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First the hen, then the egg

Sunny side up? Scrambled? Poached? A new Tel Aviv study says it’s not how you eat your egg that’s important, but rather what the hen that laid the egg ate that matters. Dr. Niva Shapira of Tel Aviv University’s School …

Israel No. 1 for Adventure Tourism

Israel was ranked the top country for adventure tourism in 2010, according to a joint study recently published by George Washington University, the Adventure Travel Trade Association, and Vital Wave Consulting The Slovak Republic and Chile were runners-up to Israel …

Israeli technology analyzes TA protest

So, how many people turned out for the protest in Tel Aviv last night? Where did they come from? A new Israeli technology can provide an accurate answer and not just an estimate, as is usually the case for demonstrations. …

Israeli Midas touch: Dotomi gets $295m.

Online marketing services company ValueClick has agreed to acquire Dotomi, a display advertising company founded by Yair Goldfinger, for roughly $295 million in cash and stock. Goldfinger – an apt surname for one of Israel’s high-tech heroes – founded Dotomi …

Novel markers for brain cancer survival

Hebrew University researchers have come up with novel biomarkers for predicting survival of patients with glioblastoma, the most common and deadliest of brain cancers, as well as a new method for treating the disease. Yissum Research Development, the technology transfer …

Catching the West Nile Virus

Catching the West Nile Virus is not something most people want to do. But Prof. Ella Mendelson of Tel Aviv University’s School of Public Health at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, is trying to do just that. She’s trying to …

Facebook enlists Israel’s face.com

Facebook recently turned to Israeli start-up face.com to endorse its status in the battle for Internet supremacy with Google. The mega social network integrated the Israeli-made face recognition technology into its photo sharing capabilities. This will allow the 750 million …

Wonderland in Tel Aviv

Make way for the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit . . . they’re all headed for the Israeli Opera’s stages this week. Photo by Eyal Landsman The Israeli Opera’s original production of …

Octopus-robot to the rescue

A new life-saving device that could change how search-and-rescue missions work today is making waves in the global scientific community. An international group of scientists created a robotic octopus arm that can wrap around objects and then stiffen to grasp …

Could Israeli device end dog poo problem?

No need to watch your step anymore, thanks to a new Israeli device the dog poo problem on city sidewalks could soon be a thing of the past. NUFAR Natural Products, an Israeli company specializing in the advancement of patents …