Entrare in Ladakh, uscire dal Tempo

Entrare in Ladakh, uscire dal Tempo

[IT] – Photo gallery (scroll down)

Nell’est del Kashmir, racchiuso fra gli altopiani del Tibet e le scure vette del Karakoram Pakistano, si nasconde la provincia del Ladakh. Le valli alte e aride sono la porta d’accesso al Tibet, e di qui sono passati i Lama che hanno portato nella regione più famosa dell’Himalaya il Buddismo tantrico. E porprio qui ancor oggi si osservano moltissimi gonpa, fra cui diversi di grande importanza per il mondo buddista: come Hemis, uno dei più grandi monasteri Drukpa. E come un tempo i padri predicatori del buddismo passarono di qui, oggi il Dalai Lama (in esilio) trascorre lunghi periodi in questa regione.

Lo scorso agosto, dopo aver messo in valigia una buona dose di entusiasmo, sono partito per un viaggio fuori dal mondo, in questa regione lontana dal chiasso dell’occidente. Continue reading “Entrare in Ladakh, uscire dal Tempo”

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COLABS Update

COLABS Update

[EN-IT]

This is just a brief update.
As you know from the last update we had some interesting results, but now we have to link all those aspects (microstructure, magnetic susceptibility and so on) to find a pattern between the starting point, which are the powders, and the final properties of the sintered material. Continue reading “COLABS Update”

COLABS update

COLABS update

[EN-IT]

Last update was two weeks ago already, and now I finally have some news…and exciting ones.

Basically in these two weeks I’ve been rushing to get everything done: I’ve been preparing new samples of even more concentrated alloys, I’ve been doing magnetic analysis, electron scanning and scattering, X-ray analysis and diffraction…
Lots of stuff, and the results are intriguing 😉 Continue reading “COLABS update”

European Union rejects plea to end animal research

[EN]
This article is just directly reported from Science Insider, available here
No other comment are needed, a part that as European I’m glad bud not surprised of how this sad story ended, I mean, StopVivisection had no real evidence to prove their point, just propaganda good for signature harvesting among the people…
Sadly most of the signers were from my country, Italy, and that shows how more STEM knowledge is needed.

Continue reading “European Union rejects plea to end animal research”

COLABS update: last rush before the deadline

[EN]

I’ve been absent for quite long, I’ve been both busy and lazy, but here we have a new update.

Last time I talked about the promising results of the XRD analysis of my samples. After that almost two weeks have passed and I figured out what the unexpected peaks are (metastable intermetallics), measured the elastic modulus and the magnetic susceptibility of the samples.

As I wrote in my first article about my research the aim of the project is to obtain a novel alloy with a very low magnetic susceptibility and good mechanical properties to be used as an alternative to titanium in orthopedics. So the magnetic susceptibility is one of the most important results of my experiment. Continue reading “COLABS update: last rush before the deadline”