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Eilat: Int’l sports destination

Eilat: Int’l sports destination

As part of the Ministry of Tourism’s plan to upgrade Eilat, the Red Sea beach resort city is now being primed as Israel’s next international sports destination. This month, Eilat will host the European U23 Triathlon Championships between October 27 …

Microsoft to invest $1.5 in Technion

The Microsoft Research (MSR) division will invest $1.5 million over the next five years in a joint research program with the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, according to a Globes report. “The center will finance and promote basic research …

Anyclip teams with Dailymotion

AnyClip, the Israeli company that specializes in digitalizing films and making every moment searchable, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Dailymotion, an independent video and entertainment website. This is Anyclip’s third collaboration, following agreements with Hollywood’s Vivendi Entertainment and …

Monsanto acquires Israeli Beeologics

Monsanto acquires Israeli Beeologics

The US company, Monsanto, has acquired Beeologics, an Israeli developer of targeted biological pest and disease control solutions for bees and bee colonies. Monsanto — a leading global provider of agricultural products for farmers in the United States and internationally …

Voting causes stress

A new study at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev shows that voting is, scientifically, a stressful event. Researchers found that the level of cortisol – a hormone secreted in times of stress to help the body cope with threats — …

Weizmann: Secrets of smell discovered

Something smells fishy? Need to smell the coffee? According to a new study by Weizmann Institute scientists, receptors in the nose’s smelling organ have more to do with how people perceive smells than previously thought. A team headed by Prof. …

1 million hits on virtual Dead Sea scrolls

Less than a week after launching the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, the Israel Museum counted more than a million hits on its new website featuring high-resolution photographs of the scrolls. The museum, together with Google Israel, launched the new …

Israel’s Google Baby wins Emmy

Israel’s Google Baby wins Emmy

Israeli documentarian Zippi Brand Frank won an Emmy Award for Google Baby – her film about creating a baby via the internet. Brand’s film was nominated as the HBO representative in the Outstanding Science and Technology Programming category, and was …

Israel’s population nears 8 million

Israel’s population stands at 7,797,400 people, according to a survey put out by the Central Bureau of Statistics. It has become a tradition for the bureau to report on the country’s demography in the run up to the Jewish New …