Israeli website turns the mailbox into a chatterbox

More personal than e-mail: Voice-Me lets you speak.Have you ever been puzzled by the tone of an email you’ve received, or had difficulty deciphering exactly what an emoticon means? The strange new dynamic of computer-mediated conversation confuses many. Thanks to …

Israeli media software makes online video addictive

TVinci aims to make connecting with content on the Internet as simple as possibleIf you thought YouTube was addictive – well, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Recently launched media management platform TVinci, the brainchild of three young Israeli entrepreneurs, looks …

Israeli health portal unscrambles online medical muddle

A common cold, or something more serious? iMedix helps users diagnose their ailments with an online medical portal that combines health information with practical advice.Got a cough? Must be pneumonia. That large mole on your leg? Cancer, for sure. Among …

Israel’s environmental watchdog honored by UN

Dr. Michael Graber: My hope now is that that climate change efforts will follow [the Montreal Protocol's] success.In recent years, Israel has acquired a worldwide reputation for its research prowess in clean and green technologies. But the country’s efforts in …

Going electric with the ‘Energy Tower’

Professor Dan Zaslavsky: We could easily produce between 15 to 20 times the total electricity the world uses today. The Israeli inventors call it an Energy Tower, and if it’s adopted worldwide it could become a major source of cheap …

Intel develops the eco-chip, with Israeli help

The latest Penryn innovation, according to an Intel spokesperson, drew upon expertise and experience garnered during the Israeli development of the Centrino processor.For a long time, the world of high tech has been all about chasing after superlatives – after …

Israeli computer program can ID artistic painting style

Van Gogh’s ‘Irises’ – ‘As soon as the computer learns to recognize the swirls of Van Gogh, it will recognize them in pictures it has never seen before.’Art aficionados aren’t normally known for their resemblance to computer scientists – one …