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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Anti-tumor DaRT could point the way to new arsenal in battle against cancer
By Federico Maccioni
Tel Aviv-based startup Alpha Tau Medical says its can demolish cancerous masses by injecting them with radioactive material in a simple needle procedure
Why the arrest of a Chinese tech mogul matters for Iran — and Israel
Suspicions that top Huawei exec violated Iran sanctions could force Jerusalem to choose between its growing Chinese trade partner and its US strategic ally
US, Israel hold first conference to boost Arab participation in tech sector
By Shoshanna Solomon
While Arab Israelis have become more integrated into the local tech ecosystem, they still hold just 3% of R&D jobs though they are some 20% of the population
Evelyn Berezin, who brought first word processor to market, dies at 93
From the web
Alibaba backs Israeli public transportation startup Optibus
Calcalist: The Tel Aviv-based company develops a fleet management and optimization software that gives public transit operators real-time data recommendations
Gitit Levy-Paz
The new (literary) engagement with Israel
Nathan Englander’s latest novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth (2017) culminated in a romantic union. The lovers in the novel, an Israeli Jew and a Palestinian Muslim, are forced to hold their assignation in an underground tunnel beneath the Gaza border. The novel illustrates the difficulty of realizing or even imagining, in Israel in 2018, a love story between an Israeli Jewish woman and a Palestinian Muslim man. A difficulty that has recently made Israeli headlines when Lucy Harish, a popular television news anchor married the actor...
With quantum race on, Google rushing to prove new computer’s super speed
By Shoshanna Solomon
Researchers at Mountain View, California-based firm believe their device can calculate in one second the same amount of data a supercomputer can process in one day
IKEA to open fifth Israeli store near Jerusalem
By TOI staff
25,000-sq.m. branch at Moshav Eshtaol, outside Beit Shemesh, set to employ 400, open early 2020
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