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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Roots Of Italy's Engineering Heritage

Imagine how much more the Italian republics could have accomplished had the event of the Black Death not happened.

Floating Solar Panels In Northern Italy

Living Under The Tyrrhenian Sea

This story dates back to 2007 but worth a look over.

"Three men and three women have just spent two weeks living in pods 30 feet under the Tyrrhenian Sea.

They set a record for undersea habitation, but it was more than a stunt.

"It's an unusual possibility to perform medical examinations," says Annamaria D'Amore, the project's head doctor.

A team of twenty doctors monitored the divers 24 hours a day urine, heart rates, cognitive and psychological changes, even their breath to assess the effects of prolonged immersion.

But science aside, pretty much everyone here cheerfully admits being inspired by the Jules Verne classic "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea."

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lamborghini Huracan Official Video; Interview With Stefano Mazzetti

Video interview with Stefano Mazzetti head of Powertrain and Electronics Department of Lamborghini:

I came across the above clip while searching for the latest news on the Lamborghini Huracan:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Beretta Factory: 500 Years Of History

Aside from the actual manufacturing of guns, it always remains interesting to me how Italy has managed to maintain some of its companies in the hands of the same family for generations. A remarkable reality given today's global economy. Moreover, it has held out outsourcing - where possible - longer than its brethren in the G7.