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Edison and the light bulb
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Edison and the light bulb

Edison, a name that we all connect to electricity and the light bulb, inventions and discoveries that we take for granted, so much so that when there is a blackout or we go on vacation to a developing country, we are uncomfortable with the impossibility to turn on the light and to charge our mobile.

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Ethical trade Made in Europe

In defense of European products, CompriamoMadeinEurope was born, the portal against counterfeiting outside the EU that (what does it do?) Helps citizens choose products with correct information and traceability of goods. CompriamoMadeinEurope in fact means ethically correct trade, and guaranteed products that are free to circulate (in Europe) without the escort of a certificate of authenticity.
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The ecological impact of eBooks

The paper book "dematerializes" to be reborn in the form of data, many bits that form the so-called "ebook". In the digital society it is necessary to question the ecological impact of ebooks. Are they really as green as they look? The first positive side of ebooks lies not in the lack of circulation of the paper but in the orders.
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What are GMOs?

According to a survey, only 7 of Italians know exactly how to answer the question “what are GMOs?”. Today we will try to provide you with the necessary answers about GMOs and their spread in Italy. What are GMOs? The Theoretical Answer GMOs, Genetically Modified Organisms, are plants whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated.
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Catalysts that break down carbon monoxide

Thanks to a new partly Italian discovery on heterogeneous catalysts, it will soon be possible to convert carbon monoxide (the killer gas that comes out of vehicle exhausts) into carbon dioxide (more harmless) and produce hydrogen in a sustainable way. Optimizing many chemical processes and improving the operation of petrochemical plants, reducing their polluting impact.
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Everything you need to know about Fine Powders

Fine particles can be compared to a slow and silent killer, they are so small that they can be inhaled and gradually accumulate in the respiratory system. When we talk about fine particles, we usually refer to the so-called PM 10 but in the last decade, scientists have highlighted another form of pollution related to fine particles with a smaller diameter, PM 2.5.
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Wood culture and parasites

The ability of wood to resist parasites is largely underestimated and it is not us who say it but the experts of this material. However, assuming that woodworms are a serious problem for furniture and parquet - and even more so for load-bearing structures - have you ever wondered why not all wooden artifacts are attacked in the same way by parasites?
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Youth and agriculture: hopes and needs

We talked about the growth in turnover of the agricultural-agri-food sector, the new new jobs in fields and farms and the boom of under 35s who take up the job of the farmer. Well, nice, but now let's ask ourselves a question: why do young Italians approach agriculture after an entire generation has done everything to leave the rural world behind?
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Biofuels, advantages and disadvantages

When we talk about biofuel we refer to a great variety of molecular complexes, it is a fuel of organic origin which, based on the starting product, can be divided into four different categories, so we have sugar fermentation biofuels, such as bioethanol and methyl -Terziar-Butyl Ether, the most common biodiesel, that is biofuels of oil origin, biofuels from anaerobic digestion, is the case of the much discussed biogas and, finally, the second generation biofuels, derived from the lignocellulosic mass such as Dimethylether and FT -Diesel.
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The importance of worms in the soil

There are many worms that live in the ground, some of these can represent a real resource for the garden! The most striking example is given by earthworm humus, it is one of the best natural fertilizers available: its effectiveness is comparable to real humus supplements for the soil.
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A new process to store CO2

Excess carbon dioxide undergoes a natural capture process, a phenomenon known as CO2 mineralization. During the process, carbon dioxide is stored in the rocks by means of the rock degradation mechanism: some minerals chemically react with atmospheric carbon dioxide and trap it within very stable compounds.
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L'Ecobottega, the made in Italy eco-brand

Adhere to a green lifestyle, take care of yourself and the environment and maybe even help the Italian economy? All this is possible thanks to sustainable and all-Italian Ecobottega. Before being an ecommerce, Ecobottega is a typical shop in Vimercate (MB), managed and founded by the young Valerio Meregalli.
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Ecological fire extinguishers: inert gases VS fluorinated gases

Fire extinguishers and fire extinguishing systems based on inert gases are more environmentally friendly than those containing fluorinated gases. In fact, the inert fire-fighting gases (especially argon, nitrogen and carbon dioxide) do not feed the greenhouse effect that causes global warming, which instead heavily fluorinated products do.
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Who is the energy manager? And what does it do?

The figure of the energy manager was born in the Anglo-Saxon world at the time of the first oil crisis in 1973. The particularly serious emergency prompted decision-makers to entrust a competent and capable person - providing them with the necessary power and means - the task of dealing with and solve the energy emergency.
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The impact of heat islands on the climate

Climate change is mainly caused by energy production and deforestation activities. Man, by burning fossil fuels, influences the climate in two different ways; the direct route involves direct heat emissions closely linked to the production of energy and combustion, indirectly speaking of greenhouse gases and other pollutants which interfering with the exchange of energy between the Earth and the Universe, produces a final effect that sees heat trapped in the lower atmosphere.
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What is the TAP pipeline?

The acronym stands for Trans Adriatic Pipeline and is the project of a gas pipeline that from the Greek-Turkish border, crossing Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, will bring gas from Azerbaijan to Italy through the so-called 'southern corridor' It is good to know what it is because TAP is one of the most important works, perhaps the most important of all, that Italy is carrying out in the energy field and will make the boot (at least these intentions) the European methane hub. , the nerve center where gas arrives in Italy from the Caspian basins and is routed throughout Europe.
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Wireless networks increase energy consumption

Fewer and fewer PCs and more and more tablets and smartphones, but how much does the wireless Internet cost us? The power consumption of wireless networks is much higher than wired networks, not to mention the ultra-wideband LTE dedicated to mobile devices. This means that, in the face of the mass transition to wireless connections, we will consume more and more energy and pollute more to produce it.
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Nomophobia: meaning and symptoms

Nomophobia, the term is still not very widespread but the problem it defines is increasingly frequent to encounter and represents a worrying phenomenon. Saying this, in this case, is not alarming, it is photographing the current situation in Italy and in many other countries of the world, there are numbers that say it, as well as many everyday scenes.
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Toasted almonds

Nuts are good for you and almonds are a full part of this category, so they are very good. Toasted almonds can therefore be included in the diet of those who want to eat healthy in a varied and balanced way, they give us a mix of energy and mineral salts in a small "volume" that can often be precious.
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Red wine: benefits and harm

Red wine: benefits and harm related to the presence of ethanol and other constituents. Advantages and disadvantages of the consumption of red wine, recommended daily amount and things to know Before talking specifically about red wine, it is necessary to make a premise on the damage related to alcohol consumption. Red wine is an alcoholic beverage and, as such, its consumption should be moderate.
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