As our world continues to get “smaller”—ostensibly bringing people closer together—it seems more and more nations are finding it necessary to build barriers to keep them apart. Currently, 77 countries have security fences and/or border walls, many of them nothing more than giant concrete barriers. Israel, though comparatively new to the fence-building community, has establishedContinue Reading »
Israel has gone through the wringer in the past year and a half, dealing with crisis after crisis within a very short period. The nation faced the devastating effects of a pandemic alongside the rest of the world, and at the same time, fought a war with terrorists in Gaza; went through a fourth nationalContinue Reading »
World’s First Cultured Meat-production Plant Opens in Israel The world’s first industrial cultured meat facility has opened in the city of Rehovot, home to the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Agriculture, Israeli slaughter-free meat production start-up Future Meat Technologies announced. With the capability to produce 500 kilograms (1,102Continue Reading »
Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors Co. and the Israeli start-up REE Automotive announced their partnership to develop electric commercial vehicles to transport people and goods. The companies said the signing of their business agreement shows their shared vision of “providing new value to society through next-generation commercial mobility” that is geared to “improve quality of lifeContinue Reading »
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and affects more than 10 million people around the world. To better understand the origins of the disease, a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Penn State College of Medicine have developed an integrative approach, combining experimental and computational methods to understandContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 23 March 2021 | A nasal spray that reportedly kills 99.9% of viruses is ready to roll out production for sale in Israel and New Zealand. Biotech company SaNOtize developed a nasal spray made with nitric oxide—a compound that occurs naturally in the body—and acts as a “hand sanitizer equivalent for the nose,” creatingContinue Reading »
Monday, 22 March 2021 | In the footsteps of the Abraham Accords, a recently signed partnership between two Israeli and Emirati entities aims to bring greentech innovation to the Gulf region and to Israel. The deal between Gulf–Israel Green Ventures (GIGV) and the UAE’s [United Arab Emirates’] United Stars Group aims to expand people-to-people, business andContinue Reading »
Monday, 15 March 2021 | Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) on Sunday announced a “groundbreaking” new technology that protects civilians—including those of its enemies. The “Iron Sting” mortar uses laser and GPS-guidance to hit targets more accurately with technology previously only available for larger munitions such as missiles, thereby reducing collateral damage and civilian casualties.Continue Reading »
A study conducted by Professor Sagiv Shifman from the Life Sciences Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem [HUJI] and the Center for Autism Research has found that genes associated with autism tend to be involved in the regulation of other genes and operate preferentially in three areas of the brain: the cortex; the striatum;Continue Reading »
The advancement of modern technology often presents humanity with a catch-22 situation. On the one hand, new inventions provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. On the other, these novel discoveries also introduce a new set of problems that require innovative solutions. Take drones, for example. These nifty unmanned aerial devices openContinue Reading »
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