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    Unsafe and Sound

    The Economist reports on a major threat to cybersecurity: a way to break the widely used RSA encryption, which was co-developed by Weizmann's Prof. Adi Shamir (the ""S"" in RSA). With a new method called acoustic cryptanalysis, spies can listen to a computer's hum and whirr and determine the RSA key. The spy who broke the code? Prof. Shamir himself.

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    The Human Brain Project

    Henry Markram, a former Weizmann professor and student, is now directing the Blue Brain Project. He writes in Scientific American about how building a vast digital simulation of the brain could transform neuroscience and medicine and reveal new ways of making more powerful computers.

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    A Trillion Computers in a Drop of Water

    Even before we have the quantum computers of tomorrow, we may have their successor: biological computers. Prof. Ehud Shapiro has created one that's so small that a trillion can fit in a single drop of water, and which has diagnosed cancer in a test tube. Someday the computer could circulate through the human body, diagnosing and treating disease.

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    Back to Basics, Forward to the Future

    The Weizmann Institute conducts basic science research, but what, exactly, is that? Go with Profs. Uri Alon, Roy Bar-Ziv, Israel Dostrovsky, Shafi Goldwasser, Yair Reisner, Leo Sachs, Idit Shachar, Eran Segal, Ady Stern, and Dan Tawfik on a tour of basic science research: what is, how it has benefitted humankind, and how it will likely shape the future.

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    Israeli Scientist Prof. Adi Shamir Wins Japan Prize for Cryptography Work

    The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Adi Shamir, a legendary pioneer in cryptography and online security, was one of three scientists to receive the 2017 Japan Prize. The award honors scientists and engineers “who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind.”

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    Programmed Proteins May Make Malaria Vaccine Possible

    A malaria vaccine based on stabilized proteins could be used in tropical places where there is no refrigeration. Despite decades of malaria research, the disease still afflicts hundreds of millions and kills around half a million people each year – most of them children in tropical regions. The best deterrent would be a vaccine composed of some of the parasite’s own proteins. However, those proteins identified as most promising for a malaria vaccine are unstable at tropical temperatures and require complicated, expensive cellular systems to produce them in large quantities.

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