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Friction and fractures inter-related, may explain earthquakes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:33

In a major breakthrough that has implications for describing the mechanics that drive earthquakes, researchers have discovered that how things break (fracture) and how things slide (friction) are closely inter-related.

Why octopuses don`t get tangled up in knots

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 11:23

Even though an octopus` has eight arms which are covered in hundreds of sticky suction cups, they never tie themselves in knots. And a new study reveals why.

Archaeologists uncover King David`s 3000-year-old palace

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 13:05

Two large structures believed to have been a part of King David`s palace, have been unearthed by archaeologists in Jerusalem.

Asteriod gets named after Hebrew University

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 17:21

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has joined the ranks of famous people and places whose names appear on minor planets.

Indian students headed for Asian Science Camp in Jerusalem

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012, 20:11

Three hundred students from across the world, including India, will converge in Jerusalem this week for the sixth Asian Science Camp to be held there from August 26 to 30.

Original Einstein manuscripts to be posted online

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 21:50

All 80,000 items in Albert Einstein`s archives, including personal correspondence with half a dozen lovers and a poignant postcard to his ailing mother, are going online.

Holocaust survivor donates $100,000 to Hebrew University

Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2009, 10:03

Hebrew University has received a surprise donation of USD 100,000 from an unexpected benefactor - a Jewish woman who survived the Nazi Holocaust and lived as destitute in Manhattan.