Tag Archive for Science & Technology

Muslim nations cooperate with Israel on Mid-East particle-accelerator project

view videoIsraelis are working with Muslim scientists on a landmark science project, and their collaborating colleagues are from Pakistan and Iran!

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FDA approves Israeli-made theraputic contact lense

Patients on a waiting list for a corneal transplant or who’s suffering from chronic pain will benefit from the Israeli developed contact lens that are now entering the market.

By KATIE BEITER, THE MEDIA LINE

 

The FDA has approved a new therapeutic contact lens that will help treat corneal edema, a common eye condition in adults that causes swelling, a build-up of fluid, blurred vision, haziness and scarring. EyeYon, the Israeli company responsible for this development, created these special lenses in an effort to increase the amount of time eye drops can remain in the eye in order to help alleviate symptoms of the condition which is common after cataract and corneal transplant surgeries. Continue Reading »

Japanese philanthropist dedicates $3 million planetarium in Netanya

 

view videoJapanese businessman, Rikoho Madarame, 79, who said, “I have a special place in my heart for the Jews,” funded $2 million of the $3 million to the Madarame Planetarium and Meditation Center in Netanya.
• Meanwhile, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden is also in Israel, participating in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment science & education initiative, of which NASA is a partner.

By Nitzi Yakov and Ilan Gattegno

 

The city of Netanya was set to dedicate a $3 million science and space center on Monday. The 1,000-square-meter (11,000-square-foot) Madarame Planetarium and Meditation Center was largely funded by Japanese businessman and philanthropist Rikoho Madarame, 79, who arrived in Israel on Sunday with his wife and daughter. Continue Reading »

13 Yr-Old Israeli Girl Invents Satellite System That Produces Oxygen

 

Roni Oron, from Ramat Hasharon, Israel, won the “Satellite is Born” competition hosted by the Israel Space Agency, with a satellite that has the potential to create oxygen in space.

 

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 teen scientist from Ramat Hasharon.

Roni Oron poses for a picture along with astronaut Sunita Williams. – Photo: Family

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.”

Oron said her satellite is “built like a large bubble on one side of which there is a mirror and the other is transparent, enabling the penetration of sunlight. Continue Reading »

Einstein’s papers in Jerusalem prove theory written century earlier

 

David Reitze of Caltech, who announced the discovery of gravitational waves in Washington on Thursday, proved Albert Einstein’s theory that was written 100 years earlier.

By i24news

 

It took a century, but the theory from Albert Einstein handwritten neatly on paper that is now yellowing has finally been vindicated.

Israeli Professor Barak Kol, head of the physics department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, shows formula written by Albert Einstein related to his prediction of the existence of gravitational waves on February 11, 2016 – Photo : AFP /Thomas Coex

Israeli officials on Thursday offered a rare look at the documents where Einstein presented his ideas on gravitational waves, a display that coincided with the historic announcement that scientists had glimpsed the first direct evidence of his theory. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Technion Developed a ‘Self-Healing’ Electronic Skin

 

Israeli scientists in Haifa used a new synthetic polymer to develop a self-healing, flexible sensor, giving it the ability to “heal” skin in less than a day.

 

Imagine an artificial skin that heals itself. Imagine a prosthetic limb that has a sense of touch.

These incredible advances are a step closer to reality thanks to chemical engineering researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.

Prof. Hossam Haick – Photo: Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa

Inspired by the natural healing properties of human skin, Prof. Hossam Haick and postdoctoral researcher Tan-Phat Huynh used a new kind of synthetic polymer to develop a self-healing, flexible sensor. Continue Reading »

Israel’s AMOS-6 satellite to transmit free internet to sub-saharan Africa

 

The joint venture initiated by Facebook’s Internet.org includes the Israeli company Spacecom, and French satellite provider Eutelsat, bringing internet access to millions of Africans who aren’t currently connected.

By Alexander J. Apfel, Tazpit Press Service

 

An Israeli space company, Spacecom, is developing its newest satellite for Facebook and French satellite provider Eutelsat, in a venture intended to supply free Internet to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

AMOS-6 satilite made at Israel Aerospace Industries - Facebook Photo

AMOS-6 satellite made at Israel Aerospace Industries – Facebook Photo

The project is part of Facebook’s Internet.org non-for-profit initiative of providing affordable or free Internet to countries with limited or no access to what founder, Mark Zuckerberg describes as “the knowledge economy.” 

The AMOS-6 satellite, successor to the AMOS-2, will be equipped with 36 beams enabling it to cover the Middle East, Central East Europe and much of Africa. Continue Reading »

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin speaks at Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem

 

Famed astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, was honored speaker at the 66th Int’l Astronautical Congress, where over 2,000 people from 58 nations met in Israel. 

By Yaron Druckman

 

The second man to walk on the moon, former American astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, told a press conference in Jerusalem on Monday that the only reason Neal Armstrong was able to make the historic first step on the moon in July 1969 was “because he was standing closer to the door.”

Aldrin arrived in Israel this week to participate in the 66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Jerusalem, the largest annual event designed for the study and development of the space industry, which is being hosted by the Israel Space Agency.  Continue Reading »

Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science Makes Top 10 in CWTS ranking

Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University in the Netherlands ranked Weizmann Institute 10th in world for scientific research quality.

By i24news

 

An Israeli science institute has been ranked in tenth place in a list of international research institutions and universities.

Weizmann Institute of Science in the central Israeli city of Rehovot – Photo: Weizmann Institute of Science website

The Weizmann Institute of Science in the central city of Rehovot was the only institute located outside the US to be included in the ranking conducted by the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University in the Netherlands. Continue Reading »

Israeli 11th grade students to compete in int’l science competition at MIT

High school students from Kiryat Shmona, working in the field of synthetic biology, will present their project at the iGEM competition this fall at MIT.

By Goel Beno

 

Twenty-three 11th grade students from the Darca Danciger high school in Kiryat Shmona will represent Israel at an international science competition in the US in September.

Students from the biotechnology program at the Darca Danciger high school presenting one of their developments – Photo: Efi Sharir

 

The 2015 iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition, an annual contest founded by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), has only recently been opened to high school students. Continue Reading »

Israeli chemist found link between Type 2 diabetes & Parkinson’s

Critical finding at Ben-Gurion University reveals atomic structure of a protein link between Type 2 diabetes & neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s.

By Abigail Klein Leichman

 

Israeli chemist Yifat Miller and her PhD student Yoav Atsmon-Raz have found a critical link between Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Scientist Yifat Miller at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheva. - Photo: Dani Machlis/BGU

Scientist Yifat Miller at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheva. – Photo: Dani Machlis/BGU

Miller’s research at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev in Beersheva revealed, for the first time, the atomic structure of a brain protein fragment called non-amyloid beta component (NAC), known to trigger PD when it clumps together.

The same clumping action by an endocrine hormone called amylin harms insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, leading to T2D. Continue Reading »

Survey: Every minute 63 cyber crimes are committed in Israel

Since the beginning of the year, Israel Police dealt with 712 cases of the 30 million cases of cyber bullying that took place.

 

There were some 30 million cases of cyber bullying in Israel in the first 10 months of this year, victimizing about 387,000 people 20 or older, according to a survey by the Public Security Ministry. This works out to 63 cases of cyber bullying every minute.

there are 63 Israeli cases of cyber bullying every minute

Internet porn is the price we pay for freedom of information. – Photo: AP

Yet the police have opened an average of only 712 cyber-bullying cases a year over the past four years, accounting for a mere 0.19 percent of all police cases opened during this period.

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Israeli scientists: Treat cancer at night

Medical researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science find timing may be everything, in eliminating the spread of tumors.

 

They emerge at night, while we sleep unaware, growing and spreading out as quickly as they can. And they are deadly.

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A lab mouse in New York. The mice in the Weizmann study did better when receiving the cancer drug at night. – Photo: Bloomberg

It turns out tumors spread faster at night time, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers showed in findings recently published in Nature Communications, suggesting that it would be better to deliver cancer treatments in the wee hours of the night.

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High-tech entrepreneurs looking to invest in Israel crash into bureaucratic wall

WSJ reports: Businessmen complain how rigid visa policies inhibit tech companies’ endeavors to locate in Israel.

 

Foreign high-tech entrepreneurs are increasingly eager to take their business to Israel, but claim that Israel’s immigration rules stifle their intentions.

A view of Tel Aviv, August 2014.

A view of Tel Aviv, August 2014. – Photo: Dreamstime

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, foreign entrepreneurs are practically unable to get work visas; as result, many have to leave the country every few months to renew their tourist visas and go through time-consuming security checks at the airport.

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Israel’s cellphone towers go into the service of meteorology scientists

 

Israeli scientists refined a method of using cellular towers to measure rainfall, snow & even detect fog.

By Iddo Genuth

 

Serendipity or a happy accidental discovery, has been a well documented part of the development of science and technology throughout recorded history. From Penicillin to Viagra, x-rays to the cosmic background radiation (the ancient hum left by the Big Bang), chance was there to help those who had an open mind.

Missouri Judge Blocks Laws on Cell Phone Towers. August 29, 2013 ( Thomas Coex/AFP )

Cell Phone Towers. – Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP

Professor Hagit Messer from Tel Aviv University had a small help from lady luck when she realized about 10 years ago that it is possible to dramatically improve the accuracy of environmental monitoring using an unexpected tool – cellular towers – such as the ones found in and around any modern city. Continue Reading »