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Luring mosquitoes with seductive sugar

Technologically simple, inexpensive and environmentally safe, an Israeli-devised toxic sugar bait promises to control the disease-spreading mosquito. Photo courtesy of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A mosquito feasts on attractive toxic sugar bait. If mosquitoes have a sweet tooth, then it …

After the fire: Rehabilitating the Carmel [video]

After the fire: Rehabilitating the Carmel [video]

In Israel’s largest forest fire, 44 people died and 9,000 acres of the Carmel forest were destroyed. Scientists and ecologists are now focusing on regeneration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_nAy325AA0 Earlier this month, despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters, a fire ravaged through …

Israel and Singapore to develop new nanomaterials

Israeli scientists are collaborating with counterparts in Singapore to develop new nanomaterials to enhance the efficiency of existing energy and water management technologies. The staff involved in the CREATE centers. From left to right: Prof Shlomo Magdassi, Hebrew University of …

Math goes mobile
Education

Math goes mobile

An Israeli math professor is receiving international recognition for her educational program, with methods that have students outperforming their peers. Students trained using the VisualMath curriculum score higher on standardized tests. Students trained with Prof. Michal Yerushalmy’s function-based VisualMath curriculum …

Bringing high-tech savvy to Israel’s non-profits

IVN transforms a vicious cycle into a positive social cycle, providing non-profits with the strategies and tools that have made so many Israeli businesses successful. IVN transforms a vicious cycle into a positive social cycle, providing non-profits with the strategies …

Israel’s Italian bridge to Europe

According to the Israel-Italy Chamber of Commerce, similarities between the two countries in geography, mentality and culture pave a smooth road to business ties. Torino Chamber of Commerce Secretary General Guido Bolatto; Gaia Molco, Secretary General for the Israel-Italy Chamber …

Attracting the life sciences to Jerusalem

If the director of BioJerusalem has her way, Israel’s political and spiritual capital may yet become a major center of biotech as well. The Ein Kerem campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, home to the University’s Institute of Drug …