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New smartwatch application for accurate signature verification developed

An innovative, new system that uses smartwatch devices and software to verify handwritten signatures and detect even the most skilled forgeries has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers.

Structures dating to King Solomon discovered at Tel Aviv University excavation

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) New discoveries at Tel Aviv University's Timna Valley excavation have revealed intact defensive structures and livestock pens that provide insight into the complexity of Iron Age copper production.

Israel Museum announces new Director, Eran Neuman

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Israel Museum announced today the appointment of Eran Neuman as the Anne and Jerome Fisher Director. Neuman currently serves as Director of the David Azrieli School of Architecture at Tel Aviv University. He was unanimously elected...Show More Summary

What Makes Israel's Innovation Ecosystem So Successful

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Israel’s success as an innovation hub. Read Part 1 Zack Weisfeld builds companies. After graduating from Tel Aviv University, Weisfeld led Netking—then the country’s second largest Internet portal—and started MSN Israel. He then took up a challenge to turn around the struggling Americas [...]

Bat friend or bat foe? It's all in the call

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It's well known that bats use sound to navigate their environment, but new research out of Tel Aviv University indicates that the noises the flying mammals make actual serve a host of other functions including conveying information about...Show More Summary

Bat calls contain wealth of discernible information

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study extracts critical information from bat vocalizations to offer a rare, informative look into the world of bat communication.

Study of bat vocalizations shows they are communicating with one another

(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with Tel Aviv University has found that when Egyptian fruit bats make noises in their colonies, they are actually communicating with one another. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, Yosef Prat, Mor Taub and Yossi Yovel describe their study of 22 captive bats for over two months and what recordings of them revealed.

Food supplement may be key to treatment of rare disease

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that a popular food supplement called phosphatidylserine may be instrumental in reversing the detrimental effects of Familial Dysautonomia (FD), a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 1 in 31 Jewish people of Eastern European, or Ashkenazi, ancestry.

New virtual reality technology may improve motor skills in damaged limbs

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) New Tel Aviv University research suggests that a combination of traditional physical therapy and technology may improve the motor skills and mobility of an impaired hand by having its healthy partner hand lead by example through virtual reality training.

Genetic memory of starvation may curtail lifespan of men

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) New Tel Aviv University research suggests that periods of fasting or starvation may significantly shorten the lifespans of both children and their male descendants.

Microsoft Ventures invests in next-generation IoT technologies at Tel Aviv University

The global consortium Israel IoT Innovations-i3 Equity Partners (i3) has established an investment vehicle at Tel Aviv University to develop next-generation IoT and Industrial IoT technologies. The consortium includes Microsoft Ventures and other IoT leaders like GE Ventures, HNA EcoTech, Qualcomm Ventures and Tata. Show More Summary

Global Internet of Things consortium establishes investment vehicle at Tel Aviv University

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) The global Israel IoT Innovations-i3 Equity Partners (i3) consortium has established an investment vehicle at Tel Aviv University. The initial sum of $20 million will help to develop next-generation IoT (Internet of Things) and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) technologies.

'Nice' women earn less than their more assertive counterparts

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new study from Tel Aviv University finds that the nicer, or more agreeable, a woman is at work, the lower her salary is likely to be.

Discovery of neurotransmission gene may permit early detection of Alzheimer's disease

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study has identified a gene coding for a protein that turns off neurotransmission signaling, which contributes to Alzheimer's disease. The discovery could lead to a new diagnostic blood test and therapeutics.

Combined training may prevent falls associated with Parkinson's and other disorders

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A combination of virtual reality and treadmill training may prevent dangerous falls associated with aging, Parkinson's disease, cognitive impairment and/or dementia, according to a new Tel Aviv University study.

Tiny Microalgae Could Lead Hydrogen Economy

New research from Tel Aviv University demonstrates the potential for industrial-scale hydrogen production from a renewable resource: microalgae.

Harnessing algae for the creation of clean energy

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Researchers at Tel Aviv University have revealed how microalgae produce hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future, and suggest a possible mechanism to jumpstart mass production of this environmentally friendly energy source.

Harnessing algae for the creation of clean energy

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have revealed how microalgae produce hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future, and suggest a possible mechanism to jumpstart mass production of this environmentally-friendly energy source. Their results have been published in back-to-back studies in Plant Physiology and Biotechnology for Biofuels.

Tel Aviv University's Professor Illana Gozes receives top RARE gene award

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University's Professor Illana Gozes was awarded the 2016 RARE Champion of Hope -- Science International Prize by Global Genes, a leading global advocacy non-profit organization for patients and families fighting rare and genetic diseases.

Neural membrane's structural instability may trigger multiple sclerosis

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered an immune system mechanism that may lead to multiple sclerosis.

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