BITS

Authoritative and accessible syntheses written by the best specialists in the field on topics of interest on current research and the new frontiers of science, to find one’s bearings in the complexities and challenges of the modern world.

(Title’s translation: Truth and post-truth. From enquiry to post-enquiry)

Conspiracy theories, fake news and credulity in social media are responsible for the current tension in the social debate. An analysis of these phenomena, articulated in five possible reading paths, outlines the key concepts of truth, post-truth and investigation, providing some theoretical models capable of relaunching rational discussion. Philosophy, with its tools, here becomes an effective antidote

The new English edition of “Molecular machines” is aimed at an international audience, to continue the debate on nanomachines. The design and construction of machines and motors of molecular size is a stimulating scientific challenge and a primary objective of nanotechnology. During the past thirty years, chemists have taken up this challenge and learned how to make and operate simple nanoscale machines

The construction of molecular sized machines is an outstanding scientific result and a primary goal of nanotechnology. In the last thirty years, chemists from various parts of the world have learned to realize simple nanometer machines. Although these minuscule devices have not as yet become an integral part of our daily lives, we are, by now, on the threshold of a new industrial revolution