Galileo Galilei – Italian philosopher, physicist, astronomer

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei – In 15.02.1642 was born Italian philosopher, physicist and astronomer Galileo.
Developer basics of modern physics. He confirmed the heliocentric theory of Copernicus.
In
07.01.1610 he discovered the four largest moons of Jupiter, later named in his honor.

Guglielmo Marconi – Italian inventor of radio

Guglielmo Marconi - Italian inventor of radio

Guglielmo Marconi – Italian inventor of radio

Guglielmo Marconi – Italian inventor of radio 25.04.1874 born Italian physicist
G. Marconi. He works on the construction of the radio. In 1897.
He received a patent for “The transmission of electrical signals and in 1901.
Conducted a radio transmission across the Atlantic. In 1909. together with Karl Braun,
he received the Nobel Prize
in Physics for the development of wireless telegraphy.

Penalty kick statistics – European three seasons

Penalty kick statistics - Penalty kick success graphPenalty kick statistics - Green color

– Successful penalty kick (74.7 %)
Penalty kick statistics - Blue color
– Saved by goalkeeper (18.2 %)
Penalty kick statistics - Red color
– Shot missed the goal (3.5 %)
Penalty kick statistics - Brown color
– Hit the woodwork (and not ended with goal) (3.6 %)

Penalty kick statistics – European three seasons

Penalty kick statistics – In 2008. Castrol has commissioned a detailed study of penalty kicks executed in three seasons in football leagues: English, Spanish, Italian, French and German. The whole is complemented by the results of the Champions League, UEFA Cup and European Championship. With the 1527 penalty shoot the ball landed in the net in 75.7% of cases. It follows that the ¼ of penalties will not translate into goals. 3.6% of all shots landed outside the goal, stopped the remaining 3.5% of the posts or crossbar. Goalkeepers managed to defend up 18.2% strokes.

Female smell sense – menstrual cycle effects

Female smell sense - Human nose

Female smell sense – menstrual cycle effects

Female smell sense – In 2001. Italian scientists have studied the effects of the menstrual cycle on the sense of smell. It turned out that the nose is the most sensitive in the ovulation period, at a time when they are most fertile women. After three months of hormonal contraception women lost their greater sensitivity to odors in about ovulation.

Scientific journal PLoS ONE – Research findings

Scientific journal PLoS ONE - PLoS ONE Logo

Scientific journal PLoS ONE – Research findings

Scientific journal PLoS ONE – Researchers from Italy and the US scientific journalPLoS ONEpublished their findings. Which looked at the behavior of more than a million Facebook users, and 73 sites promoting scientific and pseudo-scientific content. The main conclusions of these publications are: Facebook users have a strong tendency to polarize opinion and search for content corresponding to or rather confirm their beliefs.

Copper cube cryostat

Copper cube cryostat - Cryostat construction

Copper cube cryostat

Copper cube cryostat – Italian researchers from the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). Put the copper cube with a volume of 1 and 400 kg in a special cryostat designed so that extremely cool down items. This is the first cryostat, which maintains the temperature course barely above the absolute zero (0 Kelvin = -273.15 ° C). In the case of copper cube thermometer stopped just 6 milikelwinach, or 0.006 degree above absolute zero.

Mirror neurons – Responsible for empathy

Mirror neurons - Rafal Ohme

Mirror neurons – Responsible for empathy

– For our extraordinary abilities are responsible mirror neurons, the nerve cells scattered in different regions of the brain. They allow you to feel the emotions and intentions of others. Responsible for empathy.

says Prof.. Rafal Ohme, psychologist and specialist in neuroscience consumer.

Mirror neurons - Giacomo Rizzolatti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Without mirror neurons would not be possible, most human relationships. We could not understand each other

– adds Prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti of the University of Parma in the Italy. He got on the trail of mirror neurons by accident, when in the late 80’s led research on the effects of motor cortex in the brain. He wanted to know how the brain behaves monkeys family of macaques, when performing simple tasks.

Church tower protruding from water

Church tower protruding from water - Lake Reschensee

Church tower protruding from water

Church tower protruding from waterThe Lake Reschensee in South Tyrol (Italy) waiting an unusual sight: a protruding from the water Church tower. Only that was from the village of Alt-Graun. In the 50’s of the last century energy company decided to create there a reservoir for electricity and water. AltGraun residents were displaced, and the valley around the village – was poured. Today, almost nothing after it has been – apart from protruding from the water tower of the ancient parish church of St. Catherine.

Long-term stay in space – Accelerates skin aging

Long-term stay in space - Samantha Cristoforetti official portrait

Long-term stay in space – Accelerates skin aging

Long-term stay in space – Accelerates the aging of the skin. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti after 199 days of the mission to the International Space Station ISS had a 20% thinner skin, but by no means not the only change that affects the body. Sensation of taste in space is somewhat impaired. In the state of weightlessness bodily fluids migrate to the top, mucous membranes swell, we feel a little rhinitis and we have a smaller appetite. There is also disorientation. Our labyrinth is not accustomed to the lack of gravity vector. Which on Earth says, where is down and where the top. There are headaches. Our body stretches. There is no gravity, so there is also what squeeze the spine, which can grow several centimeters. To muscles do not diminished, the astronauts in their daily schedule also have a designated time to exercise.