Israeli technology derives bio-fuel from algae

Israel has been at the forefront of algae research for years, and is now working towards creating bio-fuel from algae. An ISRAEL21c series: The Israeli Energy Alternative Consumers worldwide are watching with worry as fuel prices steadily climb with no …

A place in the sun – for heat and electricity

Distributed Solar Power Ltd. (DiS.P.) uses semiconductor materials to converts sunlight into energy A new ISRAEL21c seriesThe Israeli Energy AlternativeConsumers worldwide are watching with worry as fuel prices steadily climb with no end in sight. The US Department of Energy …

‘Choozing’ your animated mobile content

Characters from Chooz’s made-for-mobile animated series ‘Foreplay’ – chosen for development by Fox TV Studios.When it comes to cutting edge mobile platform programming, Israel’s Chooz is ready to play in the big leagues. At least that’s what executives at American …

Not your typical Israeli grandma

Gamila Hiar in Peqiin: The field and the herbs were my secret garden.It was an incongruous sight. Among the business and military dignitaries who were honored by Israel as torchbearers marking the beginning of the country’s 58th Independence Day celebrations …

Note-taking made easy, the Israeli way

Tegrity has technological agreements with dozens of US educational institutions including Tulane, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Benedictine and Colorado Tech.The chore of studying has become easier and considerably more interesting for today’s university students thanks to innovative technologies like PowerPoint …

Putting on an Ezface

Ruth Gal in a before (right) and after photo. ‘We turn the computer screen into a virtual mirror,’ says Gal, creator of EZface Inc.With children, jobs, activities, meetings, social outings, perpetual commitment and endless obligation at the fore, leisure time …

Finding the signature of Israeli graffiti

Grafitti work by Nir Aharon, whose work is influenced by Basquiat, pop art, Andy Warhol, Roy Liechtenstein and Keith Haring among others”Kilroy” “Marry Me Melanie!” “Luke Was Here” “Crips” “Bloods” “Bin Laden or Bust”.Whether it’s called tagging, hieroglyphics, muraling, or …

The dance of discrimination

Even in the domain of dance, discrimination against Israel is present.When I left Israel in the mid-90s it was mostly because of burnout. A journalist with major international news organizations for a decade, I had had my fill of intifada, …

Israel’s top environmentalist cleans up

Alon Tal is the type of intense personality that can be easily perceived as intimidating. His isn’t the power suit and tie eating a power lunch type of intensity. Instead, his icy, blue/gray-eyed gaze, quick movements, and dissemination of complicated, …