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Inventions & Innovations

MyEye2.0—“See for Yourself”

More than 350 million people the world over are blind or partially sighted. Another billion battle with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia or reading fatigue. The Israeli company, OrCam, develops and produces assistive technology in the form of an intuitive portable device to come to the aid of the visually impaired, partially sighted, blind and

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Nanotechnology: Computers Running 100 Times Faster

Following three years of extensive research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist Dr. Uriel Levy and his team have created technology that will enable our computers—and all optic communication devices—to run 100 times faster through terahertz microchips. Until now, two major challenges stood in the way of creating the terahertz microchip: overheating and scalability. However,

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Turning the Desert Green and Red

Microalgae produce almost all the nutrients that humans need to survive. But, to truly harness microalgae’s tremendous potential, their cultivation must overcome significant technological and economic barriers. Algatech, an Israeli company, has succeeded in surmounting these obstacles. It operates a state-of-the-art microalgae cultivation site, producing algae-based products in the heart of the Arava Desert in

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The IDF’s Top 10 Innovations from the Past 70 Years

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] has acquired groundbreaking technological innovations during its 70 years, so we compiled a short list to share some of our favorites. 1. The “Iron Dome” Air Defense System For many years, rockets have been launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip. As a result, an air

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Learning from Starfish

An international research team, led by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, has discovered how a beautiful, brainless brittle star can create material similar to tempered glass underwater at ambient conditions. The findings may open new bio-inspired routes for toughening brittle ceramics in various important applications. The Technion researchers uncovered the unique protective mechanism of highly

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Unlocking the Written Word

Children and adults who struggle with dyslexia are often frustrated by their difficulties unscrambling the printed word. Good news from Israel—the Reading Pen, developed by Wizcomtech, can transform those frustrations into understanding. There are devices which scan text and read it aloud to its user. The Reading Pen does more than that—it breaks the words

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Nanomedicine—Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

The word “nano” is a suffix which means “one billionth part” of whatever word it precedes. The result is something that can only be seen under a microscope. Today researchers are developing nanotechnology—the engineering of tiny machines—that can be used in the medical field, thus we arrive at the term “nanomedicine.” Israeli researchers at Tel

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Creative Hydroponics

Hydroponic solutions for growing plants aren’t new. Sir Francis Bacon mentioned the process in a book published in 1627! There are many benefits derived from this method of growing food: it conserves water, eliminates the need for pesticides, utilizes waste products for nutrients and makes weeding unnecessary! Employing the creativeness for which they are famous,

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Cutting-edge Glass Technology

Imagine completely eliminating the need for privacy shades and curtains in the windows of your home. No more need to take heavy drapes to the laundromat…no more concern about the curtain pulls and their safety for young children. An Israeli startup, Gauzy, launched in 2009, has a patented process for combining film technology into glass.

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Artificial Cornea Transplants

Injuries and diseases of the cornea are a leading cause of blindness worldwide “with 20-30 million patients in need of a remedy and around 2 million new cases a year,” according to information from Almog Aley-Raz, vice president of research and development for CorNeat Vision. After much research, this Israeli company has introduced a process

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