By Karin Kloosterman
Project ‘Blob’, The Winning Israeli Desk Design That Uses Space Brilliantly
Two Israeli design students have won an award with an innovative multi-purpose design for a desk, named "Blob," which uses space brilliantly.
December 15, 2013
Cell Buddy Promises One SIM Card For Calls Throughout The World
Ever returned from a trip abroad with a soaring cellphone bill due to roaming charges? Israeli startup Cell Buddy has created a sim card that will work anywhere in the world, without racking up roaming charges.
December 03, 2013
Radio Waves Can Be Used To Measure Climate Change
While the sun is responsible for 60 to 70 percent of the world's temperature changes, the rest has to do with greenhouse gasses. An Israeli researcher has invented a novel way of measuring climate change – using radio waves.
August 05, 2013
Researcher Uses Bursts Of Electricity To Battle Alzheimer’s
As more information is gathered on Alzheimer's disease, it is now accepted that a protein called amyloid-beta has a key role in the disease's progression. New research done in Tel Aviv uses electricity to balance the protein's levels in the brain.
June 12, 2013
SmarTap: The Shower That Saves Time, Money And Energy
Since the invention of the water heater, showers have been operating pretty much the same way, allowing limited control over temperature and flow. Israeli company SmarTap just might be the one to revolutionize the industry.
March 24, 2013
Israeli Teens Science Project Could Bring Algea ‘Superfood’ To Africa
Algae is more than just nasty green guck, it's a source for biofuel and a "superfood" which contains plenty of protein. Now, kids from an Israeli highschool are perfecting an algae growing system so that algae farms can be made in communities in Africa to wipe out malnutrition
March 14, 2013
Seaweed Is A ‘Treasure’ Waiting To Reveal Its Healing Secrets
Seaweed is prolific in Israel’s Mediterranean Sea. It makes sense, then, that Middle Eastern ancients used it to help alleviate a host of ailments from peptic ulcers to fungal infections and wounds. The Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem is looking into how seaweed can be utilized for its nutritional and medicinal properties.
November 04, 2012
Hail A Cab With A Tap Of Your Smart Phone
A new Israeli app rolling out in Israel, London and then Paris, Berlin, Moscow and beyond points the way for changing the century-old tradition of hailing a cab and standing around waiting. GetTaxi has developed an phone application that delivers requests to call centers with a tap on the screen and allows you to view the taxi's route to you live.
July 30, 2011
Discarded Tires To Literally ‘Pave The Road’ In Green Project
A new "green" project in Israel intends to recycle the rubber from old tires, and use as many as 1,400 tires per kilometer of new paved highway. In a pilot trial, a 1.1 kilometer section of road was paved using an experimental mixture that included hundreds of recycled tires and a blend of asphalt.
March 13, 2011
International Renewable Energy Conference Held in Eilat
Eilat-Eilot conference is a yearly conference of renewable energy which discusses the newest innovations in renewable energy and cleach tech. The 2011 coference, which will be the 4th one, will be held in Eilat - the biggest beach resort city in Israel.
March 01, 2011
‘TaxiBot’ To Significantly Reduce Airplanes Greenhouse Gases
Taxibot Dispatch Towing system is the world’s first tugboat-like way to tow both wide and narrow body commercial airplanes to taxi to and from the gate and the runway without the use of their jet engines.
February 23, 2011
Male Birth-Control: Taking The Pill No Longer Just For Women
The female birth control pill, commonly referred to as 'The Pill,' is not 100 percent effective, and some women's bodies don't react well to the extra hormones. Now, finally, a new birth control option for men is in the works, which would allow partners to share the responsibility.MALE
February 04, 2011