Quasi Periodic Materials: A Paradigm Shift in Crystallography
The Weizmann Institute of Science's G.M.J. Schmidt Memorial Lecture with guest speaker 2011 Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Dan Shechtman of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, talking about quasi periodic materials: a paradigm shift in crystallography
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009
An interview with 2009 Nobel laureate in chemistry - Prof. Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Weizmann Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman upon receiving word of her selection on that momentous day
Part 1: A multidisciplinary team of archaeologists, headed by Weizmann Institute's Prof. Steve Weiner, has employed an efficient new method of analysis - bringing the lab to the archaeological site - which may revolutionize the study of pre-history.Part 2: Weizmann Institute's Prof. Ora Kedem has been working with local industries, where they have developed a method called cake filtration to clear calcium from local water.
A New Kind of Nanofilter
"Water-hating" molecules that stick together can create changeable, environmentally-friendly materials.
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Tiny water drops flowing in oil reveal a new type of order
A group at the Weizmann Institute recently looked at a chaotic system and found a surprising underlying order that helps determine the movement on a tiny, busy "road." Their findings, which recently appeared in Nature Physics, may help reveal hidden patterns in many kinds of complex chaotic systems, as well as providing new insight into the properties of flow for those working in the burgeoning field of microfluidics.
For Full story: Synchronized Speeds on the Straightway
Dr. Michal Sharon of the Weizmann Institute's Biological Chemistry Department explains new findings of how the signalosome - a protein complex that regulates cell recycling mechanims - is more dynamic than previously thought, allowing the cell to adapt to different stress conditions.
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