Using robots to test evolutionary hypothesis. This is the main purpose of John Long's research. In his laboratory, he and his colleagues build robots with essential bio-realistic animal features, like the ability to behave autonomously. We interviewed him before his lecture at the Festival della Scienza in Genoa.
In these days, newspapers and television programs (and the web, of course) are giving space to a statement by the Italian Society of Environmental Medicine (SIMA) announcing important discoveries on the link between airborne particulate matter and Coronavirus, even describing them as important for the decisions to be taken in the coming weeks.