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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P.O.Box 26, Rehovot 76100, Israel
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news@weizmann.ac.il
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The ocean's living carbon pumps

When we talk about global carbon fixation – "pumping" carbon out of the atmosphere and fixing it into organic molecules by photosynthesis – proper measurement is key to understanding this process. By ...

Oct 21, 2014
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Reading a biological clock in the dark

Our species' waking and sleeping cycles – shaped in millions of years of evolution – have been turned upside down within a single century with the advent of electric lighting and airplanes. As a result, ...

Oct 21, 2014
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Scientists demonstrate Stokes drift principle

In nature, waves – such as those in the ocean – 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: ...

Oct 01, 2014
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Artificial cells act like the real thing

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, but mimicking the intricate networks and dynamic interactions that are inherent to living cells is difficult to achieve outside the cell. Now, as published ...

Aug 18, 2014
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The world's first photonic router

Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router – a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievement, ...

Jul 14, 2014
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No limits to human effects on clouds

Understanding how clouds affect the climate has been a difficult proposition. What controls the makeup of the low clouds that cool the atmosphere or the high ones that trap heat underneath? How does human ...

Jun 09, 2014
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Time is of the essence

New findings in mice suggest that merely changing meal times could have a significant effect on the levels of triglycerides in the liver. The results of this Weizmann Institute of Science study, recently ...

Feb 05, 2014
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300,000-year-old hearth found

Humans, by most estimates, discovered fire over a million years ago. But when did they really begin to control fire and use it for their daily needs? That question – one which is central to the subject ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Chromosomes show off their shapes

Chromosomes – the 46 tightly-wrapped packages of genetic material in our cells – are iconically depicted as X-shaped formations. However, those neat X's only appear when a cell is about to divide and the entire contents ...

Nov 25, 2013
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