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    Science Tips, October 2014

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute labs: tiny phytoplankton can fix as much carbon as a rainforest; is jet lag making you fat?; bringing a promising compound for inflammatory diseases, such as MS, to market.

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    Just Rolling Along

    Prof. Reshef Tenne and his team created a new lubricant that dramatically reduces friction and wear in machinery. The synthetic material might be ideal for machinery ranging from car engines to space ships.

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    Visualizing Algae-Eating Viruses From Space

    Weizmann scientists Dr. Assaf Vardi and Prof. Ilan Koren write in <em>Science 2.0</em> about the importance of algae. Though tiny, their massive blooms play a vital role in both marine ecology and climate regulation, but we know very little about the viruses that kill them. The Weizmann team is the first to attempt to quantify the viruses.

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    Science Tips, June 2014

    Update from the Weizmann Institute: Prof. Ilan Koren's research suggests that human activities may be producing larger, higher clouds with greater greenhouse effect. Using data from NASA's CERES and elsewhere, his findings indicate that, in pre-industrial times, there was less cloud cover over areas of pristine ocean than today.

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    Power without Pollution

    Prof. Igor Lubomirsky looks for ways to generate energy without self-destruction. He is especially interested in developing ways to store and transport wind and solar power.&nbsp;

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    Let it Rain

    New research by the Weizmann Institute's Dr. Ilan Koren and colleagues, including at NASA, indicates that the effects of human activity on the atmosphere are apparently leading to faster, heavier rain, which is more likely to be destructive.

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    Better Energy for a Brighter Future

    Our rapidly changing climate makes it more imperative than ever to have reliable, affordable forms of energy. As head of the Institute's Alternative Energy Research Initiative, Prof. David Cahen is helping to make this happen – both through his own work and by issuing grants to Weizmann scientists pursuing alternative energy solutions.