Month: December 2017

Growing vegetable crops in greenhouses

admin | Agriculture, | December 6, 2017

Source: IsraelAgri Over the years, Ginegar has made a lot of effort to communicate globally that growing crops in greenhouses has a significant positive effect on the environment as it enables the production of higher yields (6 to 10…

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Sweet tomato crops

admin | Agriculture, | December 6, 2017

Source: Israel Agri December 5, 2017 Introduction In recent years, desalinated sea water is a primary source for irrigation water in many regions of Israel. These water lack mineral nutrients, particularly calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg),…

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Using flies as fish and animal food

admin | Agriculture, | December 6, 2017

By Stuart Winer A kibbutz in northern Israel wants to turn flies from disease-spreading pests into a nutritious meal — for farmed fish and animals. BioBee Biological System, a company operated by Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu,…

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One of the world’s largest energy-renewable projects

admin | Uncategorized, | December 4, 2017

By Abigail Klein Leichman Four Eiffel Towers could be built with the 28,000 tons of steel being used by Negev Energy to construct the Ashalim Thermo-Solar Power Station in Israel’s Negev Desert. Spread flat over…

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Poultry poop could be a source of renewable energy

admin | Environment/Energy, | December 4, 2017

By Simona Shemer The holiday might have passed, but how’s this for some Thanksgiving dinner conversation? A new study by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) says treated excrement from poultry, including chickens and…

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Cyber-security for medical devices

admin | Uncategorized, | December 4, 2017

By Meir Orbach Tel Aviv-headquartered healthcare-oriented startup Medigate Tech Ltd. recently raised $5.35 million in seed money. Medigate develops a cyber-security platform that protects medical devices connected to healthcare provider networks.  The platform protects patient…

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Autism and the smell of fear

admin | Medical, | December 4, 2017

Source: Weizmann Institute of Science Autism typically involves the inability to read social cues. We most often associate this with visual difficulty in interpreting facial expression, but new research at the Weizmann Institute of Science…

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Prostate device is approved by EU

admin | Medical, | December 4, 2017

By: Globes Correspondent Israeli medical device company Butterfly Medical announced that its novel medical device for non-surgical, office-based treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), has obtained European CE Mark approval. The Israeli company’s innovative device…

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Preventing medical devices from cyber attack

admin | Cyber/Security, | December 4, 2017

By Meir Orbach Tel Aviv-headquartered healthcare-oriented startup Medigate Tech Ltd. recently raised $5.35 million in seed money. Medigate develops a cybersecurity platform that protects medical devices connected to healthcare provider networks.  Medigate’s platform protects patient monitors,…

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German-Israel programme to prevent cyber-security attacks

admin | Cyber/Security, | December 4, 2017

Source:  TOI Staff A new German-Israeli partnership launched in Jerusalem this month promises to upgrade cyber-security collaboration between the two countries. The Hessian Israeli Partnership Accelerator for Cybersecurity (HIPA)accelerator program will unite 16 teams of cyber-security…

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