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europeWinners in EU Elections Were Nationalist Parties

The leader of Italy’s right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, said populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations) published results of surveys that show most Europeans …

chinaChina-Italy BRI Deal Could Be as Historic as Marco Polo

In 1271, Marco Polo traveled from his home in Venice to China via the Silk Road. The Travels of Marco Polo had huge influence. Italy is now signing agreements to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. China is investing in …

basic incomeItalian Government talks 780 euro per month basic income and tax cuts despite Greece like debt levels

A new Italian government was sworn in Friday in Rome after months of political turmoil that unnerved investors and sparked worries that the eurozone’s third-largest economy could ditch the currency. Two major populist parties, the Five Star Movement and the …

carbon nanotubesSpiders exposed to water with graphene make triple strength spider silk

A research team, led by Professor Nicola Pugno at the University of Trento, Italy, succeeded in having their spiders produce silk with up to three times the strength and ten times the toughness of the regular material. This could pave …

agingLast official person born in 19th century has died

The world’s oldest person has died in Italy at the age of 117, reports say. Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She was officially the last person born in the 1800s still …

europeDARPA awards $1.5 million to HRL Labs for oscillator with 500 times better temperature stabiilty for ultra low power atomic clocks

When it comes to military electronics – whether in the realm of communications, navigation, or tactical systems – timing and synchronization are critical. When deployed, even the best battery-fueled atomic clocks are less than ideal because of frequency variations under …

additive manufacturingNanographene charge trapping memory could make higer density flash memory

Researchers developed a method for fabricating nanographene with a density estimated at more than a trillion (10^12) nanographene islands per square centimeter. Their strategy uses a technique called plasma etching to create large numbers of defects as well as extended …

crowdfundingRussia has fourth test of Mach10 Yu71 missile and is targeting deployment of 24 hypersonic missiles by 2020 to 2025

Russia’s hypersonic mach 10 Yu-71 missile can break through any missile defense system, military experts said. Russia has reportedly carried out four tests already. The Russians have been developing the new Yu-71 vehicle for several years and conducted the most …

chinaComplex oil battle with increased oil from Brazil, Russia, and China. US Shale is adapting and lowering costs

In the supposed standoff between OPEC and US light tight oil (LTO), LTO appears to have blinked. Following months of cost cutting and a 60% plunge in the US rig count, the relentless rise in US supply seems to be …

cold fusionGene in fruitflies eliminates bad cells and extends lifespan

Viable yet damaged cells can accumulate during development and aging. Although eliminating those cells may benefit organ function, identification of this less fit cell population remains challenging. Previously, we identified a molecular mechanism, based on “fitness fingerprints” displayed on cell …