Tel Aviv University

Two Israeli Universities Listed Among Global Top 100

Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s annual convocation, June 11, 2017. Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90.<p><i>JNS.org</i> – Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology …

List-Worthy

Two Israeli universities ranked among world's 100 best

<b>The Technion and Hebrew University were ranked among the world’s 100 leading universities</b><p><i>By: TPS and World Israel News Staff</i><p>Shanghai Ranking’s 2018 …

College & University

Israeli universities rise in annual Shanghai Ranking

The Technion and Hebrew University are both featured in the list's top 100.<p>><br>• ><p>The Computer Science Faculty building at Technion University in Haifa, …

Ben-Gurion University

In neutron stars, protons may do the heavy lifting

New Tel Aviv University, MIT and ODU study finds that a small fraction of protons in neutron-dense objects can significantly impact their …

Physics

BGU names Daniel Chamovitz as 7th president

"Prof. Chamovitz has the ability to lead, and can create the necessary and appropriate circles of cooperation within and outside the University," …

Ben-Gurion University

Poll: New low in Israeli-Palestinian support for 2 states

A new poll says support for a two-state solution among Israeli Jews and Palestinians is at a two-decade low.

Israel

Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

MITZPE RAMON, Israel (Reuters) - Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show.<p>Cars drive through Ramon Crater during the Perseid meteor shower near the …

Israel

Razor Labs Sundowner

Razor Labs are coming to Perth! Come along to Innovation Central Perth at Curtin University to meet some of the Razor Labs team. The event runs from …

Artificial Intelligence

Israelis crowned European debate champs in English and ESL

In a first, Israelis win trophies not only for English-as-a-second-language debate but also English as a native language debate in annual competition.

Israel

Celebrating the Gabala Music Festival in Azerbaijan

The Gabala International Music Festival in Azerbaijan has been celebrating its 10th anniversary.<p>The artistic directors of the festival are Farhad Badalbeyli, Professor and Rector of Baku Music Academy and the cello player and conductor, Dimitry Jablonski.<p>Euronews' cultural correspondent Wolfgang …

Music Festivals

Israeli teams defeat top European universities in debating

Qatari debaters refused to compete against Israelis.<p>><br>• ><p>Right to Left: Amichay Even Chen, Ido Kotler, Noam Dahan, Tom Manor, European Debate Champions. …

Israel

Hold Your Horses

<b>A thin lead</b> curse tablet dating to the fifth century A.D. that was folded and nailed shut to intensify its power has recently been opened, some 80 …

Tel Aviv

Moshe Mizrahi, only Israeli director of Oscar-winning film, dies at 86

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli filmmaker Moshe Mizrahi, the only Israeli director of an Academy Award-winning film, was buried in Tel Aviv.<p>Mizrahi died …

Israel

Swift $GW$ beyond 10,000 electrons using sparse stochastic compression

Author(s): Vojtěch Vlček, Wenfei Li, Roi Baer, Eran Rabani, and Daniel NeuhauserWe introduce the concept of sparse stochastic compression, an …

University of California

Why Jack Ma thinks Israel and Alibaba have a lot in common

"When I first started Alibaba, during tough times, a friend said to me: If you want to be stronger, please, go to Israel."

Asia

Challenging the Modern Synthesis: Adaptation, Development, and Inheritanc

2018.08.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philippe Huneman and Denis M. Walsh (eds.), Challenging the Modern Synthesis: …

Philosophy

Paris and Tel Aviv Are Latest Electric-Scooter Battlegrounds

Electric scooter-rental startup Lime has sold investors on its global vision, and archrival Bird Rides Inc. doesn’t want to get left behind. On …

Tel Aviv

Microscale superlubricity could pave way for future improved electromechanical devices

Discovery may lead to more robust computer hard discs, Tel Aviv University and Tsinghua University researchers say<p>Lubricity measures the reduction in …

Nanotech

Poll: Large Majority of Israeli Jews Believe in Equal Legal Rights for Same-Sex Couples

Revelers take part in a gay pride parade in Tel Aviv, June 8, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Corinna Kern.A large majority — 68% — of Israeli Jews believe …

Israel

Black hole hologram appears in a graphene flake - Physics World

Much research on black holes is theoretical since it is difficult to make actual measurements on real black holes. Such experiments also need to be …

Black Holes

Steinhardt Museum of Natural History to open fully in September

The museum is open on a trial base until its grand opening in September.<p>><br>• ><p>The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History was originally created to look …

Museums

Bioblast Pharma Ltd. Corporate and Management Update

TEL AVIV, Israel and NEW YORK, July 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (Nasdaq:ORPN) is providing an update on business development activities as well as notice of an organization change that affects members of the board and management.<p>As previously announced, the Company is seeking …

Business Development

New study offers hope of recovery from spinal cord injury

Novel enzyme treatment may reduce inflammation and scarring that prevent neuronal regeneration, Tel Aviv University researchers say<p>Spinal cord injury …

Tel Aviv

Link found between resilience to dyslexia and gray matter in the frontal brain

High density of neurons in frontal cortex important for successful reading, Tel Aviv University researchers say<p>Dyslexia, a reading disorder, is …

Tel Aviv

Link found between resilience to dyslexia and gray matter in the frontal brain: High density of neurons in frontal cortex important for successful reading

High density of neurons in frontal cortex important for successful reading<p>A new joint study identifies the brain mechanism that accounts for the …

Humanity

XTend Aims To Gamify Real-Life Activities With Drones And Augmented Reality

Two of the founders of the 3D company Replay Technologies Inc, which was acquired by Intel in 2016, are setting up a new augmented reality (AR) …

Augmented Reality

XTend Gets Millions To Set Up Drone AR Business

Paddle boarders with AR headsets. Photo: XTend<p>Called XTend, the company develops a drone-based app that promises to gamify real-life activities. It …

Augmented Reality

Co-Founders of Intel's Replay Technologies Start New Drone Augmented Reality Company

Called XTend, the company develops a drone-based app that promises to gamify real-life activities. It was recently chosen for a Shin Bet accelerator

Augmented Reality

In photos: Steinhardt Museum of Natural History opens for preview in Israel

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History opens for preview at Tel Aviv University in Israel. The museum's collection includes Israel's national …

Tel Aviv

Brain arousal compound noradrenaline plays critical role in sensory perception

Discovery paves way for detecting situations of dangerous lapses and for improving anesthesia protocols, Tel Aviv University researchers say<p>Being …

Neuroscience