Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute located in Rehovot, Israel is a post-graduate institution offering M.Sc and PhD degrees in mathematics, computer science, physics, bio-chemistry and other inter-disciplinary degrees. The Weizmann Institute attracts high-caliber graduate students and the faculty has been the recipient of various Wolf Prizes and a Turing Award.

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A marine creature's magic trick explained

Tiny ocean creatures known as sea sapphires perform a sort of magic trick as they swim: One second they appear in splendid iridescent shades of blue, purple or green, and the next they may turn invisible (at least the blue ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Materials Science
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Plants keep one foot on the brakes

Pressing on the gas and the brakes at the same time hardly sounds like good driving technique, but Weizmann Institute scientists have discovered that plants drive some of their key processes in precisely such manner.

dateNov 02, 2015 in Biotechnology
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How does your microbiome grow?

It is increasingly clear that the thousands of different bacteria living in our intestinal tract - our microbiome - have a major impact on our health. But the details of the microbiome's effects are still fairly murky. A ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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How bacterial cell recognizes its own DNA

It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that bacteria have an immune system - in their case to fight off invasive viruses called phages. And like any immune system - from single-celled to human - the first challenge of ...

dateApr 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Scientists demonstrate Stokes drift principle

In nature, waves โ€“ such as those in the ocean โ€“ begin as local oscillations in the water that spread out, ripple fashion, from their point of origin. But fans of Star Trek will recall a different sort of wave pattern: ...

dateOct 01, 2014 in General Physics
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The world's first photonic router

Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router โ€“ a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievement, as reported in Science ...

dateJul 14, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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