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2010-07-21 12:10:00

Scientists have succeeded in showing how it is possible to greatly expand the memory capacity of future computers through the use of memory units based on silica nanoparticles combined with protein molecules obtained from the poplar tree.

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2010-07-12 09:35:00

A tiny clay fragment – dating from the 14th century BCE – that was found in excavations outside Jerusalem's Old City walls contains the oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem.

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2010-03-17 14:04:34

An improved method for sustainable pest control using "super-sexed" but sterile male insects to copulate with female ones is being developed by agricultural researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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2010-03-08 10:30:00

For the first time since it was originally published in 1916, the manuscript recording Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity can be seen during an exhibit at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Jerusalem.

2010-03-08 09:35:45

Friction in human relations is all too obvious and prevalent, but friction in physics has had a "secret life" of its own that has now been revealed by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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2010-02-22 10:09:38

A section of an ancient city wall of Jerusalem from the tenth century BCE – possibly built by King Solomon -- has been revealed in archaeological excavations directed by Dr Eilat Mazar and conducted under the auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2010-01-11 13:05:43

Why do some people like to take risks by playing "longshot" payoffs while, on the other hand, taking the opposite tack by buying insurance to reduce risks?

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2009-12-22 13:20:51

Evidence of sophisticated, human behavior has been discovered by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers as early as 750,000 years ago – some half a million years earlier than has previously been estimated by archaeologists.

2009-12-17 16:05:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases has received a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for research into visceral leishmaniasis.

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2009-12-16 11:22:51

The DNA of a 1st century shrouded man found in a tomb on the edge of the Old City of Jerusalem has revealed the earliest proven case of leprosy.


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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