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Tweaking chips to locate concealed explosives


September 13th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Sep 13 (IANS) Israeli engineers have developed small affordable chips that will be able to see through packages and clothing to image whether they are carrying contraband and ... Read more...

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Majority of Israelis dissatisfied with Netanyahu


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 2 (IANS) Public support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit an all-time low, according to a poll published in Ha'aretz daily, which found that more than ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity linked to bladder, urinary cancer


July 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 24 (IANS) Obesity in childhood has a direct link with bladder and urinary tract (urothelial) and colorectal cancers in adulthood, warn Israeli researchers.Hence, maintaining a healthy weight ... Read more...

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Smartphones to have computing power of desktops


July 17th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 17 (IANS) Battery operated mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are still lagging behind laptops and desktops in sheer computing power, thanks to their negligible RAM (random ... Read more...

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Warming could unleash more violent storms, says study


July 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 11 (IANS) Global warming could unleash more violent thunderstorms, flash floods and forest fires in the coming years, according to an Israeli researcher.The Tel Aviv University (TAU) ... Read more...

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700 year-old gold coins found in Israel


July 9th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 9 (IANS) In what appears to be one of the largest-ever such finds, a rare cache of gold coins valued at over $100,000 has been recovered from an ... Read more...

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Mole rat may hold key to human longevity


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 3 (IANS) Compared to the average three-year life span of a common rat, the 10 to 30-year life of the naked mole rat, an underground rodent native ... Read more...

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Dessert with breakfast can benefit dieters


June 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 26 (IANS) Dieters will have less hunger and craving through the day if they eat a carbohydrate-rich, protein-packed breakfast that includes a dessert. "The goal of a ... Read more...

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Israeli scientists develop strong plastic to replace steel


June 8th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 8 (IANS) Israeli scientists are developing a super strength polypropylene, one of the world's most commonly used plastic, to replace steel and other materials used in pipelines ... Read more...

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Air pollution increases risk of repeat heart attack


June 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 6 (IANS) Air pollution elevates risk of repeat heart attacks besides other major health risks linked with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease, a study says. ... Read more...

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‘Dip Chip’ warns of toxicity in real time


May 15th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 15 (IANS) Now, there's a quick check for synthetic chemicals and poisons that contaminate water or food supplies and generate bodily reactions from minor illness to painful ... Read more...

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A vitamin that helps the critically ill (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study.Howard ... Read more...

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Ray of sunshine boon for critically ill


April 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.Now Howard Amital, professor ... Read more...

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Intelligence, not status, fast tracks upward mobility


March 30th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 30 (IANS) Intelligence fast tracks career prospects rather than one's status or background, a study reveals.Having the right connection only gets your foot in the door. But ... Read more...

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Beware! Pain killers could spike your BP


March 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 21 (IANS) Beware of painkillers - they could be spiking your blood pressure (BP) levels even without doctors suspecting the actual cause, a study reveals.Many common over-the-counter ... Read more...

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Exercise vital for mental fitness too


February 24th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 24 (IANS) Avoiding exercise could be bad for our mental health too, pushing us into the pit of depression and causing burnout at work.Sharon Toker, management expert ... Read more...

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Blues invite re-hospitalization among cardiac patients


February 15th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 15 (IANS) Heart attack patients given to depression may be re-hospitalised later for cardiac complications and chest pains and for longer stints as indoor patients than their ... Read more...

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Indian, Israeli experts tap sun for hybrid power plants


February 14th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The success of hybrid cars is inspiring yet another way of going green but on a more ambitious scale -- harnessing solar energy to drive ... Read more...

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Israeli technology minimizes bird hits in flight


February 8th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 8 (IANS) Bird hits can be particularly nasty for an airplane, forcing it to land or send it crashing to the ground, often with devastating consequences. Now, ... Read more...

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Having desserts for breakfast good for slimming


February 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 8 (IANS) Those with a weakness for sweets can now include cookies and cake in a 600 calorie breakfast menu with some proteins and carbs to shed ... Read more...

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Endurance tests can detect nerve disease early


January 27th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 27 (IANS) Muscle endurance tests can detect abormalities in the early stages of multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings, reveals a study.Multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

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Found! Cells that drive brain’s adaptability


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 2 (IANS) Glia cells, derived from the Greek word for glue, hold the brain's neurons (cells) together and protect the cells that determine our thoughts and behaviours. ... Read more...

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Beware! MP3 players cause early hearing loss


December 29th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 29 (IANS) One in four teenagers are in danger of early hearing loss as a direct result of listening to music on their personal listening devices (PLDs) ... Read more...

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Excessive ritualism linked to mental disorder


December 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 29 (IANS) Hypersensitivity and sticking to childhood rituals may be an early warning sign of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) later. Its symptoms include excessive washing or cleaning, ... Read more...

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Organic polymer protects burnt forest soil


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 23 (IANS) Wildfires destroy forests and hasten erosion of the burnt soil which slows efforts toward its natural regeneration, but hope is at hand in the form ... Read more...

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Anxiety-ridden less sensitive to their environment


December 21st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 21 (IANS) Anxious people have been classified as hypersensitive, but they may actually not be sensitive enough, reveals a study. Tahl Frenkel, doctoral candidate in Tel Aviv ... Read more...

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Scientists develop novel tumour busting technique


December 7th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 7 (IANS) Even after tumours are surgically removed, they have a nasty way of coming back despite a heavy dose of chemotherapy or radiation. Researchers are now ... Read more...

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Chilling out does promote obesity


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 2 (IANS) Stretching out in front of your TV screen can be promoting 'active inactivity', causing you to pack on the pounds, reveals a study.Such inactivity encourages ... Read more...

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New technology automatically updates online data


November 30th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 30 (IANS) Popular websites Wikipedia and Tripadvisor rely on public participation to build up their pool of information, in a process known as crowd data sourcing.Even though ... Read more...

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Israel using saltwater, sewage to grow trees in desert


November 25th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists in Israel are growing trees in the barren land of the Arava desert by using recycled sewage and saltwater.This forest planted over the summer is ... Read more...

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Smart bugs inspire better robotics design


November 18th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 18 (IANS) Bugs which collectively thrive in challenging environments are inspiring scientists to design smart bots for diagnostics and drug delivery, computers and artificial intelligence.Doctoral student Adi ... Read more...

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Carbon monoxide has calming effect on nerves


November 9th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 9 (IANS) Carbon monoxide (CO), a tasteless, colourless and odourless gas emitted by vehicle exhausts and generators, dubbed the silent killer, can also soothe frayed nerves.Itzhak Schnell, ... Read more...

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Green power plants may not be far away


November 4th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 4 (IANS) Inspired by green hybrid cars driven by a mixture of gas and electricity, researchers have turned their attention to the greening of power plants too.Most ... Read more...

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Like Spock’s Tricorder, sensor to identify contaminants


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 3 (IANS) The human eye recognises only three bands of light - red, green, and blue. Now new technology, like Spock's Tricorder in "Star Trek" is using ... Read more...

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New algorithm identifies ghost writing in Old Testament


October 12th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) Moses is believed to have authored the first five books of the Bible, known as the Torah. But scholars have presented evidence that multiple writers had ... Read more...

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