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  • Myth vs. fact: Are today’s Jews the descendants of ancient Israelites?

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    By James Sinkinson (Flame via JNS) – Many opponents of Israel try to disconnect the Jewish people’s long-standing relationship with the Land of Israel as a way of delegitimizing Zionism and the modern State of Israel. They claim the Jewish people today are not descended from the ancient Hebrews and Israelites, and thus try to weaken the case for Zionism […]
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  • Israeli scientists develop hand sanitizer from waste

    By Michael Seinberg on July 29, 2020
    By NAAMA BARAK (Israel21C via JNS) – Hand sanitizers—once the preserve of nurses, mothers and the uber-clean—have now become a ubiquitous accessory found in purses, cars, businesses and offices worldwide. But the surge in demand as the global coronavirus pandemic rages for the ethanol-based cleansing solutions have brought to the fore issues such as supply and demand, especially at a […]
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  • Israeli defense companies team up with Abu Dhabi firm to develop coronavirus technology

    By Michael Seinberg on July 17, 2020
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – Two leading Israeli defense companies have recently announced historic cooperation agreements with Group42 (G42), a technology company from the United Arab Emirates, in order to develop new solutions against the coronavirus pandemic. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is working with the Abu-Dhabi-based company to research and develop a medical system that can scan the blood of […]
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  • In the race for a coronavirus vaccine, first doesn’t mean best

    By Michael Seinberg on June 3, 2020
    By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN (Israel21c via JNS) – About 120 research groups from various countries are racing to develop vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). Several formulations have already advanced to human safety trials. Although the frontrunners in this race are American, British, Chinese, Japanese and German, Israel also has a few contenders. However, vaccine development, like drug development, is […]
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  • Meet the challah-tinkering yeast scientist who’s helping pandemic bread bakers get a good rise

    By Michael Seinberg on April 1, 2020
    By PHILISSA CRAMER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Few people have any great solutions for this difficult moment in human history, but Sudeep Agarwala is one of them. As a yeast scientist, Agarwala spends much of his time thinking about the single-celled fungi that allow bread to rise. So when he learned that home bakers had bought out the world’s […]
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  • Hebrew Academy Of The Capital District lists 2020 science fair

    By Michael Seinberg on February 5, 2020
    The Hebrew Academy of the Capital District will hold its annual science fair on Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. at the school, located at 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The science fair, held annually for over 20 years, encourages students to test theories and offer projects to demonstrate their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) knowledge, according to school administrators. […]
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  • Countdown begins as Israel gets set to land first spacecraft on the moon

    By Michael Seinberg on August 22, 2018
    By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – “Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent one of his Tesla cars into space last year on top of his SpaceX rocket, this year, Musk will help deliver Israel’s first unmanned lunar spacecraft atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, where it will assume a […]
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  • Israel’s storied Iron Dome system goes naval, vying to defend gas rigs

    By Michael Seinberg 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 Michael Seinberg 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 Michael Seinberg 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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