Tag Archive for Israel technology

US Army has eyes on Israeli night vision, signs $50 million deal

Israel’s Elbit Systems of America was contracted to produce spare parts for the US aviators’ helmet mounted night vision imaging systems with initial order for $17.9 million to be supplied until 2023.

By News Agencies and ILH Staff

 

Israel’s Elbit Systems said on Wednesday its US subsidiary won a contract worth up to $50 million to produce spare parts for the aviators’ night vision imaging system head-up display system of the US Army.

The contract, to be carried out over five years, was awarded on behalf of the US Army by the Defense Logistics Agency. An initial order for $17.9 million was placed under this contract, to be supplied until 2023. Continue Reading »

Using nanoparticles Israeli mask 98% effective, washable, reusable

What originally started as an Israeli startup, quickly became a commercial business manufacturing anti-viral face masks with a unique anti-pathogen fabric for the U.S. market by using sound waves to infuse nanoparticles into the fabric.

By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN

 

The Israeli startup Sonovia, which sped up efforts to manufacture masks using its anti-pathogen fabric at the start of the coronavirus crisis in Israel, has launched commercial sales.

The company’s technology is based on a lab-scale sonochemical process that was developed at Bar-Ilan University. Sonovia started manufacturing its product in March at a plant near Nahariya when Israel had only 200 patients, and has sold 30,000 masks. Continue Reading »

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 »

Israeli ‘water from air’ company gets top Energy Efficiency Product award

The tech industry’s top ‘smart home innovations’ are selected each year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where the Israeli tech company Watergen, received the 2020 top honor for its home appliance Genny, that extracts potable water from thin air.

By ZACHARY KEYSER

 

GENNY, the Israeli-innovated home appliance that generates water out of thin air, was named the Consumer Technology Association’s Energy Efficiency Product of the Year in the 2020 Smart Home Mark of Excellence Awards at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Wednesday night – an award series that annually recognizes the tech industry’s top smart home innovations. Continue Reading »

Israel Defense Ministry reveals breakthrough in defensive laser technology

Head of the Israel Defense Ministry’s Directorate of Research & Development, said: “We are entering a new age of energy warfare in the air, land and sea. The R&D investments …in recent years have placed the State of Israel among the leading countries in the field of high-energy laser systems.”

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The Defense Ministry has made a technological breakthrough in the development of lasers that can intercept aerial threats, including rockets and antitank guided missiles, it announced Wednesday.

New laser technology “makes the security apparatus more lethal, more powerful and more advanced,” Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday evening. Continue Reading »

NASA to deploy Israeli made solar-power generator on Int’l Space Station

Israel’s miniaturized solar-power generator becomes ‘one giant leap’ for private commercial space missions.

By AARON REICH

 

A new prototype miniaturized solar-power generator developed in Israel will be sent by NASA to the International Space Station in its first launches of 2020. The new generator was designed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s professor emeritus Jeffrey Gordon – funded through a research grant by the Science, Technology and Space Ministry – and by his US colleagues from Pennsylvania State University, University of Illinois, George Washington University, US Naval Research Laboratory, HNU Systems and Northwestern University. Its design and verification were published in the journal Optics Express. Continue Reading »

Japan’s Hino Motors unveils Israel’s flat chassis for electric vehicles

Israel’s revolutionary flat chassis for electric vehicles, the product of having “reinvented the wheel,” was unveiled at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show by Hino Motors, the Toyota Group’s representative in the global market for heavy-duty trucks and buses.

By ISRAEL21c Staff

 

Israeli innovation is on display at the Tokyo Motor Show, Oct. 24 to Nov. 4, as REE unveiled its flat-chassis technology inside Hino Motors’ new FlatFormer modular chassis concept.

FlatFormer is based on REE’s unique technology, which puts all the drive components within the wheel housing. Using REE’s novel electric solution enabled Hino to maximize space, flexibility and energy efficiency in its FlatFormer design for electric trucks. Continue Reading »

Israeli firm unveils ‘World’s first’ fully-electric plane at Paris Air Show

Operating at a fraction the cost of conventional airliners, the $4 million ‘Alice’ will redefine how people travel regionally, flying at 273 mph for up to 621 miles on one battery charge, a new era of flying begins now, that is quieter, cleaner, and far more cost-effective.

By Sara Rubenstein

 

Eviation Aircraft Ltd., an Israeli aviation company, displayed the Eviation Alice, an entirely electric commuter plane, at the Paris Air Show this week.

The Alice, which can seat nine passengers and two pilots, can fly at 273 miles per hour for up to 621 miles on one battery charge, at a cost of $200 per hour of flight. Continue Reading »

Phinergy’s fully electric vehicle doesn’t need charging, just water & air

WATCH: Phinergy’s  Metal Air energy systems, based on technology originating at Bar Ilan University in Israel, significantly increases the driving range of current electric vehicles… and with zero emission.

 

Phinergy is an Israeli start-up company specializing in hybrid lithium-ion and aluminum-air/zinc-air battery systems for electric vehicles.

The company was founded in 2008 by Aviv Tzidon, 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.

The company claims that this invention enables its battery cathode to sustain more than 25,000 working hours, while significantly reducing weight. Continue Reading »

Israel launches 3D Bio-Printing of cells, tissues, organs

Researchers at Israel’s Institute of Technology, the Haifa based Technion, are developing complex & precise artificial cells, tissues and organs to aid treatment in all areas of regenerative medicine.

By Naama Barak

 

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology recently launched a center for the printing of cells, tissues and organs, where 3D scaffolds and cells that grow into tissue are constructed to aid treatment in all areas of regenerative medicine.

Three-dimensional printing of tissue helps researchers develop complex and precise artificial tissues that improve their integration in target organs. This involves the creation of tissue containing a developed system of blood vessels that quickly connect to patients’ own blood vessels. Continue Reading »

India-Israel fund grants $4.9M on medical imaging initiative in India

The India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund allocates $4.9M to finance a project to develop AI-based screening to identify major diseases early on, such as tuberculosis.

By Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

 

A major Indian hospital group and Israel’s Zebra Medical Vision have announced a new collaboration on a medical imaging initiative in India.

The project, which will focus on deploying AI (artificial intelligence)-based tools across India, is receiving $4.9 million in support from the India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F).

Israel’s Zebra Medical Vision is partnering with one of India’s largest hospital groups to deploy AI-based screening tools – Photo: Courtesy

The project is envisioned to serve as a primary large-scale screening method for major diseases. Continue Reading »

US processing giant Nvidia acquires Israel’s Mellanox for $6.9 Billion

“We share the same vision for accelerated computing as Nvidia,” said Israel’s Mellanox CEO, Eyal Waldman. “This combination will foster the creation of powerful technology and fantastic opportunities for our people.”

By EYTAN HALON

 

American technology giant Nvidia will acquire Israeli chipmaker Mellanox in a deal worth $6.9 billion, the companies announced on Monday.

The Yokne’am-based company, founded in 1999 and listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, supplies end-to-end interconnect solutions and services for data center servers and storage systems.

Nvidia’s purchase of the company, acquiring all issued and outstanding common shares for $125 per share in cash, puts an end to months of reported takeover attempts by some of the world’s biggest hi-tech firms, including Intel, Microsoft and Xilinx. Continue Reading »

Israeli company now extracts cold drinking water from air, for home use

The Israeli company Watergen produces an atmospheric water generating module that can supply clean, cool drinking water from the air to homes & businesses, sporting events, remote towns or villages, and could even accommodate the needs of victims following natural disasters.

By Diana Rabba, NoCamels

 

Israeli company Watergen (also Water-gen), known for developing patented technology that turns air into drinking water, is launching an at-home appliance that it says will drastically change the water consumption industry.

The device, dubbed the “Genny,” is a water generator capable of producing between 25-30 liters (6.6-7.9 gallons) of water per day using the company’s GENius technology. Continue Reading »

Save 10,500gal of water/yr, produce free cooking gas with Israel’s Bio-Toilet

Manure (and food scraps) is flushed directly into the HomeBiogas solar biodigester, where it is broken down by bacteria and transformed into odorless methane gas for household use, in a completely sealed ecosystem.

 

For the millions of people around the world lacking sewage lines or even basic lavatories, the new HomeBiogas Bio-Toilet could provide an answer for waste disposal and energy production all at once.

Flushed with a manual pump using only 1.2 liters of water, the Bio-Toilet does not need to be connected to a water or sewage line and can use graywater.

The waste is flushed directly into the HomeBiogas solar biodigester, where it is broken down by bacteria and transformed into biogas for household needs along with other waste such as food scraps and animal manure. Continue Reading »

Israeli University develops technology turning human waste into biofuel

Providing solutions to two growing environmental problems, sanitation and clean energy, researchers at Ben-Gurion University in southern Israel have permuted reusable fuel and a nutrient-rich fertilizer from human excrement.

By Abigail Klein Leichman

 

Just in time for World Toilet Day (November 19), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev publicized results of a pilot study demonstrating that raw human excrement potentially can be converted into a safe, reusable fuel and nutrient-rich fertilizer.

According to the groundbreaking study published recently in the Journal of Cleaner Production, researchers at the Ben-Gurion University Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research refined a process using hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) to heat solid human waste in a special “pressure cooker” to create hydrochar, a safe, reusable biomass fuel resembling charcoal. Continue Reading »