The startup’s patented prototype scanner, BlueSky, is based on DOSI technology that scientist/researcher Ofir Aharon PhD invented, providing real-time data that shows early deterioration of skin lesions before they become pigmented.
By Abigail Klein Leichman
Ofir Aharon was in the last year of his PhD studies in electro-optics when his mother was diagnosed with melanoma.
Learning all he could about this deadly form of skin cancer, Aharon came to the conclusion that more than half of malignant melanoma lesions (usually, moles) fail to be diagnosed in the first two years after they appear – at a stage when treatment could be lifesaving. Continue Reading »
Gatwick Airport in London was only able to re-open after military reinforcements were brought in, equipped with technology that was used to defeat ISIS in Syria, which the Daily Mail identified as the Israeli-made Drone Dome.
By i24NEWS – AFP
Another drone sighting forced London’s Gatwick airport runway to close again on Friday..
Police were still unsuccessfully looking for perpetrators in a disturbance that grounded flights in the second-busiest airport in the United Kingdom on Wednesday and Thursday, although British media favored the option of a lone-wolf environmentalist attack.
London – Gatwick Airport – Photo: Andre Wadman/Wikimedia
The airport has been in an ongoing dispute with its neighbors and environmental groups about expansion. Continue Reading »
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 »
In a bold move to secure personal privacy, D-ID’s “firewall”, planned to be launched in May, will foil facial recognition algorithms by subtly altering uploaded images to protect identities, undercutting automatic social media facial recognition capabilities.
• Firm’s CEO, “Our photos must be protected because unlike passwords, you cannot change your face.”
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
Big brother is watching. But in the future, he may no longer be so all-knowing.
Riding the wave of a global push to comply with new privacy standards, a small Israeli company believes it can help you, and your face, stay anonymous in a hyper-connected world. 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 »
Within the past week, the Haifa-based Elbit Systems was awarded:
• $31.5 million contract for night vision systems to US Defense group,
• $300 million deal for command & control technology to Asia-Pacific client,
• $240 million deal to provide electronic defense systems to an African client.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems announced a series of deals signed over the past week to the tune of over $570 million.
Haifa-based Elbit is considered one of the world’s top defense contractors. It develops primarily defense electronic systems and operates in the fields of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance systems, unmanned aircraft systems, electro-optics, signal intelligence, data links and communications systems and radios. Continue Reading »
Should the US Army decide to acquire the added defensive technology, they will be the first army outside the IDF to install the battle-tested, ‘Trophy’ active protection system.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
After years of testing Israel’s Trophy active protection system, the US Army is close to giving the green light to having it installed on the M1A1 Abrams tank.
Trophy LV By Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for all combat vehicles. – YouTube
The US Army would then be the first army outside the IDF to use the system.
Maj.-Gen. David Bassett, who is in charge of the US Army’s programs in the area of ground combat systems, was quoted by the DefenseTech website as saying that he plans to make the decision on the system as soon as possible. Continue Reading »
U.S. biopharmaceutical firm announced its decision to pay $11.9 billion for Kite Pharma, an Israeli biomed developing T-cell therapy that harnesses the body’s immune cells to attack malignant cells.
• This pharmaceutical acquisition is among the most spent for a company whose products have yet to be FDA approved.
By Zeev Klein, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
Biopharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences announced Monday that it has agreed to buy Israeli biomed company Kite Pharma for $11.9 billion in an all-cash deal. This acquisition marks one of the biggest ever deals for a company whose products have yet to be approved for marketing. Continue Reading »
Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, over 2,000 American troops have lost their lives to improvised explosive devices. This new system locates, identifies, and can destroy them before they injure, or worse.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
After three years of development, Israel Aerospace Industries has begun testing its Counter Improvised Explosive Device and Mine Suite mobile system.
The system can identify, locate and destroy improvised explosive devices and mines before troops even reach them.
According to project manager Reuven Y., the system, which is not yet operational, “is a new concept that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. It is a breakthrough technology against IEDs.”
Primarily intended for patrols during routine security missions on Israel’s borders, CIMS created by Elta, one of IAI’s subsidiaries, can detect both surface and underground IEDs, mines and roadside bombs. 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.
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 »
CollPlant’s bio-ink enables the 3-D printing of tissue and organs, with the aim of providing a solution to the significant need of life saving organs.
By SHARON UDASIN
The Israeli regenerative medicine company CollPlant has filed a US to be used in the three-dimensional printing of tissues and organs.
CollPlant’s patent application refers to formulations of bio-ink based on the firm’s rhCollagen (recombinant type 1 human collage), a plant-based technology that mimics human collagen – the main structural protein in connective tissues. By filing the patent, the Ness Ziona-based company expressed hopes of establishing its position as a leader in three-dimensional biological printing and of forming partnerships in the field of organ printing. Continue Reading »
Porsche is looking to Israel to bring it into the future of transportation, seen by its investment of eight figures in its effort to integrate artificial intelligence technology.
By ARIANE MANDELL
Porsche is establishing an “innovation office” in Israel, and investing eight figures in the effort, the German sports car manufacturer said in a statement released Thursday.
“Porsche is a company that draws on innovation,” the statement read. “And now it is establishing an ‘innovation office’ in Israel.”
Tel Aviv – Photo: PORSCHE
Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairmain of Porsche’s Executive Board and Member of its Executive Board for Finance and IT, said “Israel is a key market for IT experts and engineers. Continue Reading »
Upon arrival of the three F-35 jets, still plagued with original glitches, each aircraft will be immediately fitted with ‘Made in Israel’ electronic systems transferring the stealth fighter to a F-35i ‘Adir’, the most advanced jet-fighter in the world.
By Itay Blumental
Three F-35 stealth fighter jets landed on Sunday in Nevatim Airbase in the Negev, joining two others that arrived about four months ago.
The three planes will undergo a thorough testing and implementation procedure lasting about a year.
Israel became the first country after the US to receive the American-built jets, which will increase its ability to attack distant targets. Continue Reading »
UN Peacekeeping soldiers in Central African Republic are using an Israeli made unmanned aerial vehicles and observation balloons to gather intelligence, guard their outposts and for carrying out field operations.
• Israel’s ambassador to U.N. says, “We are working to broaden this cooperation.”
By Shlomo Cesana & Israel Hayom Staff
The United Nations is using Israeli equipment, including an observation balloon and unmanned aerial vehicles, to protect its peacekeepers in Africa — despite the international body’s long history of hostility and hypocrisy toward the Jewish state.
RT’s SKYSTAR 180 aerostat. – Photo: RT LTA SYSTEMS LTD
Within the framework of its security cooperation with the U.N., Israel last year supplied the organization with sophisticated observation equipment, which is currently helping peacekeepers stationed in the Central African Republic. Continue Reading »