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Israels Weizmann Institute is consistently cited as one of the best places in the world for academics to work. Why did The Scientist magazine name the Weizmann Institute of Science (www.weizmann.ac.il) in Rehovot, Israel, the best place to work in acad...

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The Weizmann Institute - Where science is a lifestyle

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Israel's Weizmann Institute is consistently cited as one of the best places in the world for academics to work. Why did The Scientist magazine name the Weizmann Institute of Science (www.weizmann.ac.il) in Rehovot, Israel, the "best place to work in academia" outside the United States -- for the third time? Here we take a look at just three of the many innovations under development at this institute for graduate study: Dr. Michal Sharon's mass spectrometer, which vaporizes large molecules to analyze their shapes and compositions -- with implications for correcting damaged proteins that lead to diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's; Dr. Avishai Gal-Yam's research into exploding stars; and Dr. Maya Schuldiner's custom-made robotic microscope. Schuldiner stresses that the Weizmann was founded by scientists and is run by scientists. "And it therefore has a spirit, or an understanding, that science is not a profession. Science is a lifestyle. It's something that you take with you, to whatever you do." Downloads: Videos Hi Res Narration - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y6QUDGGU Hi Res No Narration - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SHXHL5PH Streaming Narration - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7BJ4F9OU Streaming No Narration - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DG1L2ID4 Docs Intro - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3P8JS9PZ Script - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AB3F5QHP Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos

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