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The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014

Published July 1, 2014 by Tony

– Highly Cited Researchers –

 

Through “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014, the Thomson Reuters IP & Science, in collaboration with Shanghai J. Tong university and Academic Ranking of World Universities,  shows those who are the best and brightest scientific minds of our time.
It’s an analysis report of the top researches around the globe who earned their distinction by publishing the highest number of articles that rank among those most frequently cited by fellow researches.
The 2014 list of the hottest researches was identified by tabulating citations that were recorded during the calendar year 2013 for papers published between 2011 and 2013.
These scientists will receive a recognition, a kind of brand and a logo that they can put on their websites.
Among the 3200 most cited researchers in the world, coming from 21 different fields of research, 55 are Italian.  Among the most influential scientists, Italians amounted to 2%, and in some field are really leader. In particular – as usual – they are so for what concerns the medical sciences, an area in which we record as many as 15 appearances. This is followed by other fields of research in which notoriously Italy stands out, such as technological research, astrophysics, pharmacology, agricultural science. 5 out of 55 are women.
A slight disappointment, however, comes from particle physics, a field of research in which Italians have a high school degree and an established tradition – just think of the constant presence of Italian researchers at CERN in Geneva. This is because from the rankings have been expunged those publications produced by many hands, which include some of the most important studies of which are parts of Italian researchers.

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10 BEST ITALIAN BEACHES

Published April 8, 2013 by Tony

TRIPADVSOR RANKING

The Italian website Tripadvisor has selected the ten best Italian beaches. On Tripavisor’s site, you know, the judgment is expressed by travelers and tourists staying somewhere. Here’s the traveler’s choice out of a total of 276 locations examined.

1 – “Spiaggia dei conigli” (Beach of rabbits) –  Lampedusa, Sicily
The islet of Rabbits is a lovely place in the south west of the island of Lampedusa. It is an isle located in the center of a wide bay, where the real gull nests.
Caribbean’s colors and a white beach that give a unique landscape. The wonderful sea, instead, does not make easy your departure.

spiaggia-dei-conigli

2 – “La Pelosa Beach” – Stintino – Sardinia
A long and wonderful beach at the bottom of Capo Falcone, northern extremity of the island, close to the small fishing village. The sand is extraordinarily white and thin and the seawater is transparent.

“La Pelosa Beach” – Stintino

3 – “Cala Mariolu” – Baunei –  Sardinia
Its name is due to the fact that the beach was frequented by a monk seal. The fishermen called this place “mariolu”, ie thief, because the seal often managed to steal the fish directly from the networks. The beach of Cala Mariolu is gorgeous, characterized by small pebbles of pink marble mixed with sand. The water is clear blue.

Cala Mariolu – Baunei

4 – “Cala Brandinchi” – Capo Coda Cavallo, Sardinia
Cala Brandinchi is located in the village of Capo Coda Cavallo, in the municipality of San Teodoro. The beach has a background of white and very fine sand, bright hues, and surrounded by a pine forest and dunes.

Cala Brandinchi - Capo Coda Cavallo

5 – “Spiaggia di Tuerredda” – Teulada, Sardinia
Situated in a beautiful bay between Cape Malfatano and Cape Spartivento is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia for its clear and fine sand and the transparent color of the sea, which seems a Caribbean landscape.

Spiaggia di Tuerredda - Teulada

6 – “Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo”- Sicily
The beach of San Vito lo Capo is enclosed in a small bay between the beautiful Natural Reserve of Zingaro and the Reserve of Mount Cofano, near the village of San Vito. Picturesque and popular seaside resort nestled in a landscape of great effect. The beach is beautiful, long and very wide, with fine white sand, lapped by a turquoise sea, clear and transparent.

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo - Sicily

7 – Tropea seaside – Calabria
With its different bay and inlets, Tropea is very attracting. Some of these bays and beaches are accessible only from the sea. The sand is white and fine and the sea clear and transparent.

Tropea - Calabria

8 – “Baia del Silenzio” (Bay of silence) –  Sestri Levante, Liguria
Sestri Levante is a promontory called “island”, which extends towards the sea remaining united to the mainland by a thin strip of land that separates the Bay of silence from the Bay of Fables. During the summer the water is not as clear as in Sardinia, but it is a very lovely place.

Baia del Silenzio - Liguria

9 – “Spiaggia del Fornillo” – Positano, Campania
The main beach in Positano is set like a precious jewel between Amalfi and Sorrento coast. This stretch of coastline has often been described as the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean. One after another, green and rocky mountain lunge dramatically into the Mediterranean blue sea.

Spiaggia del Fornillo - Positano

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