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Water Innovation and Peace

Have you ever been truly, deeply thirsty? Were you in a place where you were able to find clean drinking water to quench your thirst? The reality of physical thirst is foreign to many people blessed to live in parts of the world where water is abundant. But, according to UNICEF and the World Health

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New Israeli Nanoparticle Fights Cancer on Two Fronts

  Israeli researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) successfully tested a nanoparticle that boosts the effectiveness of chemotherapy and immunotherapy in cancer treatment. A combination of the two therapies to create chemo-immunotherapy is effective in targeting the cancer cells with chemotherapy while boosting the immune system to identify and target cancer cells with immunotherapy. But

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Israel Develops Method to Evaluate Emerging Flat Lens Technologies

Perhaps you are wearing glasses while reading this or have a cell phone, binoculars or a virtual reality headset or telescope. All of them rely on high-quality lenses, which are bulky, expensive and heavy—especially when considering drones and satellites, where every gram counts. However, that is all about to change. New, cheap, lightweight flat lenses—around

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Harnessing Electricity from the Waves

What if producing clean, sustainable electricity was as simple as a day at the beach? Technically, it can be. A patented, smart and cost-efficient technology developed by Eco Wave Power, an innovative wave energy technology company based in Tel Aviv, extracts wave energy from ocean waves, converting the rising and falling motion of the waves

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Israel Awards US $3 Million in Grants for Food-security Innovation

Israel’s Agriculture Ministry and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) have announced a joint program to assist in the development of advanced technologies to improve food security. For the program’s pilot, NIS 8.6 million (US $2.7 million) in grants will be awarded to six Israeli agro-tech startups. “Agro-tech is an important field and has a real

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Israeli Scientists Discover ALS Nerve-destruction Mechanism

An Israeli research group has discovered the biological mechanism causing nerve destruction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The groundbreaking study suggests that the course of this fatal disease can be delayed and even reversed in its early stages. The research was led by Tel Aviv University Prof. Eran Perlson

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Israeli Company Builds New Telescope to Research Deep Space

Israeli defense company Elbit Systems announced that it had won a [US] $16 million contract to supply a space telescope to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. The telescope will be part of Israel’s Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite (“ULTRASAT”) program to observe and research deep space, said Elbit. “The ULTRASAT program, jointly managed and

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Israeli Technology Makes the Internet a Safe Space for Families

The Internet is an invaluable resource for young minds. From homework assignments and research for school projects to staying in touch with friends and social media, the Internet plays an increasingly prominent role in the lives of our children and grandchildren. Yet the digital world is also fraught with lurking darkness, with pornography threatening to

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Israeli Scientists ID Coronavirus Proteins that Harm Blood Vessels

A team of Israeli experts has solved the mystery of which proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 virus are responsible for causing the severe vascular damage seen in coronavirus patients. The novel coronavirus is made up of 29 proteins. Five of those proteins were identified as damaging to blood vessels in a study led by Tel Aviv

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Israeli Firm Helps Refugees Convert Waste into Electricity 

The United Nations (UN) has contracted israeli start-up HomeBiogas to make the lives of refugees in several camps across Africa a little safer, easier and more hygienic. The renewable energy company produces small-scale, off-grid systems that turn organic waste, such as food scraps, animal manure and even human waste into clean, renewable energy, providing much-needed

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