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The power to predict the future

By studying today’s trends and making predictions, the Israeli ‘node’ of the Millennium Project is helping build a better future by alerting those in power to potential problems. If you want to plan for 10 to 20 years from now, …

Children who play together, learn to live together

In a precedent-setting accomplishment, PeacePlayers Middle East is entering four Jewish-Arab teams in the Israel National Basketball League. As the Peace Players children get to know each other, a ‘color blindness’ takes hold, and no one stops to think which …

A better business future for Israel’s Arab women [video]

A better business future for Israel’s Arab women [video]

Fuad Abu Hamed, a Palestinian businessman living in East Jerusalem, recently won the first Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Asper Foundation and Hebrew University for his work training young Arab women in business skills. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ICK7DHs_BM Businessman and social entrepreneur Fuad …

Making train travel safe from disaster

High-tech sensing data from satellites, airplanes, and unmanned aircraft come together in an early-warning system for train operators that can predict natural disasters and prevent terrorist attacks. Photo by Yossi Zamir/Flash90. An Israeli researcher is one of a worldwide team …

Detecting depression online

An online ‘depression detector’ developed in Israel can identify depression 78 percent of the time, according to a team of clinical psychologists. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90. A new algorithm developed by Israeli researchers can identify Internet users who are feeling …

Growing life sciences at home, in the desert

Hoping to reverse Israel’s brain and biotech innovation drain, the new NGO BioNegev plans to transform the Negev Desert into a major biotechnology hub. Israeli biotech companies like Given Imaging, which has developed a camera in a pill, are improving …

Applause for clapping your hands

The first-ever study of hand-clapping songs reveals a direct link between those activities and the development of important skills in children and young adults.   Hand-clapping games lead to neater handwriting and fewer spelling mistakes, according to Israel’s Dr. Idit …

Tuesday Night Live takes to the US roads

A TV variety hour, filmed live in Jerusalem on Tuesday nights, is taking its show on the road, starting with Texas. Co-hosts Ari Abramowitz, left, and Jeremy Gimpel. “Tuesday Night Live” (TNL) in Jerusalem has gone to Texas. TNL, a …