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    2. Stephen Hawking was admired by Israeli physicists for his insights and his humanity

      Stephen Hawking was admired by Israeli physicists for his insights and his humanity
      JERUSALEM (JTA) Dr. Stephen Hawking was a rare and inspirational man whose deep insights into the mysteries of the physical universe were matched only by his courage in the face of a cruel, debilitating illness, which he met with good spirit and a unique sense of humor. In the wake of his passing, those who have commented on his legacy have focused not only on his work as a scientist ...
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    3. Novel process removes mercury from factory emissions | ISRAEL21c

      Novel process removes mercury from factory emissions | ISRAEL21c
      Unique made-in-Israel technology also renders the separated toxic metal stable and safe for disposal. Toxic mercury spewing out of coal-fired power plants, waste-incineration facilities, cement factories, metal processing plants and many other industries pollutes the air, water, and land. To comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations, facility managers are always seeking improved technologies for reducing and even eliminating mercury emissions. And thats why Israeli startupMercuRemovalof Netanya is generating so much ...
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    4. Changing Tides: Darwinism Discovered in Sea Anemone Venom

      Changing Tides: Darwinism Discovered in Sea Anemone Venom
      Hebrew University researcher discovers Darwinism at work, as sea anemones adapt their venom to accommodate changing prey and sea conditions Many animals use venom to protect themselves from predators and to catch prey. Some, like jellyfish, have tentacles, while others, like bees and snakes, use stingers and fangs to inject their prey with venomous toxins. For a long time, scientists believed that an animals venom was consistent over time: once ...
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    5. World famous Israeli mathematician to receive 2018 Israel Prize

      World famous Israeli mathematician to receive 2018 Israel Prize
      The Education Ministry's announcement that Professor Alex Lubotzky is to be awarded the prestigious Israel prize on Israel's 70th Independence Day for Research in Mathematics and Computer Science took no one by surprise. The prize committee, explaining its choice, stated that the internationally renowned Israel-born mathematician has contributed greatly to his field with original "research in finite and infinite group theory, including topological, algebraic and arithmetical groups and ...
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    6. Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

      Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert
      RAMON CRATER, Israel (Reuters) - A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel's Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel's Science and Technology Ministry said. The experiment was held near the isolated Israeli township of Mitzpe Ramon, whose surroundings resemble the Martian environment in its geology, aridity, appearance and desolation, the ministry said. The participants were ...
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    7. The Argument Against Quantum Computers

      The Argument Against Quantum Computers
      ixteen years ago, on a cold February day at Yale University, a poster caught Gil Kalais eye. It advertised a series of lectures byMichel Devoret, a well-known expert onexperimental efforts in quantum computing. The talks promised to explore the question Quantum Computer: Miracle or Mirage? Kalai expected a vigorous discussion of the pros and cons of quantum computing. Instead, he recalled, the skeptical direction was a little bit neglected. He ...
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    8. Merck opens Jerusalem innovation lab

      Merck opens Jerusalem innovation lab
      The laboratory is part of Mercks commitment to Israel, collaboration with the Hebrew University, and development efforts in nanotechnologies and materials. Merck Group, the German pharmaceutical and life sciences company, today inaugurated a technology innovation laboratory at its subsidiary Qlight Nanotech in Jerusalem, hosted on the Hebrew Universitys Edmund J. Safra Campus. The laboratory is part of Mercks commitment to Israel, collaboration with the Hebrew University, and development efforts in ...
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    9. New wearable device gives 'sight' to the visually impaired

      New wearable device gives 'sight' to the visually impaired
      A new device made up of a tiny camera, an earpiece and a very powerful wearable computer could drastically improve the lives of some 21 million Americans living with avisual impairment. OrCam is not primarily amobility aid, so it wont replace a cane, but what it can do is help a wearer recognize and interpret the world around them by reading printed text off a variety of surfaces and recognizing ...
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    10. Pollution’s impact on weather, crops worse than once thought

      Pollution’s impact on weather, crops worse than once thought
      Even the tiniest of particles from human emissions can fuel powerful storms and influence weather and crops much more than previously thought, according to new research published January 26 in the journal Science. The study focuses on the power of manmade aerosol emissions to grow rain clouds and intensify storms. These particles come from urban and industrial air pollution, wildfires and other sources. While scientists have known that these particles ...
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    11. Why Israel rocks at commercializing academic innovations

      Why Israel rocks at commercializing academic innovations
      Its no coincidence that Harvard and UCLA chose experienced Israelis to direct their technology-transfer offices. Cash-strapped universities urgently need to streamline the transfer of inventions from lab bench to market, and Israeli TTOs have a remarkable track record of generating more revenue from IP sales than any other country except the United States. Universities are reinventing themselves as micro environments for innovation and entrepreneurship. A university that cant demonstrate its ...
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    12. Israeli auto-tech, robotics, photonics light up Las Vegas

      Israeli auto-tech, robotics, photonics light up Las Vegas
      Intels blockbuster acquisition of Israels Mobileye last year is finally bearing public fruit: The combined companies unveiled their first autonomous vehicle at the Consumer Technology Associations flagship event, CES, in Las Vegas on January 9-12. Mobileye develops the sensors and software that allow a car to know where it is in relation to its surroundings. That key component for the coming self-driving car age was the main reason Intel bought ...
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    13. Unprecedented Security Measures Expected in New York's Times Square This New Year's Eve

      Unprecedented Security Measures Expected in New York's Times Square This New Year's Eve
      While everyone knows New York City's Times Square will be the scene of one big party this New Year's Eve, police know it's also a big target for terrorists. City officials said the standard security measures will, of course, be in place, like sand trucks and blocker vehicles. But after two terror attacks in NYC since Halloween, more efforts are being focused on trying to catch and ...
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    14. Israeli serial startup stars of blockchain tech return with QEDit, a zero-knowledge proof diligence tool | TechCrunch

      Israeli serial startup stars of blockchain tech return with QEDit, a zero-knowledge proof diligence tool | TechCrunch
      Leveraging some mind boggling math introduced as an update onto the Ethereum blockchain only a few months ago,QEDitis launching its product on our Battlefield stage atTechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. The company, which takes its name from the Latin phrasequod erat demonstrandum(which was what would have been demonstrated) relies on the principle of zero knowledge proofs to provide audit and due diligence services for financial institutions. One of the problems ...
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    15. 3 Israeli Universities Ranked In World's Top 100 Most Innovative

      3 Israeli Universities Ranked In World's Top 100 Most Innovative
      (JTA) Three Israeli universities were ranked in the top 100 of the most innovative universities in the world in the Reuters annual list. Hebrew University came in at 82, climbing 12 spots from last year. Tel Aviv University was ranked at 88 and The Technion Israel Institute of Technology was 89. The Reuters analysis identifies the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new ...
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    16. Enhancing the Quantum Sensing Capabilities of Diamond

      Enhancing the Quantum Sensing Capabilities of Diamond
      Shooting electrons at diamonds can introduce quantum sensors into them Nov. 22, 2017 Researchers discovered that dense ensembles of quantum spins can be created in a diamond with high resolution using electron microscopes, paving the way for enhanced sensors and resources for quantum technologies. Diamonds are made of carbon atoms in a crystalline structure, but if a carbon atom is replaced with another type of atom, this will result in ...
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