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 »
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 »
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 Mossad has called on entrepreneurs and innovators to develop new technologies for Israel’s intelligence agency in cutting edge fields such as energy harvesting, data encryption, and automated identification technologies.
Israel’s Security and Intelligence agency, Mossad, has announced that it will set up a fund to invest in technological innovation, the agency said in a press released on Tuesday.
An initial investment of 10,000,000 shekels (nearly three million dollars) will fund research and development programs of Israeli start-ups to develop new technologies for the intelligence agency.
According to the press release, the fund known as Libertad, is intended to “provide innovative capability for maintaining and developing the Mossad’s technological superiority by connecting to civilian cutting-edge technological startup companies.”
The intelligence agency has called on entrepreneurs and innovators in cutting edge fields such as robotic technologies, energy harvesting, data encryption, automated identification technologies, and machine learning. Continue Reading »
To feed the expanding world population, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers are developing the technology to generate growth enhancers for farmed fish.
Arutz Sheva Staff
As the world faces a projected population increase from today’s 7.5 billion people to 9 billion people by 2050, the demand for sustainable food sources is on the rise. The answer to this looming dilemma may well reside within the booming field of aquaculture. While wild fisheries have been on the decline for the last 20 years, aquaculture, or fish farming, is the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world, and will play an increasingly vital role in our planet’s food resources in the years to come. Continue Reading »
The annual 2-day Fresh Agro-Mashov International Agriculture Exhibition in Tel Aviv, one of the biggest int’l expos of its kind in the world, is featuring new produce varieties and an innovative photo-based mobile app that gauges the freshness of fruits & veggies.
By Danielle Roth-Avneri
Israel is slated to host the 2017 Fresh Agro-Mashov International Agriculture Exhibition this week, one of the biggest international expos of its kind in the world.
The AclaroMeter mobile application analyzes the quality and freshness of produce based on photos – Photo: Courtesy of AclarTech
The two-day convention, which will be held on June 27-28 at the Tel Aviv Convention Center, was organized by the Mashov Company, a 26-year veteran in organizing international exhibitions focused on agriculture, gardening and water, infrastructure and environmental technology. Continue Reading »
Israel continues to lead the UN’s Global Innovation Index in North Africa and Western Asia category for 7th consecutive yea, ranking 17th overall in the high-income countries group. • Ranking reflects results in human capital & research, market & business sophistication, and of course, technology production.
By Yair Altman and Israel Hayom Staff
Israel continues to cement its status as a leader of global innovation, the U.N.’s Global Innovation Index for 2017 has found.
The Global Innovation Index surveys 130 economies, gauging standards from patent filings to education spending, with aim of providing policy makers with a comprehensive view of innovative activity that increasingly drives economic and social growth. Continue Reading »
With weaponized drones bringing a whole new assortment of security threats, several companies at the Israel Defense Exhibition in Tel Aviv this week, showcased the latest technology in neutralization and interception of the devices.
ORAD, an Israeli company based in Holon, presented the latest version of its DROM Drone Defense System, which it says can detect approaching drones at more than 3.5 kilometers away and take over the unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV’s, piloting abilities, neutralize them and land them far from the operator. Continue Reading »
Kfar Saba-based cardiac monitoring clothing HealthWatch, raises $20 million from Chinese company Yiling, who will also market HealthWatch’s product in China.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli startup HealthWatch Technologies, which develops cardiac monitoring garments, announced Monday a $20 million investment by Chinese company Yiling, which specializes in Chinese medicine and is now in the process of branching out into conventional medicine.
According to the financial daily Globes, the investment puts HealthWatch’s value at $65 million.
HealthWatch describes itself as “a pioneer in harnessing textile technology to produce fashionable, smart-digital garments with interwoven sensors unobtrusively measuring vital signs of hospital-grade quality.”
According to the agreement, $15 million of the investment will give Yiling a 23% stake in HealthWatch. Continue Reading »
As well as being energy-saving, Intel’s latest Israel developed processor provides record-breaking performance rates and are the strongest, fastest processors available to the public.
By MICHAEL ZEFF
Intel announced on Tuesday the official launch of its full line of advanced seventh generation computer processors. According to Intel’s Israel division, the majority of development and design for the new high-performance processors came from the company’s Haifa development center.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the new Intel production line in Kiryat Gat, Monday – Photo: Kobi Gideon, Israel’s GPO
“Today, many of Intel’s core products are being developed through Intel Israel’s development branch, specifically the sixth generation processors that were announced last year and the seventh generation that was just announced today,” Ran Sanderovitz, vice president and general manager of Intel Israel’s development centers, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. Continue Reading »
Two American Jewish groups are hosting twenty-six mayors from around the world in Israel as part of a conference highlighting Israeli innovations for urban & city infrastructures, such as telecommunications, water uses, security technologies etc.
Two American Jewish groups are hosting mayors from around the world in Israel as part of a conference highlighting Israeli innovation.
Jerusalem Old & New – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
Twenty-six mayors from North and South America, Europe and Africa are visiting the Jewish state through Friday as part of a forum organized by the American Jewish Congress and the American Council for World Jewry. Continue Reading »
The Tel Aviv University researchers’ study, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, describe a gene that codes for a particular protein, leading to neurotransmission. As a result, future therapies should be able to halt its progression.
Israeli researchers discover a way to correct the genetic flaw that causes Alzheimer’s. • Lab mice who were treated with Tel Aviv University’s new therapy, recovered from the illness. Researcher, “We believe our study opens up new directions for the development of effective treatment of Alzheimer’s.”
By Ilan Gattegno
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a new approach to innovative treatment of Alzheimer’s, providing hope to those with the degenerative disease. They have found a way to correct the flaw in the gene that causes Alzheimer’s. Lab mice treated with the new therapy recovered from the illness.
Researchers Professor Danny Michaelson and doctoral student Anat Bam-Kagan focused on the ApoE4 gene, which is present in 60% of Alzheimer patients. Continue Reading »
Israeli researchers have transformed humble pond slime into an engine to drive a green energy revolution.
Dr. Iftach Yacoby and his team at Tel Aviv University genetically altered single-celled algae, which naturally emit hydrogen throughout the day, allowing the organism to increase its efficiency to five times its natural ability.
TAU’s Dr. Iftach Yacoby and his algae. – Photo: Tel Aviv University
Hydrogen fuel cells are already being introduced into vehicles, and the new discovery could mean algae becomes a key player in the push for green energies. Continue Reading »
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