We provide news on the future of technology, science and society: if there is one thing that is about to arrive, it has already arrived here.

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Future notes

From 'Smombies' to 'Screenless City': sensitive interfaces rethink the city

Urban AI promotes Screenless Cities, cities that shift attention from screens to the urban environment thanks to multisensory physical interfaces.

Future notes

Human pregnancy: 50.000 calories of energy cost, far more than expected

An Australian study estimates that a human pregnancy requires around 50.000 calories, much more than expected. 96% serves to support the mother's body.

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Artificial intelligence

Spam, the AI ​​tsunami already infests all our message boards. What's now?

Social media is flooded with AI-generated posts, often spam or scams. Algorithms promote them by creating a vicious circle. Which must be broken.

GPT-4o, OpenAI shock: ChatGPT now has eyes, sees and understands in real time

OpenAI amazes again with GPT-4o, an evolution of ChatGPT that combines vision, audio and text. AI can see what you shoot with the camera and help you instantly.

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Medical Research

Diabetes, the cure on the tip of the tongue. Is the sweet receptor the key?

Study reveals that stimulation and inhibition of the sweet taste receptor TAS1R2-TAS1R3 regulates glucose metabolism in humans

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Human pregnancy: 50.000 calories of energy cost, far more than expected

An Australian study estimates that a human pregnancy requires around 50.000 calories, much more than expected. 96% serves to support the mother's body.

Italy Next

Organizations and people who shape the future.

goodbyememo

Your thoughts beyond life: Goodbyememo delivers the digital goodbye

Goodbyememo challenges the fear of dying and leaving things unsaid. Founded by two Italians, the service sends messages after death, giving serenity to those who fear the afterlife.

meaplant

MEAPLANT: the Italian invention for growing on walls and roofs

The system created by two Italian researchers triumphs in Geneva. Now growing everywhere, even green walls and roofs, will be easier for everyone.