Babies have a grasp of the physics of liquids
We are born with a basic grasp of physics, just enough not to be surprised when we interact with objects. Scientists discovered this in the past two decades. What they did not know yet was that, as early as five months of age, this “naïve” physics also extends to liquids and materials...read more
Science observes nature to invent new ways of moving
Snake locomotion is a source of inspiration for technology: graceful, silent, adaptable and efficient, it can be implemented on devices designed for the most diverse applications, from space exploration to medicine. A study carried out by a SISSA research group, just published in the...read more
On February 25 the local selection of FameLab will be back on stage in Trieste! The international competition challenges young scientists with the talent of communication to tell in just 3 minutes the object of his or her study, or a fascinating scientific topic. No slide shows, graphs,...read more
An extraordinary workshop for cutting-edge science
From February 24 to 26, SISSA will be hosting the “MHPC Workshop on High-Performance Computing”, a meeting that will draw some of the world’s leading names in “supercomputing”, among the most innovative fields of science, to Trieste. The meeting will be opened by Jack Dongarra (University...read more
SISSA and Sharif University sign a Memorandum of Understanding
SISSA and Sharif University of Technology of Tehran come closer: a Memorandum of Understanding has just been signed that strengthens bonds between the two universities and launches a series of actions aiming at intensifying their scientific collaboration.  DOWNLOAD > Press release La...read more
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L'autismo e le malattie neurodegenerative, come l'Alzheimer e il Parkinson, ma anche le lesioni spinali sono problemi gravi che affliggono molte persone, in Italia e in tutto il mondo. La ricerca scientifica sta facendo grandi passi in avanti nel comprenderne i meccanismi. La scienza può...read more


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We learn many things through imitation: how to walk, play an instument, sports, and even more. What are the processes in the brain responsible for imitation? For some years now, science has been examining the role of mirror neurons, but there is still much to understand.

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The polarization vector of cosmic background radiation could rotate during the course of its journey towards us, and if it did, it could also cause trouble for the Standard Model for electromagnetic interactions.

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