Israeli scientists find combined weight of all bugs on Earth - study

The collective weight of terrestrial arthropods is about 1 billion tons, which is roughly the same as the weight of all people and farm animals on Earth combined.

Grapevine February 3, 2023: Yet another miracle

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

A satellite

TAU establishes first observatory for orbit satellite communication

The station includes a satellite observatory dome with a diameter of 4.25 meters, a tracking system, a primary high-speed camera and more.

Israeli scientists shed light on mysterious matter jets in space - study

Researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan have re-examined the data and now apparently solved the puzzle.

Astronomers document a not-so-super supernova in the Milky Way

Not all supernovas will have the same impact on the solar system.


Huge asteroid the size of 16 humpback whales to pass Earth Friday - NASA

There were fears that the massive asteroid 367789 (2011 AG5) could potentially impact the Earth between 2040 and 2047, but later NASA calculations found it unlikely.


On this day in 2003: Ilan Ramon dies aboard Columbia Space Shuttle

Ramon, Israel's first astronaut, was killed along with the rest of his crew when the space shuttle disintegrated upon reentering the Earth's atmosphere.

Israeli scientist Prof. Zvia Agur to become AAAS fellow

This honor, becoming a fellow of the world's largest general scientific society, is a reflection of Agur's years of achievements in the medical field. 

Warming up in Mars? BGU finds polymers that heat up when exposed to LED

Materials that catalyze faster can be used in a wide range of fields, including pharmaceuticals and future Mars habitats.

Artificial intelligence

Can the brain compete with advanced artificial intelligence systems?

Artificial intelligence stems from human brain dynamics, but brain learning is restricted in a number of significant aspects compared to deep learning.

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