A new Israeli solution for a weighty problem

Millions of frustrated dieters around the world have been waiting anxiously for the wonder drug against obesity that will help them win the battle of the bulge. OBEcure, a new Israeli start-up, believes that it may have found the key. …

Solving an Israeli high tech riddle

Zohar Zisapel: When you invent something new you are looking ahead, trying to figure out how people will behave differently in the future.You might think that running one of Israel’s most successful families of high tech companies would provide enough …

Watching, waiting, and worrying

Whether Prime Minister Sharon lives or dies, we are all already in mourning. Like many Israelis, I was watching television last Wednesday evening when it happened. Engrossed in a new Israeli television drama, enjoying some pleasant escapism… and suddenly, the …

Israeli researchers fly by the numbers

Dr. Eitan Bachmat uses abstract math to reduce airplane boarding time (Photo: Bigphoto.com).Anyone who travels frequently by air knows the routine. At the gate inside the airport, you stand in the midst of an impatient crowd waiting to board the …

Negev development on the fast track

Ben-Gurion University President Avishay Braverman (right) displays the Negev development declaration, as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon looks on. (Photo: Dani Machlis)For the Ben-Gurion University students and workers who arrive at the gleaming new north Beersheva-University train station and cross the …

The sweet smell of Mel’s success

Prof. Mel Rosenberg indulges in his passion for music – ‘[Israel is] a whole country full of off the wall people.’Dr. Mel Rosenberg has a fabulous sense of humor – an absolute requirement, he will explain, for someone who specializes …

Israel’s Saifun chips away at the flash memory market

Saifun’s NROM technology provides a better method of imprisoning electrons, which keeps the information on mobile devices secure.According to Dr. Boaz Eitan, founder and CEO of Nasdaq’s latest rising star, Israeli flash memory chip developer Saifun, even in the tightest …