Archives for August, 2010

It goes without saying that questions are the basis of scientific research. But all too often, especially in the PR department, we focus on the findings and forget about the process that led to those findings. So it was a refreshing change for us to put out an annual report on the theme of questions.…

The Dot Physics game inspired us to put up this photo from the Institute’s new calendar,* which features images of (mostly) old scientific equipment.

When you look over the assortment of sizes, shapes and colors of tomatoes displayed in the market, do you stop to consider the time and effort that went into developing them (more than ten years to create a new commercial cultivar)? But a variety of sweet, pink-skinned tomato that’s popular in the Far East could…

Mixing Beer and Science

Are quantum physics more intelligible after a beer or two? That might be an illusion, but you wouldn’t know it from the enthusiastic crowd who packed a Rehovot restaurant/pub last Thursday evening to hear a talk on the subject given by one of the Weizmann Institute’s research students. Even those imbibing out on the tiny,…