Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

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Thanks to an influx of grant money and brand-new school supplies, this year's students at Politz Hebrew Academy of Philadelphia will enjoy improved classes and programming - something principal Besie Katz says is taking "what's already a diamond and just" polishing it. Classes begin at Politz on Wednesday, Sept. 7. In addition to new science textbooks for the middle school...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a revamped lab, a list of guest speakers and a new instructor, Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia has beefed up its middle- and high school science programs. The Rubin Science Center, which opens on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the start of the school year, will now boast two high-powered microscopes, new computers, a new projector and a new teacher-guided...
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Wired with Michael Trantas
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Michael Trantas
Microsoft just rolled out a new program last month requiring customers to verify that they're running legitimate copies of the Windows operating system before they could use Windows Update Services provided on their Web site. The Windows Genuine Advantage 1.0 program is Microsoft's latest effort to stop people from pirating its software. When users log on to Windows Update, Microsoft...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Imagine learning about the secret life of whales, or digging up dinosaur bones, or studying a new language in a foreign country. Perhaps you want to discover the best ways to invest money. How about helping to band birds at a nature preserve? You could do any of these interesting pursuits while enjoying your vacation, for this new lifestyle trend...
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Defribrillators make an important house call
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In the first critical moments after cardiac arrest, commonly called a "heart attack," a defibrillator can help keep a victim alive. It is a powerful medical device, about the size of a small laptop computer but a bit heavier, and one a leading cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said should be in as many homes as possible...
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