Archive for September, 2009

Sep 21 2009

Handwriting gives liars away

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September 18, 2009  TG Daily

People who are writing lies press harder on the paper and produce taller letters than those who are telling the truth, according to Israeli scientists who have developed a handwriting analysis system. The system, developed by the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences at the University of Haifa, measures differences in pressure on the page, duration of the pen on and off the page and the flow of writing.

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Sep 21 2009

How you write ’shows if you’re a liar’, scientists discover

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September 18, 2009  Telegraph.co.uk

Researchers at the University of Haifa, Israel, asked 34 volunteers to write two short paragraphs, where in one they recalled a real memory while in the other a fictitious event. . . . “In the false writing condition, the average pressure, stroke length and height were significantly higher than in the true writing condition,” the researchers said.

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Sep 21 2009

‘Alexander the Sexy’ Seen in New Portrait

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September 17, 2009  Discovery News

“The engraver portrayed Alexander without omitting any of the ruler’s characteristics. The emperor is shown as young and forceful, with a strong chin, straight nose and long curly hair,” Ayelet Gilboa, chairman of the archaeology department at Israel’s University of Haifa, told Discovery News.

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Sep 21 2009

UW student finds precious gem at Israeli dig

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September 16, 2009  The Seattle Times, The Olympian

The carving shows Alexander “as young and forceful, with a strong chin, straight nose and long curly hair held in place by a diadem,” Ayelet Gilboa, chairman of the archaeology department at Israel’s University of Haifa, said in a news release.

The find was announced Tuesday by Gilboa and Ilan Sharon of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the leaders of the dig at Tel Dor, a 4,000-year-old village that once a major port on the Mediterranean. The gemstone has been cleaned and is on display at an Israeli museum.

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Sep 17 2009

Don’t tell lies

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Various cognitive characteristics in written falsities are distinctly different from those that are exposed in truthful writing. This has been revealed in a new research carried out in the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences at the University of Haifa. These differences can be identified by a computerized writing-analysis system that can measure differences in pressure on the page, duration of the pen on and off the page and the flow of writing. “It seems that the act of writing a false text involves extensive cognitive resources and the automatic act of writing is thereby affected,” explain Dr. Gil Luria of the Department of Human Services and Dr. Sara Rosenblum of the Department of Occupational Therapy who carried out the research. Continue Reading »

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Sep 17 2009

Give and take

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University of Haifa employees participated in a “Give and Take” market, organized by the Division of Human Resources, the proceeds of which have all been donated to the needy. The market - which was comprised of items that employees contributed from home - was the culmination of a day on changes in consumption habits. “In light of the economic crisis it is important for us to convey a message of economizing to the employees. We want to encourage more awareness and efficiency in consumption habits and to think green,” said Head of the Division of Human Resources Tamir Neuman. Continue Reading »

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Sep 17 2009

After 2,000 years, the steps are not silent anymore

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September 16, 2009  The Jerusalem Post, Present the Past

A street recently uncovered in the capital’s City of David was, metaphorically, “the last seam of independent Jews in Jerusalem,” Uri Goldflam of Shalhevet Education and Consulting said on Wednesday… The one-to-two-meter wide section of a stepped street believed to be Jerusalem’s central thoroughfare during the Second Temple period was uncovered at the Shiloah Pool excavation in the City of David. Located 550 meters south of the Temple Mount, the excavation is being conducted under the auspices of Prof. Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa and Eli Shukron of the Antiquities Authority.

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Sep 17 2009

Archaeological Headlines

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September 15, 2009 ARCHAEOLOGY (A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America)

A miniature gemstone engraved with the bust of Alexander the Great has been discovered at Tel Dor, on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. “The emperor is portrayed as young and forceful, with a strong chin, straight nose, and long curly hair held in place by a diadem,” said Ayelet Gilboa of the University of Haifa.

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Sep 17 2009

Archaeologists discover gemstone carrying portrait of Alexander the Great

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September 15-16, 2009  Breaking News 24/7, Science News, Physorg.com

An archaeological team, during excavations in Israel, has discovered a gemstone that has a portrait of Alexander the Great engraved on it. The excavations at Tel Dor were carried out by an archaeological team, which was directed by Dr. Ayelet Gilboa of the University of Haifa and Dr. Ilan Sharon of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Sep 17 2009

Rare discovery ancient gemstone with portrait of Alexander the Great

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September 15, 2009  Examiner

A press release today from the University of Haifa in Israel announced a rare archaeological discovery at Tel Dor. A volunteer at a public structure in the south Tel Dor excavation, unearthed an engraved gemstone with a miniature portrait of the Greek ruler, Alexander the Great. The portrait is in such detail that all the characteristics of Alexander the Great are depicted on this gemstone. The stone is less than a centimeter high and half a centimeter in width.

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