Science and Technology

The Power Of The Image

08/06/2008
Staff Writer
From the penthouses of Park Avenue to the remote villages of rural Africa, women may be finding a whole lot more support in their bra straps — all thanks to the universally versatile technology known as the cellular phone.

From Flash Drive To Tiny, Modular Phone

08/06/2008
Staff Writer
It’s a presenter’s worst nightmare: after fiddling with the PowerPoint for weeks, the big day arrives, everyone gathers in the conference room, and dozens of expectant eyes stare down at you. But the computer won’t boot. And it suddenly dawns on you — with a shudder — that you don’t have any backup.    

Science And Tech Briefs

08/06/2008
Staff Writer
Alternative Fuels Sought   The Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv, founded in 1970 to provide training in Israel’s growing number of commercial industries, has founded the Ben S. Marcus Research and Development Center for Clean Energy Sources. In announcing the center, the school said it hoped to become a major player in the field of alternative clean energy sources in general and solar energy in particular. It plans to initially emphasize research on solar cells and

Fishing For Answers

08/06/2008
Staff Writer
While most people concerned about potential health risks from fish focus on the mercury levels, researchers in a Tel Aviv University laboratory are seeking to determine the impact of the antibiotics in them. “Fish farmers want the highest density of fish and that means less of an area for them to swim and an increased likelihood of them developing infections,” explained Arie Nesher, director of the university’s Porter School of Environmental Studies.

The Quest For Water Purity

08/06/2008
Staff Writer
Sde Boker, Israel — Declining rainfall and what some contend is government mismanagement have lowered Israel’s aquifers to their lowest level ever and prompted Water Authority Director Uri Shani to announce “the worst water crisis in the nation’s history.”
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