concerts, theatre performances and cinema…


Bioplastic made in Italy from waste frying oil

Waste frying oil can be turned into a raw material to produce a 100% biodegradable bioplastic with the same thermo-mechanical properties as conventional plastics. This is an entirely Italian research project developed at the laboratories of Bio-on, a Bologna company…


Ocean Cleanup launch

On 8 September (at 9 pm Italian time) the official launch of one of the most ambitious projects for cleaning up plastic from oceans took place: the project is called Ocean Cleanup, the largest clean-up operation ever devised. A young Dutch…


How much hotter is your hometown, than when you were born?

Have you ever asked yourself how much hotter your hometown is now than when you were born? This is the idea that prompted the New York Time to create an on-line simulator (How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When…


Goodbye to halogen lamps, LED lamps are mandatory all over Europe

From 1 September 2018, halogen light bulbs are being switched off and LED lighting are becoming mandatory throughout Europe. As from 1 September 2018, halogen light bulbs will be banned on European scale, in implementation of Directive 244/2009.  Halogen lamps,…


New material changes shape with light and colour

Several programmable materials, that is those that can be programmed to change their physical properties (shape, density, conductivity, optical properties…) in response to external stimuli, have been developed by the scientific community, but never before have there been materials that…

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