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Science

  • Israel’s storied Iron Dome system goes naval, vying to defend gas rigs

    By jwadmin on December 27, 2017
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN/JNS.ORG – The Israeli Navy has a new tool at its disposal to defend the country’s offshore gas rigs in the Mediterranean Sea, which are under threat from the Hezbollah and Hamas terror groups. The Iron Dome anti-rocket system generated global headlines in 2014, when it successfully defended Israeli cities from Gazan rocket attacks for more than 50 days. […]
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  • Is the moon in Israel’s stars?

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    TEL AVIV, Israel – Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL, with the mission of landing an unmanned module on the moon, needs to raise $7.5 million by the eighth night of Chanukah, Dec. 20, or it will forfeit its dream of making Israel the fourth country to complete a controlled lunar landing. SpaceIL is Israel’s entry in the Google Lunar XPRIZE Moon Race, started in 2012 to […]
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  • Could turkey poop help stop climate change?

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – None of us want to think too hard about the turkeys we eat on Thanksgiving. We especially don’t need to think about the excrement they produce. But what if that excrement could help halt climate change? Renewable Energy Resource According to researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University, turkey excrement — along with waste produced by other […]
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  • A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts Rescued From the Nazis, and Oblivion

    By jwadmin on October 23, 2017
    By JOSEPH BERGER The New York Times In one of their odder and more chilling moves, the Nazis occupying Lithuania once collected Yiddish and Hebrew books and documents, hoping to create a reference collection about a people they intended to annihilate. Even stranger, they appointed Jewish intellectuals and poets to select the choicest pearls for study. These workers, assigned to sift […]
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  • Brandeis neuroscientist, the son of a cantor, wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

    By jwadmin on October 2, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University, whose parents fled Nazi Germany and the son of a cantor, was one of three American scientists to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine. The prize awarded to Rosbash, 74, and the others announced Monday, Oct. 1, was for their discoveries about molecular mechanisms controlling the body’s daily rhythm. […]
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  • The eclipse was exhilarating. Life-changing? Not so much.

    By jwadmin on August 23, 2017
    By BEN HARRIS WHITE PINE, Tenn. (JTA) – The thing that truly pushed us over the top, that led us to undertake an epic 48-hour, 1,500-mile road trip at the height of the farming season, was The New York Times. The paper’s special section on the 2017 solar eclipse landed on our doorstep a week ago Saturday, and after reading the lead […]
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  • Excessive PCBs in the Hudson River: Attributable to Incompleteness of Dredging, or to Seven Years of Dredging?

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    By Robert A. Michaels and Uriel M. Oko Introduction GE (the General Electric Company) recently completed a seven-year US EPA mandated clamshell dredging project to remediate PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) contamination of the Hudson River. Post-project PCB levels in water and fish, however, are higher than anticipated, for example in 2016 requiring the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH 2016) to […]
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  • Nano lab’s trap catches cancer cells before they can get you

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2017
    By Ruth Fein Revell It’s a bit like building a better ant trap, only this one attracts wayward cancer cells. It isn’t typically a primary tumor that kills us. It’s the spread of the cancer inside it. So if malignant cells inclined to travel could be baited, collected, studied and better understood, it’s possible that these wanderers might be enticed […]
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