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Israeli scientists create the first smell map

Israeli scientists listed the chemical characteristics of odorants, such as the smell of a rose, to draw up a unique map of scent.Scientists are one step closer to understanding the complexity of smell, after a new report by Israeli researchers …

Al Gore: Israel can lead the way in renewable energy

Al Gore accepting the prestigious $1 million Dan David Prize in Tel Aviv last week.A star-studded cast of environment academics, policy makers and clean technology experts graced the campus of Tel Aviv University last week to kick off the country’s …

On your bike: Americans and Israelis cycle for peace

A challenging and athletic experience: a rider taking part in the Arava Institute Hazon Bike Ride.It’s physically challenging, but for the 150 Israelis and Americans taking part in the Arava Institute Hazon Bike Ride from Jerusalem to Eilat, it’s also …

Taking a look at Tomorrow

President Bush giving a speech at the “Facing Tomorrow” Conference in Jerusalem.Some were calling it a mini-Davos, others the “conference of the century”, but no one who attended the three-day President’s Conference “Facing Tomorrow”, in Jerusalem last week, was in …

Diving into the twilight zone

Helping marine biologists go where few divers have gone before: Oded Ben Shaprut, head diving officer at the Interuniversity Institute of Eilat.The Twilight Zone became famous as the name of the hit TV series, but what happens in the real …

Binational Israeli-American brainpower [VIDEO]

Binational Israeli-American brainpower [VIDEO]

Yair Rotstein, a physicist and the executive director of the BSF.Danny Shapiro calls it “Israel’s best-kept secret.” And after 36 years, and 36 Nobel prizes, he has a point. The US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) may not make many headlines …

Israel flies in relief volunteers to Myanmar

Volunteers from the Israeli Flying Aid team help Indonesia earthquake victims in Java in June 2006.As the death toll in Myanmar (formerly Burma) rises to more than 23,335, according to official reports, and the risk of disease mounts, Israeli relief …