Research: Miracles at Rehovot

Beset by belligerent enemies, Israel has put its scientists and engineers to work overtime on defense projects. It already produces 95% of its own ammunition, and soon may even make its own nuclear weapons. For all their military efforts, however, Israeli scientists have not ignored peaceful research. They have developed new irrigation techniques, tapped solar energy, bred deep-sea fish in captivity and even solved the riddle of how the camel stores water (in the bloodstream). As the late Chaim Weizmann, Israel's first President, once explained: "Of course, miracles happen, but it needs...

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