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    Fueling the Future

    Prof. Jacob Karni and his team at the Weizmann Institute believe in using energy from the sun—as an alternative to burning fossil fuels such as oil, gas, and coal—to solve the world's energy needs.

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    What the Weizmann Institute is Doing to Fight World Hunger

    Weizmann scientists are unlocking the secrets of plant metabolism, genetics, and development and are concentrating their biochemical, molecular, and genomics-oriented research to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in developing countries, and to improve human health all over the world.

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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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    The Real Price of Steak: Comparing Environmental Costs of Animal-Based Foods

    Dr. Ron Milo and a team that included U.S. scientists created a tool to analyze the environmental costs of agriculture, with the goal of determining which types of animal-based food one should eat, environmentally speaking. In the most comprehensive study of its kind, they came up with answers both expected and surprising.

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    Looking Back, Looking Forward

    Please take a moment to revisit the Weizmann Institute's noteworthy research from 2014, and stay tuned in 2015 for still more amazing breakthroughs. We're looking forward to blowing your mind, changing your life, saving the world – or just making you stop, think, and wonder.

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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.

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    Sea Change, Climate Change

    The ocean covers more than 70 percent of Earth's surface – and rising. As our weather changes, Weizmann Institute scientists are studying the ocean, using everything from microscopes to satellites, to understand its relationship with our climate. What will the future bring?