Month: October 2017

Israel climbs Global Competitiveness index

admin | Technology, | October 12, 2017

By Amarelle Wenker Israel was ranked 16th on the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index, advancing eight ranks from last year’s report, in which it was ranked 24th. Israel is the highest-ranked Middle Eastern country,…

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Intel unveils ‘best ever’ gaming processor, sired in Haifa

admin | Technology, | October 12, 2017

New family of desktop computer processors said to be faster and stronger than previous incarnations By Shoshanna Solomon Intel Corp. has unveiled a new family of desktop computer processors that are faster and stronger than…

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A rest stop for half a billion birds flying over Israel

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

Watch this fascinating YouTube https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000005070955/a-rest-stop-for-half-a-billion-birds.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/science&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&utm_content=bufferf5032&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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For the first time in Israel: 25 clean energy buses for Haifa

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

Source: KKL Israel Twenty-five electric Egged buses are launched in Haifa, as part of the Clean Car Revolution advanced by KKL-JNF and the Israeli Ministry for Protection of the Environment to reduce air pollution levels…

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Ancient medicines find modern uses at SupHerbs farm

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

By Lin Arison and Dianna Stoll Plants have been utilized for their medicinal powers since ancient times. Today such plants are shedding their “alternative healing” label, as researchers are analyzing and quantifying their properties, and…

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Artificial reefs are better than the real thing for divers

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

By Brian Blum When does an artificial vacation destination trump the real thing? When it’s a diving spot in Eilat and the aim is to preserve the authentic coral reefs nearby. That’s one of the…

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Welcome to Israel’s water revolution

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

By Lin Arison and Diana Stoll When it comes to water, Israel is up against some serious challenges. The country is nearly two-thirds desert, and even those places where water exists, such as Lake Kinneret (the…

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Lightweight generator on the way for next natural disaster

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

By Abigail Klein Leichman Aquarius Engines, the Israeli company that’s working on a revolutionary alternative to the combustion engine for cars, is packaging the same technology into an exceptionally lightweight and efficient portable generator. It won’t…

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Unique Israeli research reveals why honeybees are dying

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

By Abigail Klein Leichman If you give a “menu” to a bee, it will instinctively choose dishes that provide the right balance of nutrients: sugary nectar plus pollen full of protein, fatty acids and micro-nutrients.…

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A cotton that can kill germs and viruses on contact

admin | Technology, | October 5, 2017

By Abigail Klein Leichman The constantly intensifying battle against viruses and antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” isn’t only about finding stronger drugs against infection. The focus is moving to preventing infections in the first place.  That’s why large…

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