Today is World Radio Day. Koolulam’s version of One Day by Matisyahu was chosen by UNESCO and the European Broadcasting Union to be broadcast by more than 2,000 radio stations worldwide as part of this year’s theme – Dialogue, Tolerance, and Peace. Today also marks exactly one year since 3,000 people came together to sing One… Read more »
An international research group that includes Israeli scientists has deciphered genetic code – its sequence and genome structure – of the deadly parasite Trypanosoma brucei that causes sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa. The discovery could lead to the development of treatments to protect people from it.
A promising partnership between Israel’s Rambam Medical Center and and the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) at Georgia’s Institute of Technology in the US will make it possible for Israeli scientists to produce and sell new medical technology better and faster. The two sides agreed to set up a medical technology incubator for Israeli-based companies in Atlanta.
Machines have for centuries worked for humankind, but can they also think for us? It seems they can, and this amazing but potentially frightening development is called artificial (or machine) intelligence (AI). Unlike natural human or animal intelligence, AI devices survey their surroundings and take aim at a target, imitating human learning, problem solving and carrying out other types of cognitive functions.
A Stanford University-led study of three 13,000-year-old stone mortars discovered near a graveyard site called the Raqefet Cave, in the Carmel Mountains near Haifa, identified ancient beer residue that is believed to be between 11,700 to 13,700 years old. The mortars are attributed to Natufians, a semi-nomadic group of people who lived in the Levant between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods.
It is an irony of the Middle East. At the same time that Gaza terrorists send burning balloons and kites and have – for now – stopped hurling rockets and missiles at southern Israel, Israeli and Palestinian physicians are collaborating at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center. Medicine and caring for the sick it seems, can bring enemies together.