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DOE-INFN Summer Students Exchange Programme - 2014 Edition

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy (INFN) announce the 2014 edition of the Summer Exchange Program dedicated to promote the exchange of students in science between the two countries.

Deadline for application: May 5th, 2014.

INFN is one of the leading organization worldwide promoting basic scientific research and has tight connections with DOE activities in many areas of interest: Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics and Detector Physics. Read More

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MIUR Grants for Young Investigators

MIUR Grants for Young InvestigatorsMIUR opened a call for applications for 50 Million Eur of SIR grants (Scientific Independence of young Researchers).
MIUR’s goal is to support young researchers in the first steps of their independent research in three areas: life sciences (40%); physical sciences and engineering (40%), and Humanities and Social Sciences (20%)

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OJPESR: A new outlet for researchers work

Online Journal of Physical and Environmental Science Research (OJPESR), a new online outlet for scientists and researchers in the filed, is currently accepting manuscripts for publication.

OJPESR publishes high-quality solicited and unsolicited articles, in English, in all areas of the subject pertaining to mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, industrial physics, industrial chemistry, geology, mining, environmental science, oceanography, marine science, pure and applied chemistry, astronomy, applied physics, environmental chemistry, industrial mathematics, ecotoxicology, internet and information systems, meteorology, radiometric dating, agrophysics, geomorphology, seismology, speleology, earth science, quality management, quality and quantity survey, etc.

All papers published by OJPESR are peer-reviewed after which they undergo revision by the author. OJPESR is a rapid response journal with an issue published every month. The following types of papers are considered for publication:

• Original articles in basic and applied research.

• Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.

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Infrared digital holography

A team of Italian researchers, presided by Professor Paolo Ferraro (CNR), has developed a new imaging technique that uses infrared (IR) digital holography to peer through chaotic conflagrations and capture potentially lifesaving and otherwise hidden details. But also, the systems may be suitable for fixed installation inside buildings or tunnels. In addition, the team is exploring other applications, most notably in the biomedical field for non-destructive testing of large aerospace composite structures. "Besides life-saving applications in fire and rescue, the potential to record dynamic scenes of a human body could have a variety of other biomedical uses including studying or monitoring breathing, cardiac beat detection and analysis, or measurement of body deformation due to various stresses during exercise," Ferraro says. "We are excited to further develop this technology and realize its application for saving and improving human life."

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First Artificial Enzyme Created by Evolution in a Test Tube

veglia newsResearchers at the University of Minnesota determined a structure that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago. An italian researcher, Gianluigi Veglia, is one of the research coordinators.
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Combustible Gases to Power Leaping Machines

cademartiri newsUsing small explosions produced by a mix of methane and oxygen, researchers at Harvard have designed a soft robot that can leap as much as a foot in the air. An italian researcher, Ludovico Cademartiri, is one of the paper's authors.
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A Radically Configurable Six-State Compound

130124150756Researchers reported on the synthesis by radical templation of a class of air- and water-stable organic radicals, trapped within a homo[2]catenane composed of two rigid and fixed cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) rings. An italian researcher, Marco Frasconi, working at the Northwestern University, took part to the research.
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