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  • Science Tips, February 2013

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: a pre-explosion signals that a star is about to go supernova; a two-antibody approach for attacking triple-negative breast cancer; and a genetic device, operating independently in bacteria, performs DNA diagnosis.

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    America 2025: Precision Rx

    Prof. Ehud Shapiro, who created nano-sized computers that may someday circulate throughout the body diagnosing and treating diseases, is one of the researchers moving medicine into a new DNA age.

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    Don't Fear The Rise of the Machines Just Yet! AI Computers Are No Match for Human Eyes When it Comes to Recognising Small Details

    As <em>The Daily Mail</em> reports, computers aren't going to take over the world just yet – they can't see all of it. Prof. Shimon Ullman has shown that while ""humans are extremely good at recognizing objects from even the vaguest of shapes or in a tiny corner of an image,"" computers struggle such with fragments. The results could be used to improve computer vision.

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    Ingenious Lightbulb Hack Can Cause Seizures, Spy On 'Air-Gapped' Networks

    As the Internet of Things – products connected to the Internet – comes online, security fears seem to be coming true. Weizmann's Prof. Adi Shamir and a doctoral student have hacked into two leading brands of connected lightbulbs, showing that it's possible to both spy on people and flash the lights so as to trigger epileptic seizures. <em>Forbes</em> reports.

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    Gut Reactions

    Dr. Daniel Segrè's computer-simulated microbes let him study their role in biofuel, the human microbiome, and more. His work was inspired by a dinner conversation with a visiting Prof. Doron Lancet, after which Dr. Segrè pursued his postdoc in Prof. Lancet's Weizmann lab. Today, Dr. Segre's work is so promising that the Dept. of Energy gave him $1.4M.

  • Remembering WEIZAC: The Beginning of Computing in Israel

    Today, Israel's ""start-up nation"" status is almost taken for granted. However, it wasn't always that way; the country's first computer, WEIZAC, helped establish Israel as one of the world's technology powerhouses. Google has shared a short film in honor of the 84th birthday of Prof. Aviezri Fraenkel, one of WEIZAC's creators.

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    Brain in a Box

    Henry Markram, who studied at worked and Weizmann, wants to model the entire human brain. His controversial project aims to build a supercomputer simulation that integrates everything we know about the human brain, from ion channel structures to mechanisms behind conscious decision-making.