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    Five Students Chosen to Travel to Physics Competition in Israel

    Five students have been chosen to represent The Gregory School at the Weizmann Institute's International Safecracking Tournament, reports <em>The Gregorian Chant</em>. The Tucson high-schoolers will spend months using physics to construct their safe, heading to Israel in April 2016 to compete against kids from all over the world.

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    Camera “Sees” Through Skin, Around Corners

    Weizmann researchers have invented a camera that can see through nearly opaque surfaces such as skin or frosted glass — and even around corners. While it's still in the early stages, the technology points the way to noninvasive cancer diagnostics.

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    Young Expert in ‘God's Particle' Wins Right to Represent Israel at Britain's FameLab Competition

    Avital Dery, a PhD candidate in physics at the Institute, won the contest to represent Israel next month at FameLab, the British Council's prestigious international competition. Dery is studying fundamental issues raised by the discovery of the Higgs boson, reports <em>The Jerusalem Post</em>. The 10-year-old FameLab event is now held in 25 countries.

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    Nanostructures Made in Solar Furnace Using Sunlight

    As <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> reports, a group of scientists, including Weizmann's Prof. Reshef Tenne and his team, have created a new type of ""misfit"" nanostructure. The scientists created a sort of ""solar furnace"" made of ""highly concentrated solar radiation"" to produce the miniscule molecular ""closed-cage"" nanostructures, which have unique properties.

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    Predicting Key Property in Andromeda’s Satellites

    Using a controversial theory, Modified Newtonian Dynamics, or MOND, researchers from Case Western and Weizmann closely predicted a key property—velocity dispersion—in dwarf galaxies. MOND, the brainchild of Weizmann's Prof. Mordehai Milgrom, suggests that, under a certain condition, Newton's law of gravity must be altered.

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    Atlanta Jewish Academy Students Crack Code

    The annual International Safecracking Tournament challenges high-school students to use their knowledge of physics to build a safe, which they then take to Israel for competition. This year, five students from Atlanta are taking part, and besides applying physics, they discovered the importance of collaboration … and of having fun while learning.

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    Breaking the Ice in Search of Cosmic Answers

    Weizmann's Dr. Hagar Landsman-Peles is one of a few scientists in the world to work at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The challenging project, sited at the South Pole, aims to help researchers study remote astrophysical phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts.

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    ""Brightest Supernova Ever"" Was Actually Monster Black Hole's Violent Star Slashing

    <em></em> reports on the recent finding by Weizmann astrophysicist Dr. Giorgos Leloudas revealing that what scientists believed to be a super-luminous supernova was actually a star being shredded by a black hole. The star was basically turned into ""spaghetti,"" causing the very bright flash noted by observers.

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    Hints of Earth Splash a Saturnian Moon Landscape

    Titan is the only body in the solar system that has been found to have conditions, such as liquid and weather, similar to those on Earth. Dr. Oded Aharonson, formerly at Caltech and now at the Weizmann Institute, explains in The New York Times why Titan is so important.