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Israeli firm to train Chinese in aircraft maintenance


With 60 years of aircraft experience, Israel Aerospace Industries is further expanding by establishing for the first time in its history, an aviation academy for professional aircraft technicians in China.

By Udi Etsion


The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed a $10 million contract with the city of Shantou in Guangdong Province on Thursday to build a training center where Israeli teams will teach the Chinese to maintain passenger aircraft.

IAI has 60 years experience providing a full spectrum of maintenance, overhaul services & handling of both wide and narrow-body aircraft. – Israel Aerospace Industries website

The contract was signed as part of a conference for business cooperation between Israel and the Guangdong Province. Continue Reading »

US demands from Israel intel information on drone given to Russian PM


view videoUS demands clarification as to whether the drone used by Israeli researchers, that Agricultural Minister Uri Ariel gave Russian PM Medvedev as a present, contained American technology.

By Itamar Eichner


An American official from the US Embassy in Israel has commented for the first time since Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel gave Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev a drone as a gift worth 200,000 shekels which was being used by researchers at the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center.

“The US demands information from the Israeli authorities in order to determine whether there was American technology in the drone,” the official said days after Uriel’s humiliating and potentially consequential blunder. Continue Reading »

Lockheed Martin opens research center in Israel


American concerns EMC & Lockheed Martin are looking to gain from the abundance of Israeli innovation in technological realm.

Initial investment to stand at $1 million.

By Yoav Zitun


American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company Lockheed Martin, maker of Israel’s F-16, F-15 and F-35 fighter jets, announced Sunday that it will open a research and development center in Israel in partnership with American IT storage company EMC.

The new center, which will be introduced Monday at the companies’ stand in Tel Aviv at the Cyber Tech 2014 conference, will be built in the new industrial park in Beersheba, focusing on cyber defense solutions.
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IDF to deploy laser interceptor ‘Iron Beam’ to neutralizer short-range artillery threats


Another Israeli technologically advanced defensive system that deals with threats that fly on too small a trajectory to be engaged efficiently by Iron Dome, to be deployed in 2015.



Israel plans to deploy a new missile shield known as “Iron Beam” next year which would use a laser to blow up short-range rockets and mortar bombs, a defense industry official said on Sunday.


The system is designed to deal with threats that fly on too small a trajectory to be engaged efficiently by Iron Dome, the Israeli interceptor credited with an 80% success rate against rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists. Continue Reading »

Young IDF officer puts scientists to shame, fixes orbiting satellite

Israel’s Ofek 5 satellite provided vital intel for years until mysterious fault rapidly degraded photos’ quality; top scientists were at a loss until young major develops solution, saves State of Israel NIS 500 million ($135 million)

By Akiva Novick

The aviation industry’s top experts were doubtful, the Defense Ministry‘s scientists incredulous, but Yanki, a young, driven IDF officer holding the rank of a major, developed a unique model that saved the vital Ofek 5 satellite from ruin and put it back in operation.

Major Yanki – Photo: Alex Kolomoisky

Along the way he also singlehandedly saved the State a sum near NIS 500 million. Continue Reading »

The Israeli Start-Up Device Provides the Visually Impaired a Way to Read

The OrCam system is designed to have a minimal control system, or user interface. To recognize an object or text, the wearer simply points at it with his or her finger, and the device then interprets the scene.


JERUSALEM — Liat Negrin, an Israeli who has been visually impaired since childhood, walked into a grocery store here recently, picked up a can of vegetables and easily read its label using a simple and unobtrusive camera attached to her glasses.


The OrCam device

Liat Negrin, an employee at OrCam, wears a device made by the company that consists of a camera and a small computer. Continue Reading »

RAY: A Unique Israeli Smartphone For The Visually-Impaired

RAY can be used for messaging, voice recording, email, automatic backup & even location services.

RAY will also combine the functions of various customized gadgets such as audio book-readers and voice-enabled MP3 players.


The visually impaired may have been using phones adapted for them for years, but access to smartphones and more specifically apps, is still beyond reach. An Israeli company called Project Ray recently announced the development of a smartphone for the visually impaired, called the RAY.

Technology News – RAY: The Israeli Smartphone For The Visually-Impaired – Photo (reproduction) by Project RAY

Compatible with any Android smartphone, RAY’s user interface combines touch screen, haptics, sensors, text-to-speech and audio feedback allowing for efficient operation of the device functions. Continue Reading »

Semiconductors from human proteins?

It’s weird, but it works: Award-winning Israeli research uses blood, milk and mucus proteins to build next-generation technology.

Grad students Netta Hendler, Elad Mentovich and Bogdan Belgorodsky with their invention. - Photo courtesy of Tel Aviv University
Grad students Netta Hendler, Elad Mentovich and Bogdan Belgorodsky with their invention. – Photo courtesy of Tel Aviv University

Making a silicon semi-conductor involves carving a sheet of the element silicon, kind of like carving a sculpture out of rock. It’s the most common method of making transistors for everything from cellular phones to computers. But silicon is expensive, inflexible and environmentally problematic.

What if it were possible to make transistors from ordinary materials simply by coating them with readily available proteins — for instance, human blood, milk or mucus?

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