Ben-Gurion University

Israel is cultivating new friends in the Balkans, but quietly

ALTHOUGH it was in use from 1497 to 1943, the Jewish cemetery in Bitola, Macedonia’s second city, had long been forgotten. No longer. Not only is the …


Israeli university develops multi-use robotic arm

The robotic arm could be used in outer space and in factories, for harvesting fruit, for search and rescue.<p>><br>• ><p>Minimally Actuated Serial Robot (Credit: …


The password to your IoT device is just a Google search away

While conducting research on the susceptibility of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to hacking, researchers at Ben-Gurion University found many …

Internet of Things

Students explore entrepreneurial spirit of Israel over spring break

A group of Penn State students in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor traveled to Israel over spring break to explore the entrepreneurial …

Tel Aviv

Bulgaria, Israel mull cybersecurity cooperation

Rumen Radev becomes first foreign head of state to visit Israel's computer emergency response team in Beersheba


Medicinal Cannabis Safe, Effective for Pain, Chemo Side Effects, Journal Says

The supervised use of medicinal cannabis is safe and effective at relieving pain and reducing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer …


Do you like your earthquake warning system fast, or accurate?

Earthquakes famously can't be predicted. They still can't. But early-warning systems exist, and now a paper Wednesday published in Science Advances …

U.S. Geological Survey

The Neurochemistry of Smartphone Addiction

Source: Bruce Rolf/Shutterstock<p>Smartphone addiction is correlated with neurochemical imbalances in the brain, according to a first-of-its-kind study …


Grapevine: Arabs are humans, too

This week's social news.<p>An Israeli Arab casts her ballot at a polling station inside a church in the northern town of Reineh. (photo credit: …


Basic flaws still found in smart home tech, says report

Smart home security is back under the microscope, thanks to a report that’s found flaws in a host of devices. Security flaws in smart home devices …

UT College of Liberal Arts:

Dr. Amelia Weinreb Promoted to Senior Lecturer<p>Mon, March 19, 2018<p>Amy Weinreb<p>Dr. Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb, who has been a lecturer at the Schusterman …

College & University

Israel Basher Leaves UCLA After Sexual Harassment Charges

The once respected academic career of UCLA historian Gabriel Piterberg has come to an apparent end, not because of his unrelenting hostility toward …

Buenos Aires

Israeli lab uses AI and big data to fight cyber crime

New research center in Beersheva will make use of technology that can provide unprecedented investigative tools and sources of evidence for police.


Jerusalem syndrome: Caught up in the rapture of God

“It’s not a disease but a cultural phenomenon,” say the psychiatrists. One of the triggers of the syndrome comes from unrealistic expectations before …

Mental Health

A brief history of Stephen Hawking's complicated relationship with Israel

Stephen Hawking was critical of Israel and supported BDS, but also visited Israel a number of times and based his revolutionary theory on the works …


How the Bear Stearns Meltdown Wrecked Something More Valuable than Money

The financial crisis shattered investors' trust in markets<p>Of all the losses triggered by the meltdown of Bear Stearns Cos. a decade ago this week and the crisis that followed, perhaps the biggest was the public’s loss of trust in markets themselves. No wonder so many investors have cowered on the …

Stock Markets

An Iranian drone and Israel’s disproportionate response

Teheran will likely get the message and back down -- but in case of a clash, Israel now has the upper hand


From Israel's Negev Desert: Cool Tech for Cars

One Israeli startup is building a folding car, and Ben-Gurion University's researchers are advancing autonomy, playing games to learn how we behave …

Tel Aviv

Bali Is Suspending Mobile Web Service for Its Sacred Day of Silence

Nyepi, a Hindu holiday that celebrates the Saka new year, is a sacred tradition on the Indonesian island of Bali. It's a time for silence and mindful …

New York Times

Study warns smart home devices can be hacked with a simple Google search

With the increasing proliferation of smart devices in our homes, security researchers are constantly uncovering fundamental vulnerabilities in these …

Internet of Things

Israeli parliament endorses 'nation-state bill' for first reading

Key Knesset committee approves final draft of 'Zionism's flagship bill' defining Israel exclusively as nation for Jews.<p><b>Nazareth, Israel</b> - After seven years of delays, the Israeli governing parties have agreed the final terms of controversial new legislation that would define Israel exclusively as …


University staffers undergo training in sensitivity to Arab students

The goal is to make the growing number of Arab citizens studying at Israeli universities feel more comfortable by making the staff more understanding …


You Can Hack Almost Any Smart Device With A Google Search

The internet of things is so poorly designed that you can gain control of devices just Googling for passwords.<p>Thirty minutes. That’s the time it took a team of researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel to access to security cameras, baby monitors, doorbells, thermostats, and other …

Google Search

Here's a List of 29 Different Types of USB Attacks

Researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have identified 29 ways in which attackers could use USB devices to compromise …

Information Security

Smart Home Devices Are Easy to Hack. Here's How to Protect Yourself

Alexa randomly laughing at us might be the least of our smart technology concerns. The latest bad news about smart home devices is that they're easy …


Baby monitors are terrifyingly easy to hack, new study says

You bought your baby monitor for peace of mind, but it could be inviting unwanted strangers into your home.<p>According to new research by cybersecurity …


Jordan, Escher, and the “Janus Face” of Rationality

Though we’re taught to think “rationally” about solving problems, without “irrationality” we’d be doomed to failure.

Off-the-shelf smart devices found easy to hack: Researchers offer cyber-safety tips to protect cameras, baby monitors, doorbells, and other IoT devices

Researchers offer cyber-safety tips to protect cameras, baby monitors, doorbells, and other IoT devices<p>Off-the-shelf devices that include baby …

Internet of Things

Grapevine: Sweet revenge

This week's social news.<p>A creation by up-and-coming designer Idan Laros at Tel Aviv Fashion Week. (photo credit: AVI WALDMAN)<p>Highly irreverent …


MOSQUITO Attack Allows Air-Gapped Computers to Covertly Exchange Data

The team of security researchers—who last month demonstrated how attackers could steal data from air-gapped computers protected inside a Faraday …