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Designing a city for safe protests

Tel Aviv — Civil protests, from peaceful sit-ins at the Pentagon to violent riots in Cairo, nonetheless share some common characteristics. To study how protests evolve in public spaces, Dr. Tali Hatuka, an architect and head of Tel Aviv Unive…

World’s first skyscraper was a monument to intimidation

Tel Aviv — Discovered by archaeologists in 1952, a 28-foot-high stone tower discovered on the edge of the town of Jericho has puzzled scientists ever since. Now, eleven centuries after it was built, Tel Aviv University archaeologists at the…

Running on a faster track

What matters for commuters is not just if the train will be on time, but how long the journey will take. It’s an important factor in public transportation and can make the difference in helping commuters choose mass transit over more polluting and c…

Roaches inspire robotics

Tel Aviv — Ask anyone who has ever tried to squash a skittering cockroach — they’re masters of quick and precise movement. Now Tel Aviv University is using their maddening locomotive skills to improve robotic technology too.
Prof. Amir Ayal…