We’ve all heard the saying, “money doesn’t grow on trees” but now we can say that energy really can grow on trees! The “eTree” is an innovative Israeli idea that combines clean, green energy with an invitation to slow down and relax. Modeled after the acacia which provides welcome shade in the desert, the eTreeContinue Reading »
Friday, 11 August 2017 | The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has recently completed the development of the Counter Improvised Explosive Device and Mine Suite (CIMS) mobile system, integrating optic sensors with radars to expose roadside charges before military forces ever go near them. This new Israeli innovation will be able to protect soldiers against explosiveContinue Reading »
Thursday, 20 July 2017 | A doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem won an award for developing a test that could revolutionize early detection of Parkinson’s disease in patients, the university announced last week. The Kaye Innovation Award was given to Suaad Abd-Elhadi, who developed a diagnostic approach for detecting a specific protein,Continue Reading »
One of the keys to independence is mobility—being able to move from place to place at will. For those who have suffered spinal cord injuries or perhaps a crippling illness, a wheelchair is the ticket to that mobility and independence. Today there are between five and eight million disabled children in the world who needContinue Reading »
We produce a lot of garbage in our instant, prepackaged society. Landfills around the world are overflowing with solid waste products. Yes, many people are recycling their plastics, paper and glass but can we do more? Infimer®, an Israeli company, has discovered a new process for treating unsorted garbage. The end result is an amazingContinue Reading »
Researchers from Ben Gurion University (BGU) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have developed novel ultrafiltration membranes that significantly improve the virus-removal process from treated municipal wastewater used for drinking in water-scarce cities. Current membrane filtration methods require intensive energy to adequately remove pathogenic viruses without using chemicals like chlorine. Researchers at UIUCContinue Reading »
Hip-Hope Technologies, an Israeli start-up company founded in 2011, has developed an innovative, light-weight [1 kg or 2.2 lb] belt that is able to reduce fall impact and lessen the chance of hip fractures in the elderly. As the company’s name suggests, their product offers an alternative to the devastating effects of a broken hip.Continue Reading »
Albert Einstein considered the origin of the earth’s magnetic field one of the five most important unsolved problems in physics. The weakening of the geomagnetic field which extends from the planet’s core into outer space and was first recorded 180 years ago has raised concern by some for the welfare of the biosphere. But aContinue Reading »
Monday, 10 April 2017 | Israeli scientists from the Rehovot-based company Nucleix succeeded in developing a first of its kind blood test to diagnose lung cancer. The new test is able to diagnose the disease long before it spreads in the body, thus increasing the chance of survival, as many patients usually die within aContinue Reading »
Pollution stemming from plastic products, especially in the oceans, is fast becoming a huge environmental concern. According to an article in EcoWatch, in Los Angeles alone, a staggering 10 metric tons of plastic in one form or another are carried into the Pacific Ocean each day. Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used in theContinue Reading »
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