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    Seeing Cancer, Saving Lives

    Prof. Hadassa Degani has spent decades developing noninvasive methods of imaging cancer. Moving beyond her breakthrough 3TP, FDA approved for detecting breast and prostate cancer, she has patented a new technique, DTI, which identifies breast – and potentially pancreatic – cancer by tracking the movement of water in the body.

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    Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target

    As <em>The New York Times</em> reports, renowned Weizmann cryptographer Prof. Adi Shamir and a team that included scientists at Canada's Dalhousie University found a way to hack ""smart"" lightbulbs, causing them to flicker. Their finding reveals dangerous weaknesses – including those that could allow attacks on our power grid – in the fast-growing Internet of Things.

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    Dr. Michal Leskes: Energizing the Future

    The Institute's postdoc award for women in science, funded by generous donors, supports talented Israeli women such as Dr. Michal Leskes. The award meant she could do her postdoc at Cambridge; today, at the Weizmann Institute, her work includes improving the lithium-ion batteries we use for everything from cell phones to electric cars.

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    Israeli XPrize Mission Science Twist: Map Lunar Magnetism

    SpaceIL is a nonprofit that aims to put Israel's first spacecraft on the moon as it competes for Google's LunarX Prize. In this article on, SpaceIL CEO Eran Privman and investigator Avi Barliya, along with mission scientist Prof. Oded Aharonson of the Weizmann Institute, write about the moon shot, about Israel joining the space race, and about what they're doing that's different.

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    Thin Films on a Scale

    Weizmann scientists are working to create thin films with desirable qualities such as low weight and long-term thermostability, which could mean huge benefits for microelectronics and other fields.&nbsp;

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    Security through Science

    Along with other researchers focused on improving security, Prof. Yehiam Prior is working on a method for identifying trace explosives, and also striving to make computer communication more protected.&nbsp;

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    Weizmann Scientists to Send Atomic Clock to Jupiter

    The European Space Agency is planning an international mission, JUICE, to investigate our solar system's largest planet: Jupiter. The Institute's Dr. Yohai Kaspi is playing a key role, leading the Israeli team developing a super-precise atomic clock that will help reveal information about the planet's atmosphere. <em>Israel21c</em> reports.

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    The Israelis Who Went to Jupiter

    Weizmann planetary scientists, Drs. Yohai Kaspi and Eli Galanti, have played critical roles in NASA's Juno space mission. At NASA's visitors center in Pasadena, CA, they watched live as Juno went into orbit around Jupiter. Dr. Kaspi, the lead scientist on a team that will research Jupiter's atmospheric conditions, called the mission ""the realization of a dream.""

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    Creating Tomorrow's Computers

    In quantum mechanics, a single atom can be in multiple places and doing multiple things — all at the same time. Weizmann's Dr. Roee Ozeri is harnessing such phenomena to design a quantum computer, which would be much faster and more efficient than today's computers.

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    He Drove Cars on Mars – Now He's Trying to Put Israel on the Moon

    Prof. Oded Aharonson was an astrophysics star at Caltech, including remotely driving NASA rovers on Mars. But when the Weizmann Institute offered him the opportunity to come home and help lead Israel into space, he couldn't say no. <em>Haaretz</em> interviews Prof. Aharonson, who heads the Center for Planetary Science and is guiding Israel's first moon shot.