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    Light Trick to See Around Corners

    A Weizmann team has found a way to get images through ""scattering"" materials. As BBC News reports, the discovery – which uses natural light rather than lasers – not only lets the team see through impediments such as frosted glass or skin, but also around corners.

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    Institute Develops Process to Protect Groundwater

    The Jerusalem Post reports that Weizmann and an agrochemicals firm are commercializing a new technology to stop toxic pesticides from getting into groundwater. Based on research by Prof. Brian Berkowitz and Dr. Ishay Dror, the method employs environmentally friendly substances to help protect our water.

  • 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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    Ethiopia Adopts Israeli Day/Night Power System

    The developing world is in need of continual, reliable, power – and solar energy would be an ""ideal solution,"" except that it doesn't work at night, when electricity is most needed. Weizmann to the rescue! As <em>The Times of Israel</em> reports, Ethiopia is now using a Weizmann Institute technology that ""works 24/7 – even at night and when it's cloudy.""

  • Not to be Sniffed At

    The Economist features Prof. Noam Sobel's device that allows people to use sniffing to communicate via computer and drive a wheelchair; this technology could liberate sufferers of locked-in syndrome.

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  • Courage

    Weizmann neurobiologists used snakes and fMRI to study what happens in our brains when we are distressed—work that may lead to new treatments for overcoming fear. Read The Wall Street Journal's story.

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    Scientists Reveal New Way to Hide Secret Messages

    Invisible ink, wax tablets, secret decoder rings – we like to hide messages in plain sight. Now Weizmann scientists have created a new way to pass secrets along. As <em>The Daily Mail</em> puts it, the team ""has used some rather nifty chemistry to come up with a way to use common chemicals such as cola as the encryption key to code and decode hidden messages.""

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    Shining New Light on the Mysteries of the Brain

    Dr. Ofer Yizhar is a cutting-edge young scientist in a cutting-edge young field: optogenetics, the use of light to study the brain. Now at the Weizmann Institute, he was part of the Stanford lab that developed optogenetics. The <em>San Diego Jewish Journal</em> reports on a Weizmann event in San Diego where Dr. Yizhar discussed his work and his love of neuroscience.

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    Rock Stars of Cryptography Debate the Apple-Versus-FBI Case

    As <em>Popular Science</em> reports, the hot topic at this year's RSA conference was whether Apple should give the FBI back-door access to a terrorist's phone. The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Adi Shamir, the ""S"" in RSA (RSA is also the algorithm that first enabled secure online communication) sided with the FBI – unlike many in the cryptography community.