Weizmann’s research into advanced technology is immense and acts as a time line for technology’s evolution. It all began in 1954 when researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science built Israel’s first computer – which was also one of the first in the world. Later in the 1970s the algorithm that allows our online transactions to be secure, was co-developed by a Weizmann cryptographer. More recently an Institute scientist created a DNA-based biological computer that can fit into a drop of water. Apart from these important achievements Weizmann scientists also developed the technology behind light-sensitive spectacles and windscreens; are using quantum electronics to develop our next generation computers; creating artificial vision and image-recognition systems; and finding ways to use technology to increase our security, such safety-checking complex systems in nuclear reactors and spacecraft.