COLABS update: project extended

COLABS update: project extended

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Hello everyone!

I’m writing to announce a change in my program road-map, well actually the COLABS program itself is going to finish as expected on the 7th of August. Continue reading “COLABS update: project extended”

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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

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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

COLABS update

[EN-IT]

Now it’s high time for an update on my research work!

The last time I wrote I was still sintering my samples using Spark Plasma Sintering, I finished that part of the work as predicted before the beginning of May and after the Golden Week I started with the preparation of the specimens for the analysis.
It took a long time because both polishing and cutting are very slow, in particular the cutting part is very time demanding. I had to cut through every sample 8 times to produce the bars for mechanical tests and the specimens for XRD, TEM, EBSD, and every cut took 45 minutes with the fine cutter.

But finally last week I finished and now I’m performing the analysis! Continue reading “COLABS update”

Lettera della Senatrice Elena Cattaneo

Lettera della Senatrice Elena Cattaneo

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Mi sento in dovere di fare qualcosa di fronte al suicidio intellettuale a cui sta andando incontro il mio paese.

Pro-Test Italia

Ripubblichiamocon la preghiera di massima diffusione questo messaggio della Senatrice Elena Cattaneo su degli interventi preoccupanti di alcuni nostri politici che vorrebbero bloccare la ricerca in Italia.

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mi permetto di allegarvi il resoconto stenografico (link) di alcuni interventi in Parlamento tenuti lo scorso giovedì nel corso delle discussioni sul benessere animale che hanno finito per dedicarsi, nei termini che leggerete, alla sperimentazione animale. In particolare, vi invito a leggere gli interventi dei Senatori Taverna (M5S), De Petris (SEL) e Bonfrisco (FI-PdL) – quest’ultima tra le maggiori sostenitrici del metodo Stamina in Parlamento – e altri (guarda la seduta), oltre al pregevole intervento della Sen.ce De Biasi (PD). Domani, martedì 5 maggio, si ultimerà la discussione e si voteranno le mozioni.

Da questi interventi penso si possa evincere che alcuni parlamentari sono, in questo caso, ignari dei temi di scienza e salute di cui…

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The rising dragon: Chinese scientists achieve to genetically modify human embryos

The rising dragon: Chinese scientists achieve to genetically modify human embryos

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As published yesterday on Nature a team of chinese scientists have edited the genome of human embryos. This is actually a first-time achievement but it’s ready to rise the ethical debate over genetic engineering; there has even be rumors for a moratorium over genetic engineering on human embryos. Continue reading “The rising dragon: Chinese scientists achieve to genetically modify human embryos”