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Spivakov is doctored in Tel Aviv

The Russian violinist Vladmir Spivakov will be awarded an honorary doctorate tomorrow at Tel Aviv University. He stands, with Denis Matsuev and Valery Gergiev, in the front rank of Putin apologists. His US appearances have attracted human rights and pro-Ukraine protests.

The No. 1 Way Your Partner Is Helping (or Hurting) Your Fitness

It's no surprise that having a fit partner-in-crime helps when committing to a new workout routine - but this new study explains it especially helps if that person is your literal partner. Research conducted at Tel Aviv University found...Show More Summary

Violent anti-Semitic attacks spiked in 2014

An annual report from Tel Aviv University researchers reveals that anti-Semitic incidents rose dramatically worldwide in 2014, with violent attacks on Jews ranging from armed assaults to vandalism against synagogues, schools, and cemeteries. read more

Tel Aviv University Researchers Find Sharp Spike In Global Anti-Semitism

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The number of violent anti-Semitic attacks around the world surged nearly 40 percent last year, according to a report released Wednesday by researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel. The report found there were 766 recorded incidents against Jewish people in 2014 — the worst year for attacks since 2009. Show More Summary

Anti-Semitic attacks surged 38% worldwide in 2014: survey

Anti-Semitic attacks surged worldwide in 2014, with the highest number of incidents occurring in France, according to an annual study published in Israel on Wednesday. The report, by Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, said 766 violent anti-Semitic acts, with or without weapons, were carried out around the world […]

Hyper-Spectral Imaging – Scientists Develop Device That Allows A Smartphone Camera To Inform You What An Object is Made Of

A new device in the final stages of development, allows a standard smartphone camera to figure out the composition of the object it is aimed at. Electrical engineers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have invented a device that canShow More Summary

Test-tube chicken to be ‘cultured’ in Israeli lab

Tel Aviv University, together with the Modern Agricultural Foundation, has launched a feasibility study on cultured chicken breast production.

Backchannel: computers can talk to each other with heat

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A paper by Ben Gurion University researchers to be presented at a Tel Aviv security conference demonstrates "Bitwhisper," a covert communications channel that allows computers to exchange data by varying their temperature, which can be detected by target machines within 40cm. Read the rest

A new twist on predicting U.S. hurricanes – watch African thunderstorms two weeks in advance

Predicting which African storms will intensify into hurricanes Tel Aviv University researcher finds hurricanes ravaging US and Canada originate as disturbances in western Africa’s atmosphere Hurricanes require moisture, the rotation of the earth, and warm ocean temperatures to grow from a mere atmospheric disturbance into a tropical storm. Show More Summary

Teachers unintentionally turn girls away from math and science, study finds

However unintended these biases may be, they help to shape women's career paths for years to come, said Edith Sand, an economist at the Bank of Israel and economics professor at Tel Aviv University. Continue reading ? The post Teachers unintentionally turn girls away from math and science, study finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Skull discovery suggests location where humans first had sex with Neanderthals

Views of the human skull, with missing jaw, found in western Galilee, northern Isreal and estimated at 55,000 years old. Photograph: Tel Aviv University and University of Vienna An ancient skull found in a cave in northern Israel has cast light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa and the dawn of humanity’s colonisation of the world. Show More Summary

Partly wrong with a chance of being right: Weather forecast

The inaccuracy of weather forecasts has personal implications for people around the world. New research from Tel Aviv University prioritizes, for the first time, the reasons for forecasting failures across different regions of the planet, quantifying the causes -- man-made and natural -- for weather prediction inaccuracies.

The weather forecast for today is partly wrong with a chance of being right

The night before the Israel Defense Forces' 1976 mission rescuing over 200 hostages from hijackers in Entebbe, Uganda, Tel Aviv University's Prof. Pinhas Alpert, then head of an Israel Air Force base forecasting unit, provided intelligence...Show More Summary

Why Does Uncle Sam Hate American Expats?

Wall Street Journal op-ed: Why Does Uncle Sam Hate American Expats?, by Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University, Department of Economics): It’s not easy to be an American living abroad these days, and some are even giving up U.S. citizenship. The reason is ill-considered legislation most people never heard of: the...

"To Publish or Not to Publish?"

Urgggh."Extensive Recent Looting Revealed" reads the text by ASOR. Underneath we get this:Robert Deutsch · Tel Aviv University | ?????????? ??-????As such crimes against humanity/science are frequently committed in conflict areas, where...Show More Summary

Even in our digital age, early parental writing support is key to children's literacy

Children of the Information Age are inundated with written words streaming across smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens. A new Tel Aviv University study says that preschoolers should be encouraged to write at a young age -- even before they make their first step into a classroom. read more

Aiming high: Tel Aviv University research leads to historic comet landing

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has landed on a comet. The momentous event represents the culmination of 35 years of research on comets by Prof. Akiva Bar-Nun of Tel Aviv University's Department of Geosciences and other scientists working for the European Space Agency. read more

Artificial Semiconductor Wireless Retina Already Proving Itself in Lab Study

6 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Researchers from Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and Newcastle University have created a proof of concept artificial retina that may one day help treat a number of eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration. Show More Summary

Liberals are more emotion-driven than conservatives

Emotions are powerful motivators of human behavior and attitudes. Emotions also play an important role in guiding policy support in conflict and other political contexts. Researchers at Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center...Show More Summary

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