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    Eat a Purple Potato If You Know What’s Good For You

    Are you ready for violet-colored potatoes? How about orange tobacco? Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have figured out how produce betalain pigments in plants and flowers that don’t normally have them. If you’re thinking, “Who needs violet tomatoes?” you should know that red-violet and yellow betalain pigments contain healthful antioxidant properties. They’re also the basis for natural food dyes for products such as strawberry yogurt.

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    Introducing the Center for Advanced and Intelligent Materials

    From the Stone Age to the Bronze Age and beyond, curiosity about materials—both natural and man-made—has been a major driver of human progress. The Center for Advanced and Intelligent Materials (C-AIM), a new research initiative that will include a state-of-the-art building on campus, will bring together Weizmann scientists in a variety of fields to advance the materials of tomorrow. Profs. Leeor Kronik, Jacob Klein, Lia Addadi, David Cahen, and Oren Tal, and Dr. Michal Leskes discuss their groundbreaking research, which has important implications for medicine, energy, electronics, and more.

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