Technology and services for the smart city
March 14, 2013 - 5.30 pm
ENERGY AND DIGITAL HOUSE
Introduction: Gian Paolo Balboni – Telecom Future Centre
Participants: Mrs. Paola Petroni - Enel and Mr. Fabio Bellifemine - Telecom Italy
In a world in which the control of energy consumption assumes a value always greater, and the production of electrical energy from renewable sources grows increasingly year after year, the traditional model of electrical energy distribution goes into crisis and must be changed . The simple unidirectional distribution "waterfall" is no longer enough: the micro-distributed generation can convert every consumer into a producer of energy and even homes that simply consume have the possibility to change the profile of their consumption to collaborate on a overall improvement in the cycle of production-distribution-consumption.
To make this happen it’s necessary to integrate power grids with those of telecommunications and to ensure a continuous exchange of information between producers, distributors and consumers of electricity. In this context, dissemination of smart and "programmable" domestic appliances is the final piece to a new model for digital and smart home: the home of the future.
April 4, 2013 - 5.30 pm
A ROBOT FOR BUTLER
Objects with capabilities of autonomous movement and some form of intelligence, for example the ability to learning from experience, are entering in everyday life. Right now they are confined to specific and relatively simple tasks, such as vacuuming or mowing the garden, but the near future promises more and more complex and interesting developments, no longer confined to science fiction films.
April 18, 2013 - 5.30 pm
TRANSPORT OF THE FUTURE (CAR RELATED AND NOT ONLY)
In Italy, the adult worker spends 7% of its life sitting on some means of transport, often driving a car. With the development of mobile communications today travellers have at their disposal a number of services that keep them in connection with the world, provide any additional information they need and also take care of their security.
May 9, 2013 - 5.30 pm
While computers become smaller and invisible, and are part of everyday objects, it is necessary to radically change the way you interact with them, the so-called "interface". In a few years the mouse and keyboard will be memories of the past, and the entire environment around us become a system with which to interact. Using voice, gestures, images, and why not, our thinking.
May 23, 2013 - 5.30 pm
THE FACTORY IN HOUSE
Today we are used to do at home, alone, many things that were unthinkable just 10 years ago. We print photos, we produce a music CD on a DVD to watch on our TV, we prepare greeting cards for Christmas, and print the school newspaper (if we do not just send it online). The next revolution, is now at hand, is that which will give us the ability to produce true three-dimensional objects in a home or small electronic devices working, paving the way for a new kind of production and trade of many goods. The main tool for this revolution is the three-dimensional printer.
INTERACTIVE LIVE STREAMING FROM "THURSDAY SCIENCE " IN TURIN
Live science week by week from November the 29th, 2012 to February the 28th, 2013
November 29, 2012 - 5.45 pm
Piergiorgio Odifreddi , mathematician, logician and essayist
Federico Peiretti, journalist and populariser
AMAZING MATHS When games become shrewd challenges: a journey through time and thought
December 6, 2012 - 5.45 pm
Alex Bellos, broadcaster
ALEX’S ADVENTURES IN NUMBERLAND Venturing into the Human and Chimpanzee Mathematical Brains
January 17, 2013 - 5.45 pm
Giovanni Bignami, INAF President
THERE IS A LOT TO DISCOVER A visit to science lab of the future
January 24, 2013 - 5.45 pm
Cristina Becchio ,University of Turin
WHEN EYES SPEAK The Gaze in Social Life
January 31, 2013 - 5.45 pm
Pietro Terna, University of Turin
JUST ROUND THE CORNER: AFTER THE CRISIS New Problems and Opportunities
February 7, 2013 - 5.45 pm
Chiara Riganti ,University of Turin – 2nd at the 2012 GiovediScienza Prize
A TROJAN HORSE TO FIGHT CANCER Cunning Solutions in the Fight against Cancer
February 14, 2013 - 5.45 pm
Gaetano Di Chiara , University of Cagliari
THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF MARIJUANA Therapy and Social Risk
February 21, 2013 - 5.45 pm
Piero Angela, Journalist and Writer
GENERATING WEALTH Why do you Need Research, Legality and Meritocracy for Growth
February 28, 2013 - 5.45 pm
Étienne Klein, Research Director at CEA, Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission) In cooperation with Italy’s French Embassy
TIME ZERO Was there ever a beginning to the Universe?