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Earliest Evidence of Using Flower Beds for Burial Found in Raqefet Cave in Mt. Carmel

July 4, 2013 — The earliest evidence of using flower beds for burial, dating back to 13,700 years ago, was discovered in Raqefet Cave in Mt. Carmel (northern Israel), during excavations led by the University of Haifa. In four different graves...

New Development by Technion Students Enables Visually Impaired to Use Smartphones

Students at the Technion have developed software that enables the visually impaired to use smartphones by vocally announcing the key the user is pressing. Dialing, texting and setting the smartphone alarm clock are daily operations that most...
Right to left: Prof' David Skorton, Seth Pinksy, Prpf' Peretz Lavie

Mayor Bloomberg, Cornell President Skorton and Technion President Lavie Announce Historic Partnership to Build a New Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island

      Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Cornell University President David J. Skorton, and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie today announced an historic partnership to build a two-million-square-foot applied...
Qesem Cave near Rosh-Haayin, Israel. credit: Tel Aviv University

First Humans had elephants diets

cheapest essays for sale Elephants have long been known to be part of the Homo erectus diet. But the significance of this specific food source, in relation to both the survival of Homo erectus and the evolution of modern humans, has never...
Distinguished Professor Dan Shechtman in his lab at the Technion in Haifa

Prof. Dan Shechtman, Technion Scientist, Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 5, 2011 – Distinguished Professor Dan Shechtman of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Of the four Israeli scientists to have ever won the Nobel Prize, three are Technion professors. Prof....
Prof. Dan Shechtman, 2011 Nobel Laurette in chemistry

Crystal Clear – All The way to the Nobel

Dan Shechtman discovered quasiperiodic crystals in April 1982, while he was a visiting scholar at the National Bureau of Standards in Maryland, USA. He was the first to observe the icosahedral phase in rapidly solidified aluminum transition...
Dan David

Dan David 1929-2011

Entrepreneurial visionary, Honorary Doctor of Tel Aviv University and engaged member of the Board of Governors His legacy of devotion to higher education, commitment to Israel, and dedication to rewarding excellence through the Dan David Prize...
jonathan Rabinowitz, Bar Ilan University

Findings of Study to Improve Efficacy of Drugs for Schizophrenia and Depression Revealed

In Paris, Prof. Jonathan Rabinowitz, of Bar-Ilan University’s Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, has addressed the annual meeting of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology on findings from the NEWMEDS Program in which...
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been ranked 57th in a list of the world's top 100 universities

Hebrew U. again ranked in world’s top 100 universities in Shanghai Ranking

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been ranked 57th in a list of the world’s top 100 universities, conducted annually by Shanghai Jiaotong University in China. This year, the university climbed 15 places from its position to last year,...
Hawking in the Bloomfiled Science museum in Jerusalem. (Photo by Avi Blizovsky)

Professor Stephen Hawking finished his visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority

According to the Boshongo people of central Africa, in the beginning there was only darkness, water, and the great god Bumba. One day Bumba, in pain from a stomach ache, vomited up the sun. The sun dried up some of the water, leaving land....