Archives for January, 2012

YEDA Research and Development Company LTD., the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, today announced it has entered into a license agreement with Adobe Systems Incorporated related to a bidirectional similarity measure to summarize visual data. Here are some examples: Before: After: For more information, see our press release or Prof. Irani’s website.

Plaster from human dwellings or the signs of a long-abandoned animal enclosure? Tuesday’s New York Times describes the collaboration between a chemist – structural biologist Prof. Steve Weiner, who is head of the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science at the Weizmann Institute – and American archaeologists. From China to the nearby site…

The actors on the stage work their magic, turning a few disparate phrases – “challenge, giving birth, infinity, chaos, visiting a new country” – into a brief but charming improvised sketch, to the delight of the audience. But the viewers, filling a large auditorium at the Weizmann Institute of Science, expect more than to be…