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  • Hebrew University Researcher Shows Proof of Concept for Nanotechnology that will make Computers Run 100 Times Faster.
  • Israeli company, UBQ, has patented a process to convert household trash from landfills into reusable plastic. After five years of development, the company is bringing its operations online, with hopes of revolutionizing waste management worldwide and making landfills obsolete.
  • A study published by Prof. Elihu Richter, head of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Hebrew University medical school in Jerusalem, researcher Or Nativ of the Hebrew University and researcher and engineer Michael Peleg of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems revealed that soldiers and defense industry workers who are exposed to radio frequency radiation are at increased risk for contracting cancer, mainly the various cancers of the immune system. The risk of contracting more than one type of cancer is also higher than average.
  • When it comes to wooing the ladies, male brown widow spiders don’t always make the best decisions. On paper, younger females are the better option—they don’t demand a lengthy courtship and they’re more fertile than their older counterparts. They are also much less likely to eat their mates alive. Yet when given a choice, male brown widow spiders opt for older females, according to new research puvlished in Animal Behaviour.
  • Today is the International Day of Happiness, marking the 6th year after being first celebrated on March 20, 2013. To help understand what exactly constitutes ad happiness and what makes it eternal, a study was undertaken to shed some light on the unrealistic expectations that many people have about their own feelings, said lead researcher Maya Tamir, Ph.D., a psychology professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • An international team of neuroscientists and researchers, including those from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have discovered a basic molecular mechanism that sheds light on the disease process underlying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • A new British organization has created an incredible tool that should fascinate anyone remotely interested in European Jewish culture: an interactive map of all of the continent’s 3,318 synagogues.
  • The human brain is truly remarkable! In a recent study, it was demonstrated that the human brain area that enables us to recognise hands, can also recognise a prosthetic hand, particularly among those who use prosthesis regularly.


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