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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.

  • The President's Report 2004

    A report from the president of the Weizmann Institute of Science about the state of the Institute in 2004, including highlights in nanoscience, neuroscience, cancer therapies, advanced imaging, education, and more.

  • Crystal Clear

    Studies of how crystals form may weave together a web of unrelated fields, from semiconductor technologies, to the origins of life, to the design of polymorphs—crystal formations key to pharmacology. 

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    Thin Films on a Scale

    Weizmann scientists are working to create thin films with desirable qualities such as low weight and long-term thermostability, which could mean huge benefits for microelectronics and other fields. 

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    Building a Better Bowtie

    We may be one step closer to the technology of the future, thanks to bowtie-shaped nanoparticles created at the Weizmann Institute. A team led by Prof. Gilad Haran designed these nanostructures made of silver. Their work may advance the development of quantum devices, which will be exponentially more powerful than today's machines.

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    Tiny “Flasks” Speed Up Chemical Reactions

    Dr. Rafael Klajn and his team found that when spherical nanoparticles self-assembled into a cluster, empty spaces formed between them, as between oranges packed in a case. They put molecules in these “Flasks” for chemical reactions – a process that turned out to be highly efficient, with wide-ranging potential applications such as drug delivery.

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    Science Tips, November 2015

    Three updates from the labs of the Weizmann Institute: devising an apparatus that can ""pluck"" a single particle of light out of a pulse of light; how a rare genetic childhood disease can shed light on cancer; discovering that proteins involved in our visual system also play a role in the heat-seeking behavior of sperm.

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    Science Tips, September 2015

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: discovering how the tiny, beautiful sea sapphire changes color – and even becomes invisible; using light to get nanoparticles to self-assemble could lead to rewritable paper, contaminant removal, and drug delivery; measuring how fast bacteria grow sheds new light on how our microbiome is tied to our health.

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    Science Tips, August 2014

    Three updates from the labs of the Weizmann Institute: a new technique identifies the exact DNA sequences involved in regulating the fate of blood stem cells; theorizing that tiny black holes ate their way to becoming massive quasars; nanocubes can self-assemble into beautiful, complex structures.

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    Science Tips, July 2013

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: teaching nanowires to assemble themselves, which could improve devices such as lasers and solar cells; outlining the 10-stage pathway that turns cholesterol into a dangerous toxin in potatoes; identifying the traffic-pattern-like nature of gene transcription could lead to a new generation of drugs.