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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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    Thunderstorms on Saturn May Drive Epic Polar Cyclones

    ""For decades,"" reports, ""the powerful, swirling hurricane-like features at Saturn's poles have been a mystery &ndash; what drives these storms and why do they persist for so long?"" Now we know, thanks to Weizmann postdoc Dr. Morgan O'Neill, who developed a model showing that multiple smaller thunderstorms fuel the massive cyclones.

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  • The Power of Sniff

    Weizmann scientists have opened up new worlds for paralyzed persons: a new device allows them to write, surf online, and steer a wheelchair—all by sniffing. Read the Scientific American article.

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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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    Israeli Tech Seeks to Undo the Damage of Pesticides

    The Green Revolution may have saved a billion people from starvation, but at a price we are just now reckoning: a huge increase in the use of environment- and health-wrecking pesticides and chemicals. But with technology developed at the Weizmann Institute and commercialized by Israeli start-up Catalyst AgTech, these consequences may be reversed.

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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.

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    Israel's Solar Star Jacob Karni

    Israel21c profiles Prof. Jacob Karni, the Weizmann Institute scientist who has pioneered three separate solar technologies as he searches for sustainable sources of energy. His research has resulted in commercial solar-energy startups that are providing power while reducing pollution.

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    “Kitchen Heroes” to the Rescue of Limp Lettuce, Sad Strawberries

    In a world where many go hungry, it is distressing to learn that about 40% of food produced in the U.S. is thrown out – particularly fruit and vegetables, which decay quickly. As The Times of Israel reports, an Israeli startup aims to change that with a natural system – the result of 12 years of research, including at Weizmann – that keeps your perishables fresh.