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Israeli farmers’ innovation with declining bee population is mechanical pollinator

Israeli expert says, “As the bee population is declining, global agriculture needs a solution which doesn’t rely on bees anymore but which will either supplement or eventually replace the bees.”

By  Reuters, Israel Hayom Staff

 

A mechanical hum replaced the buzz of the bees in one Israeli almond orchard this season as farmers, concerned over the global decline of bee populations, tried a new method to pollinate their crops.

Through the blooming almond trees near the ancient site of Tel Arad in a desert plain in southern Israel, a tractor pulled a mast equipped with about a dozen small cannons that precisely shot pollen at the trees, allowing them to fertilize. Continue Reading »

13 Yr-Old Israeli Girl Develops Oxygen Producing System for Space

Through a process of photosynthesis, the budding young Israeli scientist’s satellite will produce oxygen in space.

By Ruthie Blum

 

A 13-year-old Israeli girl has invented a system for the production of oxygen in space, the Hebrew youth paper Ma’ariv L’Noar reported on Thursday, along with an interview with the budding tween scientist from Ramat Hasharon.

The recent winner of the “Satellite Is Born” award from the Israel Space Agency, Roni Oron developed BioSat “to solve a problem for astronauts trying to prove that life on Mars is possible.”

Budding Israeli scientist, Roni Oron, with her oxygen production device. – Photo: Family photo.

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Israelis Invent Gasless Engine Operated on Alcohol & Water

After simple modifications to existing automotive engines, this revolutionary ‘green’ engine is up to 60% more efficient than the gasoline version and will even save 50% on fuel costs and produce far fewer emissions than gasoline or diesel.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM

 

In the annals of business, successful companies that originated in the garages of their founders have assumed an almost mythic significance. Corporate giants such as Apple, Google and Hewlett-Packard all began in small workshops adjacent to their creators’ homes. Now, another small, garage-based family business run by three Israelis near Miami, Florida, that says that they have succeeded in reinventing the internal combustion engine is aiming to join the elite group of legendary garage-based startups. Continue Reading »

Israeli waste-to-plastics startup may end garbage dumps/landfills

UBQ, the Israeli waste-to-plastics greentech startup, begins a pilot program in the United States with the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority turning 80% of uncycled household garbage into plastic recycling bins.

By Brian Blum

 

An Israeli greentech startup, founded by a fabled hummus maker, has signed a deal with a Virginia-based recycling authority.

The startup, UBQ, backed by Yehuda Pearl, the founder of popular hummus brand Sabra, has developed a technology that takes the 80 percent of the household garbage that is typically not recycled and turns it into a plastic substitute that can be made into everyday goods.

UBQ thermoplastic material made from household garbage.

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Israeli dad invents home use fetal heart rate monitor for pregnant moms

WATCH: HeraMED eliminates stress for pregnant women with the first compact medical-grade mobile fetal heart rate monitor that’s synced to your smartphone.

 

– Israeli dad invents fetal heart rate monitor for home use
By Abigail Klein Leichman

 

When David Groberman’s wife, Odelia, was pregnant with their third child, some concerns sent the couple scurrying from one medical appointment to the next.

After arranging for babysitting, driving to the appointment, finding parking, and waiting, the actual fetal monitoring exam took only several minutes – and then came another round of waiting for the physician to analyze results.

HeraBEAT lets moms check fetal heartrate anytime, anywhere.

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Facebook leads in most patent applications in Israel

Of the 6,800+ patent applications submitted to the Israel Patent Office in 2017, Facebook leads with 94 requests.
• The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Technion [Israel’s Institute of Technology], top the list of applications by Israeli institutions.

By Ariel Whitman

 

A total of 6,805 patent applications were submitted in Israel in 2017, the Israel Patent Office said on Tuesday.

Social media giant Facebook submitted the largest number of applications, 94, followed by cigarette maker Philip Morris (82), agricultural chemicals company Dow AgroSciences (69) and U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Company (60).

Medical student conducting research – Photo: Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine

The technological arms of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology topped the list of Israeli corporations that applied for patent registrations. Continue Reading »

Israeli doctors implant first knee replacement that regrows bone & cartilage

Israel’s first knee implant, recently performed as part of clinical trials at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, was the product of Israeli startup Cartiheal and researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
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The team believe they have found a solution to moderate damage done to the knee, with their unique implant that grows both bone and cartilage.

View news source at: https://worldisraelnews.com/watch-israel-performs-1st-knee-replacement-that-regrows-cartilage-and-bone/

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Israeli firm begins advanced trials for non-opioide alternative in U.S.

Headquartered in Herzliya, the Israeli pharmaceutical received the go-ahead from the FDA to commence advanced trials in the U.S. on its long-lasting pain-killer, confidant it will replace the commonly used and highly addictive opiate-based medicines.

By REUTERS

 

JERUSALEM – Israeli pharmaceuticals company PainReform has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin late-stage clinical studies for a pain relief drug that is a departure from opiate-based narcotics, it said on Tuesday.

Many patients today dealing with pain after surgery are prescribed opioids, which can be highly addictive and are at the heart of a costly health crisis in the United States. Continue Reading »

Israeli team who developed terror-tunnel detection system wins Defense Prize

Defense minister praises science fiction-type system that “dramatically changed” Israel’s security.
• ‎”These developments give the IDF its technological ‎and operational advantage and make an entire nation ‎safer. Thanks to you, Israel is a superpower in the ‎field of defense technology.”

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

The military team responsible for developing the ‎breakthrough technology used to detect and destroy ‎terror tunnels under Israel’s borders was awarded ‎the 2018 Israel Defense Prize on Tuesday.‎

This award is the defense establishment’s highest ‎honor. Created in 1958, it recognizes projects and ‎activities ‎that have made significant operational ‎and technological contributions to national security ‎and the defense of the State of Israel.‎ Continue Reading »

Video: Israel introduces technological break through in electric cars

Phinergy drives their car by metal, air, and water, with the developers wanting the cost of their aluminum-air batteries to have a price equal to or less than gas, with their ultimate goal of being 100% petroleum free and with zero emission.
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Phinergy is an Israeli start-up company, partnered with the aluminum giant Alcoa, specializing in hybrid lithium-ion and aluminum-air/zinc-air battery systems for electric vehicles.

The company was founded in 2008 by Aviv Tzidon of Tel Aviv, who also acts as the CEO of the company, based on technology originating at Bar Ilan University.

Phinergy has patented a “nano-porous silver-based catalyst”, which allows oxygen into the electrode and the cell while at the same time blocking carbon dioxide. Continue Reading »

‘Made in Israel’ Anti-Radiation Vest to be Tested by NASA In Deep Space

 

NASA plans to use Israeli firm’s StemRad’s upper-body vest, that protects vital organs, bone marrow & tissues that are especially sensitive to radiation, in future manned missions to space.

By Tofi Stoler

 

The Israel Space Agency (ISA) announced on Tuesday that it is entering an agreement with NASA to test a radiation suit manufactured by Israeli company StemRad Ltd. during a deep space mission. The agreement is scheduled to be signed at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado later that day.

StemRad’s anti-radiation vest. – Photo: PR

Dubbed AstroRad, the vest-like suit, first adapted for female astronauts, protects vital body organs and tissues which are especially sensitive to radiation damage such as lungs, bone marrow, the large intestine, the chest and the ovaries, the agency said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Israel: Jewish State has the most technologically advanced military on the planet

While 18 yr-old westerners are enjoying collage life, their Israeli counterparts embark on life-threatening operations behind enemy lines as IDF soldiers, fighting a war almost every decade, which sharpens their minds to be creative and come up with innovative weapons & ways to survive.

By Yaakov Katz

 

In 1950, just two years after the state of Israel was founded, the country’s first commercial delegation set off for South America.

Israel desperately needed trading partners. Unlike its Arab adversaries, Israel did not have natural resources to fund its economy. There was no oil or minerals. Nothing.

The delegation held a couple of meetings but was mostly met with laughs. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem to snub UNESCO prize honoring Israel’s innovative Volcani Institute

In light of UNESCO’s overtly anti-Israel character, Jerusalem has decided not to attend the 2017 Life Sciences ceremony, awarding this year’s prize to the Israeli research center, which is part of the Agriculture Ministry.
• “The prize awarded to the Volcani Institute will not serve as a fig leaf to legitimize the political resolutions of this organization, which harm the State of Israel,” commented an Israeli gov’t official.

By Itamar Eichner

 

The United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) has chosen to honor the Israeli Volcani Institute, but the Israeli government has decided to snub the event.

Minister of Education Naftali Bennett and Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel have decided, in conjunction with the Prime Minister’s Office, that the institute would not accept the prize as part of steps Israel is taking against UNESCO for its anti-Israel resolutions. Continue Reading »

Israeli agriculture center wins UNESCO global prize for innovation

 

A first for the UN body to award Israel’s Agricultural Research Organization Volcani Center the life sciences award.
• Volcani Center director said, This is a ‘great achievement for the state and underscores our contribution not just to science but to international cooperation for ensuring food security for future generations.’

By Danielle Roth-Avneri

 

The Agricultural Research Organization Volcani Center, a government-run institute in central Israel known for its groundbreaking discoveries, is among the three winners of the UNESCO Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences for 2017.

The Cohen family, Dr. Dai and Uri Ariel at presentation of the “Hadar strawberry,” named after Hadar Cohen kill by a terrorist in Jerusalem.  

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Video Report: Israeli Military’s Top 5 Coolest Inventions

 

Watch: ILTV highlights the top 5 coolest Israeli military inventions to date. Wraparound-guns, human backpacks, mini rockets and a couple more.

 

 

 

View original Arutz Sheva publication at:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/231865

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