Italian food firm Barilla wants even those who can barely tell a stove from a fridge to be able to make spaghetti, so has created a new line of pastas called Pronto that don't even require you to boil water. Read more >>
Try sending a text message at midnight on New Year's Eve, and you'll struggle: there's too much data and not enough bandwidth to cope with it. But now a team of researchers have developed twisted radio waves inspired by pasta, which could allow a "potentially infinite" number of channels to be broadcast simultaneously.
I lived in Italy for nearly 20 years, and it's difficult to imagine Italians tolerating anyone tampering with their precious tomato, the main ingredient in their all-important "gravy." But they seem to be ok with the newfangled "Realtomato" showing up in their caprese salads and margherita pizzas.