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    2. In Jerusalem forest, spiders weave their magic

      In Jerusalem forest, spiders weave their magic
      On the banks of a creek near Jerusalem stands an enchanted forest, its trees shrouded by giant cobwebs woven by long-jawed spiders. Science and nature combined to create the unusual sight: the Soreq creek largely contains treated sewage full of nutrients that promote the proliferation of mosquitoes that serve as a source of food for spiders, which then reproduce in multitudes. "It's an exceptional case," said arachnophile Igor Armicach ...
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    3. QueenB takes a byte out of gender gap to promote diversity in tech

      QueenB takes a byte out of gender gap to promote diversity in tech
      As Israel faces a shortage of some 10,000 engineers and programmers in the coming decade, three Jerusalem-area students in the tech field noticed an even bigger scarcity in their classrooms and workplaces: women. Were frustrated that not enough girls are involved in the computer science field, said Noga Mann, a Hebrew University student and a co-founder of QueenB. Yasmin Dunsky and Neta Moses, and later, Mann, wanted to address ...
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    4. German-Israeli Accelerator Speeds Up Cybersecurity Innovation and Collaboration

      German-Israeli Accelerator Speeds Up Cybersecurity Innovation and Collaboration
      November 6, 2017 A new initiative to accelerate cybersecurity innovation and collaboration between Germany and Israel was launched in Jerusalem. The Hessian Israeli Partnership Accelerator for Cybersecurity (HIPA) brings together top talents in cybersecurity from Israel and Germany to jointly work on cybersecurity projects in areas such as network technologies, internet infrastructure, and software security. The overarching goal is to trigger the creation of innovation and businesses in cybersecurity in ...
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    5. U of Illinois signs research deal with Israeli university - Chicago Tribune

      U of Illinois signs research deal with Israeli university - Chicago Tribune
      The University of Illinois has signed a research partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. U of I PresidentTimothy Killeensigned the pact Tuesday during Gov. Bruce Rauner's trip to Israel this week. Rauner says the collaboration will boost Illinois' economy. Officials say Hebrew University has more than 100 research centers and 7,000 patents to its credit. They say like the U of I, it's routinely ranked among ...
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    6. Yissum Announces New Platform for 3D Printing of Personalized Food

      Yissum Announces New Platform for 3D Printing of Personalized Food
      Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the technology-transfer company of theHebrew University, introduced today a novel technology for the 3D printing of personalized food based on nano-cellulose, a natural, edible, calorie-free fiber. Prof.Oded Shoseyovfrom the Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture and Prof. Ido Braslavsky, Director, Inter-Faculty Biotechnology Program and Head of B.S. Program at the Institute of Biochemistry ...
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    7. We can design driverless cars that cannot cause an accident

      We can design driverless cars that cannot cause an accident
      The rules of the road today are all focused around one key element: drivers. Licensing, insurance, traffic laws everything assumes vehicles are operated under the control of a human. For driverless vehicles, this presents a dilemma: How can you tell which car is at fault in an accident? Should we licenseandinsure owners or manufacturers or the cars themselves? More importantly: How can self-drivingand human-driven cars co-exist safely? Before society will ...
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    8. Low-Tech Bubbe, High-Tech Mission

      Low-Tech Bubbe, High-Tech Mission
      So youre a grandmother whose kids and grandkids apparently are too busy to keep in touch how do you remind them? Handwritten notes. Email messages. Guilt-laden phone calls. Or, since late last month, a new app touted on the revamped website of the American Friends of the Hebrew University. A video on the website features an octogenarian identified as Judith Cohen who describes the Would It Kill You to Call ...
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    9. Physicists Confirm That We’re Not Living In a Computer Simulation

      Physicists Confirm That We’re Not Living In a Computer Simulation
      Scientists have discovered that its impossible to model the physics of our universe on even the biggest computer. What that means is that were probably not living in a computersimulation . Theoretical physicists Zohar Ringel and Dmitry Kovrizhin from the University of Oxford and the Hebrew University in Israel applied Monte Carlo simulations (computations used to generate probabilities) to quantum objects moving through various dimensions and found that classical systems cannot ...
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    10. Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers - The New York Times

      Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers - The New York Times
      Rainer Weiss of M.I.T. and his Caltech collaborators Kip Thorne and Barry Barish discovered ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves. Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by ...
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    11. Chinese millionaire to set up artificial intelligence lab in Haifa

      Chinese millionaire to set up artificial intelligence lab in Haifa
      Zong Qinghou, the CEO of one of Chinas largest companies, announced plans to set up a research center at the University of Haifa focusing on artificial intelligence. The Chinese Academy of Sciences will also be a research partner. Zong will provide the AI center with at least $10 million over five years, the research partners announced at a signing event on Tuesday, with much of the funding going to construct ...
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    12. Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize Awarded to Hebrew University Scientists

      Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize Awarded to Hebrew University Scientists
      September 18, 2017 The Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize for 2017 has been awarded to two scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Professor Yaakov Nahmias and Professor Nir Friedman. This is the first group from outside the United Kingdom to win the prize. The award was presented at the 30th Rosetrees Trust Anniversary Symposium on September 14 at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London. Professors Nahmias and Friedman ...
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    13. How Glowing Soil Can Help Find Land Mines | Innovation | Smithsonian

      How Glowing Soil Can Help Find Land Mines | Innovation | Smithsonian
      In a time when there is much talk of aMother of All Bombsand the possibility ofa conflict involving nuclear weapons,a landmine can seem an artifact of conflicts past, a weapon that has little to do with mass destruction. And yet, the prosaic device continues to induce its own form of terror around the world, sometimes long after wars have ended. In 2015, the number of people killed or maimed ...
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