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Up in a Cloud for Processing Computer Data

A declining amount of today’s computing is done on desktop computers; cloud computing, in which operations are carried out on a network of shared, remote servers, is expected to rise…

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Spare Parts Might “Jump-Start” Protein Design

The idea of proteins that can be designed on computers for specific functions has been a cutting-edge concept that has stubbornly remained ‘in the future’ however new research at the…

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A Brain Mechanism Underlying ‘Vision’ in the Blind Revealed

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have observed slow spontaneous fluctuations in the brain’s visual centres preceding visual hallucinations in blind people. Some people lose their eyesight, but continue…

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Weizmann Scientist Stresses Value of “Eureka Moments”

Ask Brian Berkowitz about the fruits of his research – say, an environmentally friendly way to remove pollutants from contaminated water – and he’ll stop you. “OK. I have to…

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