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What does not kill you, it does not strengthen you.

2022-01-21T16:33:36+01:0021 January 2022|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , , |

Ció che non ti uccide NON ti rende piú forte Quante volte lo abbiamo usato questo detto? Even with other shades maybe, like "the one who kills it, fatten ”derived from the popular tradition for which still gaining weight was good and right (thank you Grandma). Ma c'è voluto proprio uno studio dell’Università del Texas per farci smettere di usare questo proverbio. In an article of the 9 January in fact, it is written that what does not kill you, ti lascia dei danni mentali non indifferenti. Texas is a slightly loser country, often affected by floods, incidenti industriali, tornado e uragani. Dando retta al [...]

Mario Capecchi, Mario Capecchi

2022-01-21T16:44:09+01:0020 January 2022|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , , |

Mario Capecchi è uno dei Nobel italiani dalla vita più avventurosa e rappresenta il classico esempio dell'American Dream, as well as a model to inspire all those people who want to make science their mission. In the interviews he has given, he presents himself as a humble man, although the incredible goals achieved, and does not deny his difficult childhood, at the time of war and misery. It is striking that he calls himself one "good student, but not serious" back in school and that in high school he was more interested in sports (especially wrestling), than to study. Capecchi nacque a [...]

Just look up! An X-ray view to discover new stars: Riccardo Giacconi

2022-01-21T16:48:24+01:006 January 2022|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , |

The incredible activity of space telescopes has recently returned to the news after the recent launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, which has the onerous goal of being a worthy successor to the now aging Hubble telescope. But there have been many others of space telescopes, and if they have contributed so strongly to scientific research we also owe it to Riccardo Giacconi. Riccardo Giacconi was born in Genoa on 6 October 1931 and graduated in physics at the State University of Milan studying in the field of cosmic rays. He then moved to the United States, dove collabora prima con l’Università di Princeton e successivamente con [...]

Relative red

2022-01-21T16:51:21+01:0021 December 2021|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , |

Colors depend on our perception and this can vary from one subject to another. Thus, over time, various methods were born to make the classification objective, to define colors based on coordinates, with standardized light. In the major graphics software there are chromatic coordinates (HEX, RGB, CMYK e HSV) that allow us to better orient ourselves. In the case of red, eg, we can distinguish: magenta, the scarlet, the vermilion, the cinnabar, the red lead, coral, cadmium, the crèmisi, il pompeiano, the purple, the carmine, amaranth, the grenade, it burgundy, the cherry, the terracotta, the Venetian, the Titian, the Valentino, the Ferrari and others.

Who was Homo naledi?

2022-01-20T13:55:57+01:0017 December 2021|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , |

It was the 2013 when an international team of scientists made an incredible discovery in South Africa: in the Dinaledi Chamber cave, part of the Rising Star Cave complex, in quella che viene definita Culla dell'Umanità, just outside Johannesburg. È una vasta area famosa per importanti ritrovamenti fossili fin dagli anni '20 del 1900. They were found, in one of the many sinkholes[1], circa 1500 bones of what appeared to be a new species of hominin[2]. In 2015, after the relevant investigations, the species was called Homo naledi. The excavation was anything but easy: i resti si trovavano in una zona caratterizzata da enorme [...]

Carlo Rubbia, an engagé scientist.

2022-01-20T13:56:47+01:0013 December 2021|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , |

“La più grande forma di libertà è quella di potersi domandare da dove veniamo e dove andiamo.” Nel 1984 the Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Carlo Rubbia (insieme a S. van der Meer), a "particle" physicist. With its UA1 project, involving more than 100 scientists from all over the world, Rubbia had, indeed, discovered only the previous year, i bosoni vettoriali W+, W− e Z, or those responsible for the so-called "weak interactions". The Nobel is all deserved, because the discovery was made possible precisely by his fundamental intuition of modifying the CERN supersynchrotron, per far sì che si [...]

Giulio Natta: «Madam, take care that it is made of Moplen!»

2021-11-28T22:04:06+01:0025 November 2021|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , |

And the 10 December 1963 When, in cold Stockholm, something out of the ordinary happens. In very exceptional cases, in a Stockholm Concert Hall packed with personalities in elegant suits, the King of Sweden, Gustav VI Adolf, gets up to join a mild-faced scientist, who cannot move to receive the Nobel Prize, due to Parkinson's disease. That calm face is that of the Italian chemist Giulio Natta, who is about to receive the Nobel Prize "for his discovery in the field of high polymer chemistry", condiviso con il collega Karl Ziegler. Quando il Re gli [...]

Workers of death

2021-11-02T18:01:31+01:002 November 2021|Categories: Curiosity, Medicine and Research, Nature|

What happens after death, has always been an object of curiosity for man! The different religions, beliefs and traditions, handed down over the millennia, they tried to imagine an unearthly destiny. But on Earth, instead, what remains? Even scientifically speaking, it can be said that there is life after death! The life in question, however, is not ours, but that of a large corpse fauna. Fear, eh? After death, the decomposition process begins immediately, as the cells no longer receive oxygen and other nutrients that allow them to survive. It follows a process called "autolysis": [...]

A glass of water, Thank you!

2021-12-08T13:03:58+01:0023 September 2021|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , , |

When you go to the restaurant and ask for a glass of water, it's okay if they give you tap water or ask for bottled water? Many people still don't trust drinking tap water and prefer bottled water; ISTAT reports that in the 2019 the 29% of Italians follow this trend, with higher numbers in Sardinia (59,9%) and Sicily (53,1%), while Umbria is in the lead for the consimo of bottled water. What is it we don't like about tap water? The water we drink, whether it is bottled or not, comes from superficial sources, come [...]

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