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Years of Research May Lead to Desert Truffle Farms

July 15, 2019

Tags: Desert & Water Research

A BGU researcher says cultivating the prized delicacy on a large scale may soon be possible.

Gut Bacteria Could Help Produce Tastier Cow’s Milk

July 3, 2019

Tags: Natural Sciences

Researchers use machine learning to determine which microbes change cow’s milk and methane production.

In Israel, You Say Tomato, I Say . . . AI?

June 27, 2019

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

Researchers use AI to identify how tomatoes and other crops react to different climate conditions.