Month: September 2016

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

admin | Don't Miss, | September 26, 2016

One of the driest countries on Earth now makes more freshwater than it needs Sorek Desalination Plant.  Credit: Photo courtesy of IDE Technologies. From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission. July 19, 2016 — Ten…

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Israeli invention allows quadriplegics to move while upright

admin | Don't Miss, | September 26, 2016

By now everyone has heard of the ReWalk, the Israeli invention that allows people whose legs are paralyzed to walk using a mechanical exoskeleton. One of the ironies of the device is that its inventor,…

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Israel’s many links to Africa should lead to closer

admin | Don't Miss, | September 26, 2016

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Tel-Avivi, an Urban Portrait

admin | Don't Miss, | September 26, 2016

In pictures: In honor of summer’s end, Ido Biran presents an urban portrait of Tel Aviv and its beaches two years in the making. Photographing Tel Aviv and its dynamic landscapes and people from various…

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More than positioning: Israel’s tech challenges

admin | Don't Miss, | September 26, 2016

Israel seeks to also take the lead in other realms related to innovation development. When referring to the image of Israeli high-tech in the world, many are quick to mention the slogan “Start-up Nation,” which…

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Moving Fish From Polluted Tanks to Flexible Sea Cages

admin | Agriculture, | September 26, 2016

Israel’s Gili Ocean has designed a fish farming solution for open waters that can weather storms and bring healthier and larger fish harvests. Today, more than half the fish consumed around the world is grown…

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How to move farmed fish into sea cages

admin | Agriculture, | September 5, 2016

Today, more than half the fish consumed around the world is grown in fish farms. Most farms overcrowd the fish, feed them massive amounts of antibiotics, and treat them with hormones and pesticides. Yet despite…

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Artificial intelligence to grow better crops

admin | Agriculture, | September 5, 2016

Tel Aviv-based Prospera, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help farmers better monitor their crops, has raised a Series A investment of $7 million led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The funding will be…

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