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Nano-watch has steady hands

(University of Vienna) An international team from the Universities of Vienna, Duisburg-Essen and Tel Aviv have created a nanomechanical hand to show the time of an electronic clock, by spinning a tiny cylinder using light. A siliconShow More Summary

Children's exposure to secondhand smoke may be vastly underestimated by parents

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that parents who smoke mistakenly rely on their own physical senses to gauge the presence of tobacco smoke in the air.

Your stress and mine

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that people often project their own experiences with stress onto their colleagues and employees, causing miscommunication and, often, missed opportuniti...

When you're tired, your brain cells actually slow down

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that individual neurons slow down when we are sleep deprived, leading to delayed behavioral responses to events taking place around us. The slowdown affects the brain's visual perception and memory associations.

Groundbreaking quark fusion generates 10 time as much energy as nuclear fusion

Physicists at Tel Aviv University and University of Chicago have discovered that quark fusion, involving the tiny particles known as quarks of which protons and neutrons are made, is an even more potentially energy-packed reaction than much-touted nuclear fusion. Show More Summary

Dinosaur Extinction Triggered Switch of Mammals from Nocturnal to Daytime Activity

Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study led by UCL and Tel Aviv University’s Steinhardt Museum of Natural History. A long-standing theory holds...        

Mammals switched to daytime activity after dinosaur extinction

Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study led by UCL and Tel Aviv University's Steinhardt Museum of Natural History.

Theoretical quark fusion found to be more powerful than hydrogen fusion

(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago has found evidence suggesting that fusing quarks can release much more energy than anyone thought. In their paper published in the journal Nature,...Show More Summary

Young bats learn bat 'dialects' from their nestmates

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that young bats adopt a specific 'dialect' spoken by their own colonies, even when this dialect differs from the bat 'mother tongue.' This calls into question the uniqueness of this skill in humans, say the researchers.

Rauner, U of I announce technology deal with Tel Aviv school

Gov. Bruce Rauner says collaboration between the University of Illinois and Tel Aviv University in Israel will make for groundbreaking technology and engineering initiatives. The Republican announced the deal Monday … Click to Continue »

Turning brain cells into skin cells

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study reveals that it is possible to repurpose the function of different mature cells across the body and harvest new tissue and organs from these cells.

Gravitational waves detected after collision of neutron stars 120 million light years away

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University researchers have confirmed that gravitational 'ripples in space' occur after the collision of neutron stars, very small (typically 18 miles across) and very dense bodies that are the remains of a massive star after a supernova explosion.

Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Before the addition of this 100,000-square-foot, ark-shaped building to the campus, the collections of Tel Aviv University’s Zoological Museum, Biological Anthropology Museum, and National Herbarium were just sort of kept wherever there was room. Millions of specimens were stored in hallways, in cabinets without locks, and even under sewage pipes. Show More Summary

Researchers will soon turn your selfies into videos

Facebook has relatively recently introduced so-called “reactions” to posts. But soon, instead of clicking on the heart or a laughing emoji, you will be able to “react” with your profile photo. The researchers at Tel Aviv University and Facebook have come up with a method to bring your selfies to life. Show More Summary

Scientists complete conservation puzzle, shaping understanding of life on earth

(University of Oxford) An international team of scientists have completed the 'atlas of life' -- the first global review and map of every vertebrate on Earth. Led by researchers at the University of Oxford and Tel Aviv University, the 39 scientists have produced a catalogue and atlas of the world's reptiles. Show More Summary

Israeli conductor wins US foothold

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Noam Aviel has been named assistant conductor at the San Antonio Symphony. She’s a graduate of the music faculties at Tel Aviv and Illinois universities.    

Fever during labor may present risk to mother

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds a link between the duration of fever during labor and maternal complications.

A new alternative to 'practice makes perfect'

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that brief memory reactivations can replace repeated extensive practice and training -- commonly known as "practice makes perfect" -- as a basis of procedural learning.

A new alternative to 'practice makes perfect'

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that brief memory reactivations can replace the repeated extensive practice and training known as 'practice makes perfect' as a learning technique.

The Ark of the Covenant may have held pagan gods

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Archaeologists tracing the origins of the Ark of the Covenant, a lost biblical chest that is said to contain ancient relics, believe it may have also carried pagan idols thousands of years old. The team from Tel Aviv University and College de France have been excavating the town of Kiriath Jearim...

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