Tel Aviv University

Reclaiming the land after a forest fire

Wildfires cause tragic losses to life, property, and the environment. But even after the fire rages, the damage is far from done. Without vegetation, bare, burnt soil lies vulnerable to erosion, which can impede efforts towards ...

Dec 22, 2011
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Fungi: Another tool in bacteria's belt?

Bacteria and fungi are remarkably mobile. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that the two organisms enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship to aid them in that movement — and their ...

Nov 28, 2011
3 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Lightning sprites are out-of-this-world

Only a few decades ago, scientists discovered the existence of "sprites" 30 to 55 miles above the surface of the Earth. They're offshoots of electric discharges caused by lightning storms, and a valuable window ...

Nov 21, 2011
4.8 / 5 (13) 1 | with audio podcast

New iPhone app keeps eyesight from deteriorating

Deteriorating eyesight, which leads to the use of reading glasses, is a natural part of the aging process. But a new iPhone application developed by researchers at Tel Aviv University could keep your vision ...

Nov 01, 2011
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