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    1. Ancient inscription unearthed in Jerusalem, thrilling archaeologists

      An ancient Greek inscription was found on a 1,500-year-old mosaic floor near the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. Byzantine emperor Justinian, who ruled in the 6th century A.D., is mentioned in the inscription, which was deciphered by Dr. Leah Di Segni of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. It reads: “In the time of our most pious emperor Flavius Justinian, also this entire building Constantine the most God-loving priest and abbot, established and raised, in the 14th indiction.” EXPERTS UNCOVER EVIDENCE OF ANCIENT JERUSALEM'S DESTRUCTION BY THE BABYLONIANS In a statement released by the Israel ...

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    2. Reader Submitted: This Student Merged Science and Design to Produce a Joint System with Endless Opportunity

      Reader Submitted: This Student Merged Science and Design to Produce a Joint System with Endless Opportunity

      Flat surfaces with carefully planned cuts—with a single motion their purpose is revealed. I graduated from a unique joint program for Computer Science at The Hebrew University and Industrial Design at Bezalel Academy. My project is a result of my studies, combined scientific research with aesthetics and leaves an opening to variety of potential applications. My fascination of using mathematics as a tool to enhance design led me to the development of a new design and production form based on auxetic structures. Auxetics are structures or materials that when stretched, become thicker ...

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    3. Tech Talk: Zipy makes buying from international e-commerce sites easy

      Tech Talk: Zipy makes buying from international e-commerce sites easy

      The idea to establish Zipy happened when the three founders – Dima, Anton and Andrey – who were friends long before, met in a pub one night to drink some beer. They talked about how their parents were always asking them to buy products they wanted on Ebay. The trio are all from Ashdod. Dima and Andrey are friends from high school, and Dima met Anton in the army. They thought about a solution that would help their parents and others buy easily from websites abroad. And in the process, they established Zipy, first for just Ebay, but since then, Amazon, Aliexpress ...

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    4. Expressing Anger Can Make You Happier, According to Study |

      Expressing Anger Can Make You Happier, According to Study |

      Are your children getting on your last nerve? Did a coworker’s comment rub you the wrong way? There’s no need to plug the steam coming out of your ears. In fact, science now gives you full permission to let those emotions rip; you might actually be happier for it. If that seems counterintuitive, hear us out. A new study suggests that people tend to be happier if they can feel and express emotions as they want. That goes for unpleasant emotions like anger and hatred, too. An international team of researchers recruited 2,300 university students from the ...

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    5. To spur innovation, teach A.I. to find analogies

      To spur innovation, teach A.I. to find analogies

      A method for teaching artificial intelligence analogies through crowdsourcing could allow a computer to search data for comparisons between disparate problems and solutions, highlighting important—but potentially unrecognized—underlying similarities. The method could enable A.I. to search through databases of patents, inventions, and researcher papers, identifying ideas that can be repurposed to solve new problems or create new products. As anyone who enjoyed watching TV’s MacGyver disarm a missile with a paperclip or staunch a sulfuric acid leak with a chocolate bar could tell you, analogies can provide critical insights and inspiration for problem-solving. Tapping huge databases of ...

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    6. Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away

      Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away

      The team investigated the star system Gliese 832 for additional exoplanets residing between the two currently known alien worlds in this system. Their computations revealed that an additional Earth-like planet with a dynamically stable configuration may be residing at a distance ranging from 0.25 to 2.0 astronomical unit (AU) from the star. "According to our calculations, this hypothetical alien world would probably have a mass between 1 to 15 Earth's masses," said the lead author Suman Satyal, UTA physics researcher, lecturer and laboratory supervisor. The paper is co-authored by John Griffith, UTA undergraduate student and long-time UTA ...

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    7. Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen

      Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen

      The collagen changes its crystallinity in response to physical forces, so the ordered arrangement in collagen molecules of the cartilage in our knees may be flipping from one structural state to another with every step we take. The results, published in the journal ACS Nano, cast new light on how cartilage is able to withstand the demanding mechanical environment of the joint and may eventually help to explain why cartilage breaks down with ageing or arthritis. Dr Himadri Gupta, from QMUL's School of Engineering and Materials Science, said: "Pain and reduced mobility due to joint diseases currently affects over ...

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    8. New peptide could help fight drug-resistant 'superbugs'

      New peptide could help fight drug-resistant 'superbugs'

      STORY: Drug-resistant superbugs are one of the biggest challenges to global health. Naturally-occuring antimicrobial peptides could be the key to fighting against these bacterial infections. Israeli researchers have synthesized the chains of amino acids. And they've found that they are best sequenced in a random mix. SOUNDBITE (English) SENIOR LECTURER AT THE INSTITUTE OF FOOD SCIENCE, NUTRITION AT THE FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE IN THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM, DOCTOR ZVI HAYOUKA, SAYING: "There are many, many, many antimicrobial peptides that were discovered and isolated from many, many organisms and what we have noticed that there is no consensus sequence ...

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    9. Israeli study says Zika virus alerts spread too much confusion

      Israeli study says Zika virus alerts spread too much confusion

      Hebrew University study says information on the epidemic was at too high a reading level.

      Information about the 2015- 2016 Zika virus epidemic that was released by the World Health Organization caused confusion and even panic in the world because it was written for people with graduate-school educations rather than the common man.

      Also, press releases issued by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were found to be suited for high-school graduates but not people with less education.

      These are the conclusions reached by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who studied health monitoring and communication during the ...

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    10. The Secret To Happiness Is Giving Yourself Permission To Feel Crummy

      The Secret To Happiness Is Giving Yourself Permission To Feel Crummy

      Most science-backed shortcuts to happiness – like working out, smiling more and practicing gratitude ― focus on the positive, and they’re helpful indeed. But a new study concludes that for some people, embracing negative feelings may be one of the most powerful ways to feel happier overall. In a study published in this month’s Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, researchers surveyed more than 2,300 college-age students in eight countries including the U.S., Brazil and China. Students were asked which emotions they wanted to feel more and less of in daily life ― like love, anger and excitement ― and which ...

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    11. Team redefines cosmic velocity web

      Team redefines cosmic velocity web

      The cosmic velocity web analysis was led by Daniel Pomarede, Atomic Energy Center, France, with the collaboration of Helene Courtois at the University of Lyon, France; Yehuda Hoffman at the Hebrew University, Israel; and Brent Tully at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy. "With the motions of the galaxies, we can infer where all of the mass is located: the galaxies and the 5 times more abundant transparent matter (usually wrongly called dark matter). This total gravitating mass, together with the expansion of the universe, is responsible for the motions that create the architecture of the universe. The ...

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    12. A way to stabilize haploidy in animal cells

      A way to stabilize haploidy in animal cells

      The emergence in recent years of the first mammalian haploid cell lines has raised great expectations in the scientific community. Despite their potential, these cultures present some issues that complicate their use because haploidy is unstable and can be lost quickly. The Genomic Instability Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has offered an explanation of this phenomenon and proposes a way to overcome it. This work has been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). With the exception of the sperm or ovules, cells contain two sets of chromosomes, one from each ...

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    13. Teaching the world how to make the desert bloom

      Teaching the world how to make the desert bloom

      At the Ramat Negev Agro-Research Center, acacia trees bloom, casting long shadows by the greenhouses, and fat pumpkins ripen on the ground. Everywhere you look, jewel-like cherry tomatoes dangle above the sand, on vines strung to wires, carefully irrigated and nourished. While tiny tomatoes have been around for centuries, certain varieties of cherry tomatoes – including the popular tomaccio – were developed in Israel back in the 1970s. Here they grow in abundance, as do sweet peppers of all colors – yellow, green, red, chocolaty-brown, and purple. The Ramat Negev Regional Council oversees this center, and agricultural experiments are conducted by onsite researchers ...

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    14. AI, crowdsourcing combine to close 'analogy gap' Searching and repurposing ideas could inspire innovation

      AI, crowdsourcing combine to close 'analogy gap' Searching and repurposing ideas could inspire innovation

      (MENAFN Editorial) iCrowdNewswire - Aug 15, 2017 Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem devised a method enabling computers to mine datab... ... August 15, 2017 By Julianne MatteraEmail Three Oakland streets adjacent to Carnegie Mellon University will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday,... (MENAFN Editorial) iCrowdNewswire - Aug 15, 2017 Computer science researchers at North Carolina State University and Universidade de Lisboa have developed a tool for use... August 14, 2017 Carnegie Mellon University graduate student Britta Glennon will be among 350 young economists from 66 nations who will ...

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    15. AI draws parallels between fields you never knew were connected

      AI draws parallels between fields you never knew were connected

      Analogies are the comparison of one thing with another, most commonly with the goal of explaining or clarifying a certain concept. Like a well-chosen metaphor, a good analogy can be a great tool for people such as writers. However, it can also be crucial for problem-solving, since comparing separate problems or methods in this way can be used to highlight underlying — often times useful — similarities. For instance, a few years ago a car mechanic was watching a YouTube video showing how to extract a cork from a wine bottle when he struck upon using the same approximate method for helping ...

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    16. Pigments made by beets may help boost resistance to disease the and nutrition value of crops

      Color in the plant kingdom is not merely a joy to the eye. Colored pigments attract pollinating insects, they protect plants against disease, and they confer health benefits and are used in the food and drug industries. A new study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, has now opened the way to numerous potential uses of betalains, the highly nutritious red-violet and yellow pigments known for their antioxidant properties and commonly used as food dyes. Betalains are made by cactus fruit, flowers such as bougainvillea and certain edible ...

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    17. BioCanCell Announces Appointment of Ms. Ruti Alon to Board of Directors

      BioCanCell Announces Appointment of Ms. Ruti Alon to Board of Directors

      JERUSALEM, Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioCanCell Ltd. (TASE:BICL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies to treat cancer, announced today the appointment of Ms. Ruti Alon to its Board of Directors. Frank Haluska, M.D, Ph.D., BioCanCell’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Ruti to BioCanCell’s Board of Directors. Ruti’s background and experience are an excellent fit as we prepare to launch two pivotal clinical trials of our lead investigational agent, BC-819, either of which may lead to registration in early ...

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    18. Health Scan: How long can bacteria wait out antibiotics?

      Health Scan: How long can bacteria wait out antibiotics?

      “A take-home message from this is that it is important to complete a course of antibiotic treatment as prescribed, even after the disappearance of the symptoms,” Balaban explained. “Partial treatment gives tolerance and persistence mutations a selective advantage, and these, in turn, hasten the development of resistance.” In future studies, Balaban and her team will use MDK99 to study the evolution of tolerance in patients. Moreover, the ability to systematically determine the tolerance level of strains in the lab could facilitate research in the field. “If implemented in hospital clinical microbiology labs, MDK99 could enable the efficient classification of bacterial ...

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    19. AI, crowdsourcing combine to close 'analogy gap'

      AI, crowdsourcing combine to close 'analogy gap'

      Specifically, they developed a way for computers to find analogies—comparisons between sometimes disparate methods and problems that highlight underlying similarities. As anyone who enjoyed watching TV's MacGyver disarm a missile with a paperclip or staunch a sulfuric acid leak with a chocolate bar could tell you, analogies can provide critical insights and inspiration for problem solving. Tapping huge databases of inventions could spur innovation, but doing so without the help of analogies is, well, like finding a needle in a haystack. Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon and Hebrew University cracked the analogy problem by combining crowdsourcing and a ...

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    20. Hebrew University Launches World’s Largest Jewish Art Index

      Hebrew University Launches World’s Largest Jewish Art Index

      The Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem launched the world’s largest online database of Jewish art on Thursday at the World Congress of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art is a collection of digitized images and information about Jewish artifacts from all over the world. The online collection includes more than 260,000 images of objects and artifacts from 700 museums, synagogues and private collections in 41 different countries, as well as architectural drawings of 1,500 synagogues and Jewish ritual buildings from antiquity to the modern day. The public ...

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    21. Death of Rabbi Pesach Schindler a loss to the Conservative Movement - Israel News

      Death of Rabbi Pesach Schindler a loss to the Conservative Movement - Israel News

      Reflection on the Holocaust continued to occupy his mind for most of his life, so much so that he wrote a book: Hasidic Responses to the Holocaust in the Light of Hasidic Thought (1990), which was an extension of the dissertation that earned him a PhD from New York University. He also had a master’s degree in science from Yeshiva University. Ordained as a rabbi in 1956, he subsequently served for six years as director of education at the Adath Israel Congregation in Toronto, and then spent seven years as assistant director of education at the United Synagogue of ...

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    22. Preserving the Dead Sea, a Jewel for Future Generations

      Preserving the Dead Sea, a Jewel for Future Generations

      DEAD SEA, Israel – Sunrise over the Dead Sea is a magnificent sight. A soothing atmosphere surrounds this biblical landmark and mineral treasure. The Dead Sea is a natural wonder that is actually giving life, but this unique jewel is in danger of drying up. It sits on the Great Rift Valley between Israel and Jordan. Fed by freshwater from the Jordan River and mineral springs, it's one of the saltiest lakes in the world – so salty no fish can survive in it. Nominated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the water, mud and atmosphere have healing ...

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    23. Jerusalem start-up unveils next generation of iOS photo editing app

      Jerusalem start-up unveils next generation of iOS photo editing app

      The company’s first two paid products, Facetune and Enlight, are two of the world’s most successful premium creativity apps, with over 11 million paid units sold. Enlight was Apple’s App of the Year for 2015, the #11 best-selling Paid iOS app in 2016, and was recently awarded the prestigious Apple Design Award at the 2017 WWDC. Facetune, a fun and powerful portrait retouching application, was Apple’s #4 best-selling Paid app in 2016 and was the #1 Paid App in over 130 countries. Before raising money through Carmel Ventures in its first equity financing round in August ...

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    24. 10 most influential figures of the cybersecurity world

      10 most influential figures of the cybersecurity world

      One of the best ways to stay updated with the most recent industry changes is to follow the top giants in the security industry. The cybersecurity industry is a quickly expanding market, growing in response to the increasing number of cyber crimes. According to the most recent report of Cybersecurity Ventures, its spending is expected to reach $1 trillion over the next 5 years. This expected spending has raised the demand for security vendors, opening the door for new start-up companies and growth for reputable firms. Below, I’ve summed up a list of 10 Chief Executive Officers in Security ...

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