Jewish Journal

Nicky Blackburn

  • Science of floral scents and colors blooming in Israel

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Professor Alexander Vainstein is proud of his greenhouses.

    Located at the Hebrew University's Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture in Rehovot, these greenhouses offer visitors both a delight to the senses and a trip to a futuristic world, where...
  • Biometric sensor makes the Web safer for children

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The statistics are enough to alarm any parent.

    According to a recent survey, one in five children online have been approached by a pedophile and received unwanted sexual solicitations. At the same time, the San Diego Police Department reports that two in five abductions of children...
  • No WiFi? WiPeer software says ‘no problem’

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Whenever Technion computer science professor Roi Friedman visited conferences and lectures with his students, he found himself growing increasingly frustrated.

    In an age of supposedly instant communications, he felt impatient that in locations without access to the Internet or a...