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Israeli-developed Robotaxis to Debut in Munich Next Year

Driverless robotaxis are set to hit the streets of Munich next year, courtesy of Israeli autonomous-driving technology giant Mobileye and partners. Plans for the robotaxi service were recently unveiled at the IAA Mobility Conference in Munich. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger and Sixt SE Co-CEO Alexander Sixt announced the collaboration, which will see riders being able

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Israel’s Lifesaving Fences

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 established

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Israel Builds Hope Amid Chaos

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 national

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World’s First Cultured Meat-production Plant Opens in Israel

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 (1,102

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Toyota Teams Up with Israel to Develop Electric Commercial Vehicles

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 life

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Delaying the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease?

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 understand

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Israeli Researchers Offer Hope for Effective Autism Therapeutics

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;

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Israel’s Anti-Done Technology Protecting Sites Worldwide

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 open

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Israel and the UAE Join Forces to Save Endangered Birds

With the ink on a normalization agreement barely dry, Israel and the United Arab Emirates [UAE] are already working together to improve life in the region for more than just humans. A UAE conservation fund and Israeli naturalists are cooperating to preserve the houbara, a desert fowl facing the threat of extinction. The International Fund

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Digital X-Ray Revolutionizes Health Care

Modern medicine has an array of tools that aid the diagnostic process. None have possibly been more valuable than the X-ray machine. Discovered in 1895 by a German physicist, X-rays allow doctors to see beyond the body’s outer covering of skin and get a clearer understanding of what is happening within. This allows a head

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