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Hebrew U Hosting Conference on Harvesting Gene-Editing Technology to Feed Future Generations

New gene-editing technology circumvents natural selection to create new crops to feed growing populations and provide food security for future generations.

Congressional Report Reveals Exactly How Much Israel Receives from the US

To date, the United States has provided Israel $142.3 billion (current, or non-inflation-adjusted, dollars) in bilateral assistance and missile defense funding.

New Tool Developed at Bar-Ilan May Aid Personalized Cancer Treatments

Understanding interactions between fusion proteins and other proteins can help improve personalized cancer treatment.

Hebrew U Study: Worms May Hold Key to Extending Fertility

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Genetic Department have discovered the switch that may do this – in worms.

Obama’s Embargo Gave Birth to Improved Israeli Rocket Now Tested by US Army

An early version of the Spike was offered by Rafael as a possible contender for the US Army JAWS missile program in 1996. It was not picked up.

Israeli Hi-Tech Jobs Reach 8.7% of Entire Workforce

“The rate of workers employed in the hi-tech sector has stood at 8% for about a decade, and for the first time we’ve seen a real positive trend in this figure."

President Honored with New Grapes Named ‘Rivlin’ after his Late Wife

"As a Jerusalemite, I am a city person at heart. The person who helped me get to know and to connect to the earth was Nechama."

Bar-Ilan Labs Abuzz with US Internship Program Undergrads

Until now, the only exposure Michal had to Israel was more of a vacation setting and visiting family. This visit was her first opportunity to sense how it would be to actually live and work in Israel.

Israeli Communications Satellite Amos 17 Successfully Launched

The satellite was launched at 2:33 AM Israel time, and according to Spacecom, the launch process was carried out properly.

Hebrew U. MRI Technique Can ‘See’ Molecular Changes in the Brain

This new technique provides biological readouts of brain tissue—the ability to see what’s going on on a molecular level, and to direct a course of treatment accordingly.

Hebrew U. Researchers Produce Chemical Insulin that Cuts Frequency of Injections Substantially

The stability of the chemical hormone developed in Prof. Metanis' laboratory will not only affect the duration of its decomposition in the body, but also its transportation.

Israeli Gene Manipulation Puts Cow Flatulence Behind Us

More cows with less methane emissions, will leave Progressives with little to protest against.

Bar-Ilan Study: Your Stressed-Out Bacteria Could Trigger Autoimmune Response

Autoimmune diseases include multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile diabetes, scleroderma, and pulmonary fibrosis.

New Thermal-Solar Tower Starts Operation, Energizing 50,000 Negev Homes

The project took four years to build, with investments of billions of dollars, and it is expected to supply electricity to more than 50,000 homes.

TAU Researchers Identified Millennia-Old Animal, Plant Remains on Tiny Cave Flint Tools

"Prehistoric man was a natural recycler, as an integral part of his life. We certainly have much to learn from him... "

Israeli Scientists Solve 100-Year Puzzle with Breakthrough on Epilepsy

"Our findings may serve as a basis for the development of drugs for a range of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases."

Preliminary Investigation: Genesis Crash Caused by Sensor Sending Incorrect Message

If the sequence of events following the activation command had not occurred, the spacecraft would have landed safely.

Morris Khan Announces Beresheet 2

We're going to try again to land on the moon.
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Tonight: 7 Weeks after Launch Israeli Spacecraft to Land on the Moon

"It will take it 2.5 seconds to fall fifteen feet. You may imagine noise and dust, but on the moon everything will be quiet."
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Beresheet Performed Final Maneuver Before Moon Landing

The maneuver, which was performed at 7:40 pm Israel time, lowered the spacecraft’s altitude in preparation for its landing tomorrow.
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Google to Award Beresheet $1 Million for Moon Landing Despite Expired Deadline

“SpaceIL’s mission represents the democratization of space exploration."

McDonald’s Acquires Tel-Aviv Based Dynamic Yield for $300 Million

By the way, the $300 million figure was not actually announced, it was rumored, by a source that told the press the deal was worth $300 million.

Iran’s Massive Drone Exercise Was Code Named ‘Towards Jerusalem’

According to Fars News, Iran currently possesses the biggest collection of captured or downed American and Israeli drones, including the US MQ-1, MQ-9, Shadow, ScanEagle, and RQ-170 as well as the Israeli Hermes.
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Israel’s Lunar Craft’s Landing Site Revealed

The chosen site is located in the northeastern part of Mare Serenitatis (Sea of Serenity), a few hundreds of km east of the Apollo 15 landing site and a similar distance northwest of the Apollo 17 site.

Tel Aviv Installs Pavement Lights to Protect ‘Smartphone Zombies’

The distracted "Smartphone Zombies," or “Smombies” are a worldwide phenomenon, defined as walking persons using a cellphone who are oblivious to the world around them.

US Bans Israeli Cybersecurity World Expert Adi Shamir from Conference Honoring… Adi Shamir

Government security officials have been complaining that encryption technology locks them out of communications between criminals. But cybersecurity experts say this technology keeps critical computer systems safe from hackers.

Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Takes First Selfie

Also seen is the plaque installed on the spacecraft, with the Israeli flag and the inscriptions "Am Yisrael Chai" and "Small Country, Big Dreams."

NASA Puts Beresheet on the [Solar System] Map

The Israeli 'Beresheet' spacecraft has been added to NASA's ‘Eyes on the Solar System’ simulator, which simulates a view of the solar system.

Israel Launches World’s First Cyber Hotline for Victims of Hacker Attacks

“A cyber attack may not be limited only to property or financial damage. It can also threaten lives.”

President Rivlin Launches First Israeli Spacecraft to the Moon (Next Thursday, Via Cape Canaveral)

“This is an historic moment. In a few days, the first Israeli spacecraft will be sent to the moon. ‘Bereishit’ will make history!” the president said.

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