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Posted on: January 19th, 2012News & Views → Israel
A slew of new Israeli innovations are set to make life more convenient – and more viable – all over the world.
Posted on: January 12th, 2012News & Views → Israel
After weeks of negotiations, computer mega-giant Apple has acquired its first Israeli company, Anobit Technologies, for $390 million.
Posted on: December 12th, 2011News & Views → Israel
Professor Dan Shechtman of Haifa’s Technion University received the Nobel Prize in Chamistry at an awards ceremony and gala ball in Stockholm on Saturday evening.
Posted on: November 27th, 2011News & Views → Israel
Israeli students have earned the recognition of the Guinness World Records organization for holding the “largest chemistry lesson”.
Posted on: November 17th, 2011News & Views → News Briefs
A new technique developed by Ben- Gurion University researchers has resulted in the laboratory creation of mouse sperm cells from testicular germ cells. Profesosr Mahmoud Huleihel says he hopes the scientific breakthrough will be a major stride in male fertility. The study was performed in cooperation with Prof. Eitan Lunenfeld at Soroka University Medical Center […]
Posted on: November 12th, 2011Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
There is a large variety out there today in the handheld market, but Palm was one of the pioneers. For many, the Palm-based OS was the operating system of choice.
Posted on: October 26th, 2011Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
A few weeks ago my two-year-old daughter was showing my 85-year-old grandmother how to work an iPod touch. I’m not sure if my bubbie was more amazed with the device or with the fact that her great-granddaughter understood it better than her.
Posted on: September 21st, 2011Sections → SciTech
As someone who lains fairly often at my synagogue, I don't consider it a big deal committing to a few aliyot every couple of weeks. I've even occasionally lained the megillah. Yet for more than 15 years, there is one Torah reading I have avoided laining at all costs: my bar mitzvah parshah.
Posted on: June 17th, 2009Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
Over the past few weeks, I've become an improved Jew. I learn more, say more brachos, bench more, and didn't have a problem remembering the day in the Omer. I haven't been to Israel recently, didn't have a near death experience that reawakened my spiritual side, nor did I feel empty in my life and decided I needed to search for more meaning. So what caused this recent growth spurt in my Judaism? I got an iPod touch.
Posted on: January 28th, 2009Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
Within a few short weeks, the weekly parshah will address the topics of the Mishkan (tabernacle) and the kohen’s begadim (priestly vestments). What better way to prepare for this reading than actually seeing, up close and personal, the objects mentioned in the text.
Posted on: June 25th, 2008Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
In an effort to broaden its Internet services, Nokia has recently acquired Plazes.com. Plazes, a popular website, is used to share social activities. This acquisition is one of the few ones Nokia has recently initiated in an effort to boost its online presence. Nokia is the worlds biggest cell phone company.
Posted on: April 16th, 2008Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
Microsoft: In an effort to prevent Microsoft from discontinuing selling new copies of the Windows XP Operating System, windows users have started circulating a petition threatening to jump ship and switch to Apple or Linux.
Posted on: February 6th, 2008Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
In an effort to accommodate the haredi world, Bezeq is now offering “kosher” phone service. This service will ban all calls to inappropriate numbers. Bezeq invested over $500,000 into this service and is offering it free of charge.
Posted on: November 28th, 2007Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
With reports that this holiday season’s sales are expected to match those of 2002, online businesses are making a major attempt to compete and gain your business. This permits the average consumer to get a great deal on Chanukah gifts from the comfort of his or her home.
Posted on: June 28th, 2006Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
After an exhaustive hunt and with great effort, the hidden afikoman was finally found. This is usually preceded with the lengthy negotiations and yearly challenges some families face on what reward best fits the beneficiate? Especially once kids get older, this task seems more difficult with each passing year.
Posted on: November 19th, 2005Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
It's been over sixty years since a bright and most holy people were butchered, tortured and almost annihilated. We still feel the impact of what was taken from us, but unfortunately, some do not realize the magnitude of the terrible churban that transpired.
Posted on: May 16th, 2005Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
If you frequent Jewish websites, I am sure that you have come across the name 'Trope Trainer' before. After seeing it so many times all over the place I decided I wanted to see for myself what all the hype was about.
Posted on: April 16th, 2005Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
Recently, I came across a great program that will definitely come in handy whether you are a student, scholar or anyone who learns Gemara. In addition to Gemara, this program comes with many useful Hebrew texts. The name of this program is Judaic Classics Torah Treasures.
Posted on: December 29th, 2004Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
The holiday of Chanukah has finally come, so you know what that means. It's time to find the right gift! I am sure those of you who purchased DavkaWriter Platinum 3.2 last year were not disappointed. However, Davka Writer Platinum 4.0 is out on the market, and it is definitely worth the upgrade.
Posted on: December 15th, 2004Sections → SciTech → Electronics Today
One of the newest websites to sprout up on the Internet is Masterdaf.com. A few weeks ago, www.masterdaf.com appeared on the Internet as an experimental website, and, as of recently, is fully functional. Masterdaf.com is not just another one of those pointless dot com websites that have nothing to offer or, even worse, try to sell you a worthless product.
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