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April 8, 2012 – A 91-year-old scientist has developed a simple bedside test that can detect killer superbugs in minutes, rather than days, providing one of the most potent weapons against hospital-borne infections to date.


April 2, 2012 – A new Israeli iPhone and iPad app called GroupShot flawlessly cobbles together the best images from a variety of group shots where somebody’s blinking, yawning or clowning.


March 26, 2012 – A promising new Israeli-developed blood test offers a 90 percent detection rate in clinical tests for multiple types of cancer.


March 20, 2012 – Israeli university researchers have unveiled a gene that increases the lifespan of lab animals by 15 percent, and could one day lengthen the lives of humans too.


March 14, 2012 – Women chair the board in twice as many Israeli companies as United States companies.


March 8, 2012 – An Israeli professor has developed a 100 percent safe and environmentally friendly pesticide made of edible oils to kill insects and fungi.


March 4, 2012 – An advanced driver assistance system developed by Israel’s Mobileye can warn drivers of impending accidents, and even stop the car if the driver doesn’t react quickly enough.


February 26, 2012 – A 26-year-old Israeli was named entrepreneur of the year by an international organization for his program to nurture future engineers using advanced Lego building skills.


February 19, 2012 – An artificial pancreas developed in Israel could revolutionize diabetic care by monitoring blood sugar levels and delivering insulin automatically, even at night.


February 12, 2012 – For many years, conservationists believed Israel’s Hula painted frog was extinct after its swampy habitat was drained in the 1950s. Now, the frog has been found alive and jumping in the Hula valley after massive conservation efforts.


February 5, 2012 – An Israeli smartphone app already in use worldwide enables drivers to avoid jams, and navigate their way through crowded city streets, using data from their phone’s GPS.


January 29, 2012 – Israeli scientists have developed a genetically engineered cleaning solution that makes today’s deadly new strains of superbugs resistant to antibiotics. Superbugs are now the leading cause of preventable death in the developed world.


January 22, 2012 – A winning proposal by Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology and Cornell University will form the basis of the future NYTech Institute in the Big Apple.


January 16, 2012 – Israel’s Eternegy can get 40 percent more power from the sun with lightweight solar energy trackers based on the principles of kite surfing.


January 10, 2012 – In a breakthrough in male infertility, Israeli researchers have developed an artificial testis to produce sperm.


January 5, 2012 – Israeli artists have developed new bus stop libraries available free of charge to commuters and travelers across the country.


December 25, 2011 – Israeli environmental scientists have discovered a way to grow pollution-reducing trees in the barren sands of the Arava Desert.


December 18, 2011 – A “personal trainer” for the heart invented in Israel electrically trains post-heart attack cardiac muscle to get the blood pumping.


December 14, 2011 – Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in Israeli startup Mobli, which enables users to see real-time events that others are watching.


December 4, 2011 – Brainsway’s revolutionary painless, non-invasive deep electromagnetic stimulation eases addiction, depression, autism and other conditions.


November 27, 2011 – An Israeli company has developed a unique pooper-scooper that can turn dog droppings into sterile and odorless ash in seconds, with just the push of a button.


November 20, 2011 – ALS patients are closely watching an Israeli clinical study to see how enhanced adult stem cells may halt the progression of this deadly neurological disease.


November 13, 2011 – Israeli professor Daniel Shechtman won this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, making him the 10th Israeli to win a prestigious Nobel Prize in the country’s 63 year history.


November 6, 2011 – Facebook is using Israel’s Shaker technology to give its 800 million users entry into a virtual pub where they can make new friends.


October 30, 2011 – An Israeli company has developed a process to turn wood chips intobiofuel, and is now building plants throughout Mississippi to make cosmetics, pet food and lubricants.


October 23, 2011 – Israel today is one of the leaders in the growing field of clown therapy, and is attracting worldwide interest in its programs which have professionalized the new field of medical support.


October 16, 2011 – A breakthrough Israeli device helps Alzheimer’s patients regain cognitive and decision-making skills.


October 9, 2011 – An Israeli company has invented a non-toxic, plant-based solution to keep insect infestation out of food packaging and distribution warehouses.


October 4, 2011 – Scientists in Israel are closing in on a cure for diabetes after discovering that a glucose-sensing enzyme holds the key to insulin production.


September 25, 2011 – A Gates Foundation grant will help an Israeli scientist further develop his cell-phone imaging system for diagnosing and staging malaria in Africa.


September 18, 2011 – A synthetic peptide developed in Israel may halt the progression of diabetes in Type 1 diabetes patients. The peptide is now in advanced Phase 3 clinical trials.


September 11, 2011 – A new solar window from Israel can generate power, reduce energy consumption and let in daylight, promising a green revolution to the construction industry.


September 5, 2011 – An Israeli device called RUTH, now in clinical trials, could revolutionize breast cancer diagnosis by offering detection without radiation, pain, or guesswork.


August 28, 2011 – MetaCure, an Israeli company has developed an implantable gastric stimulator that can help diabetics control blood glucose levels without the need for insulin.


August 21, 2011 – Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that an extract of the common spice cinnamon seems to delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.


August 14, 2011MayDay, an iPhone app developed by an Israeli space engineer, automatically sends emails or SMS messages to predetermined addresses when it senses the impact of a car crash.


August 7, 2011 – An Israeli man has been cycling four years around the world, clocking up over 60,000 kilometers on his adventure. He is now in the final leg of his journey home.


July 31, 2011 – One thousand hearing-impaired West Bank Palestinians recently received free hearing aids through a novel joint program between Israel’s Sheba Medical Center and an American foundation.


July 24, 2011 – A new citrus-based supplement being developed by Israeli and American researchers could cancel the effects of cholesterol and sugar in the body.


July 17, 2011 – A new Israeli-developed tool enables the disabled to send emails by thought alone, and could revolutionize the world of mind-controlled computing.


July 10, 2011 – Israeli diagnostic company Novamed has developed a new home diagnostics product, SensAheart, that can detect a heart attack from the moment symptoms start to appear.


July 3, 2011 – Nano Retina, a two-year-old Israeli company, is pairing electrodes with living neurons in the eye to create bionic sight for the vision impaired.


June 26, 2011 – Israeli startup Powermat’s wireless charging system for handheld gadgets is to be embedded in General Motors cars, office furniture and even airport seating.


June 19, 2011 – Israel’s IDE Technologies is building China’s largest and “greenest” desalination plant to meet the country’s expanding energy needs.


June 12, 2011 – Israel is the only country that permanently opens its arms to children sick from radiation caused by the Ukrainian nuclear disaster 25 years ago.


June 5, 2011 – Hebrew University researchers have discovered how a single gene can keep malignant cancer cells from spreading to healthy tissue.


May 29, 2011 – An Israeli medical consortium was called in to set up adult male circumcision clinics in an effort to halt the HIV-AIDS epidemic among the Zulu in South Africa.


May 22, 2011 – Israeli researchers have discovered a way to reverse the aging process and rejuvenate the immune system in mice.


May 15, 2011 – Israel’s Vacciguard introduces a unique biotech system to develop immunizations against some of the world’s deadliest maladies, from cancer to CMV and West Nile virus.


May 8, 2011 – Under a $250 million agreement, Israel’s Evida will supply the batteries, cooling systems and software tools for Mia Electric’s vehicles in Europe.


May 1, 2011 – Israel’s AnyClip has cut a dream deal with Universal Studios to bring favorite clips from the production house’s enormous library to the Internet.


April 24, 2011 – Israel was among the first countries to send medical aid and crucial supplies to Japan following the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.


April 17, 2011 – Researchers from Tel Aviv University are working on a nasal two-in-one vaccine that could protect against both Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. The proposed vaccine appears to repair vascular damage in the brain by marshaling forces from the immune system.


April 10, 2011 – Israeli startup Bioexplorers has developed a foolproof, non-invasive and easy method to sniff out contraband, drugs and terrorists — using mice.


April 3, 2011 – Israel Aircraft Industries has developed an airplane “tugboat,” Taxibot Dispatch Towing System, in partnership with Airbus. Taxibot will allow pilots to cut the engine to and from gate and runway, potentially saving billions in fuel.


March 27, 2011 – New York-based ICare4autism plans to build the first global research and education center for autism on Jerusalem’s Mt. Scopus. The campus will house the world’s first university-level school of autism studies, with the aim of raising therapeutic standards worldwide.


March 20, 2011 – Intel is investing $2.7 billion in its Israeli plant in southern Israel, which will produce next-generation 22-nanometer chips to make computers faster, smaller and lighter.


March 13, 2011 – Only about 1.2 million of the world’s 400 million ethnic Arabs live in Israel, yet the sole registry for Arab bone marrow donors is located in Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center.


March 6, 2011 – Israeli scientists at IBM Haifa joined colleagues from the United States, China and Japan to put the brains in Watson, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered supercomputer that bested Jeopardy! game-show champs on American TV in February.


February 27, 2011 – Overfishing may be depleting the world’s oceans of seafood, but Israel’s Grow Fish Anywhere has found a way to raise them in the desert.


February 20, 2011 – A tiny telescope implant developed by an Israeli company is the world’s first and only treatment for end-stage age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in the elderly in developed countries.


February 13, 2011 – The revolutionary “Sandy Bridge” microprocessor developed at Intel’s R&D facility in Haifa wowed the digital world when it was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


February 6, 2011 – A memory-sharpening computer program developed at an Israeli Alzheimer’s care facility has sparked interest from several countries and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.


January 30, 2011 – With fewer and fewer fish in the sea each passing year, Israel’s Grow Fish Anywhere has found a way to raise them in the desert.


January 23, 2011 – Eyeglasses have remained virtually the same for hundreds of years, but now an Israeli company has developed a new monofocal lens that could revolutionize bifocal and multifocal glasses .


January 12, 2011 – The customized Java platform for Amazon’s hot e-book reader, Kindle, was developed by an Israeli team at Oracle Herzliya.


January 6, 2011 – An Israeli-designed robotic device that allows paraplegics to walk and climb stairs, was featured on the hit American TV series Glee. An ISRAEL21c story introduced ReWalk to the world more than two years ago.


January 2, 2011 – Scientists from Israel, Britain, Brazil, Canada and the US have created an atom of anti-hydrogen. This breakthrough may help solve one of the biggest riddles of physics: What happened to all the antimatter that has vanished since the Big Bang?


December 26, 2010 – An advanced plastic patch from Israel that disables microorganisms can knock out acne, keep milk from spoiling, make juice boxes bacteria-free, and reduce infections.


December 19, 2010 – A group of 10 young men with autism have joined the ranks of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), marking the first time the IDF has accepted soldiers with this neurological disorder. The new soldiers will work at equipment bases.


December 12, 2010 – An Israeli company’s emotional decoding software can detect your physical and emotional state just from the sound of your voice over the phone.


December 8, 2010 – The Negev desert is smaller than it was in 1948, thanks to Israel’s expertise in fighting desertification. Many countries benefit from Israeli innovations in transforming dry land into a fertile farmland and protecting arid areas from deterioration.


November 24, 2010 – Ten months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Israeli aid workers are still providing vital aid to the troubled country, helping citizens rebuild their communities in the face of poverty, and outbreaks of disease.


November 17, 2010 – An Israeli company has developed a breakthrough device that can detect skin cancer at a much earlier stage than traditional tests, potentially revolutionizing the way doctors diagnose skin cancer.


November 10, 2010 – Israeli scientists have discovered that hair can be used to diagnose stress levels, drug intake and even your risks of a heart attack.


November 3, 2010 – Israel’s oldest winery, Carmel won a major trophy from the Decanter World Wine Awards, upstaging traditional wine producers from Italy and France, and becoming the “sensation of the competition”.


October 27, 2010 – In a radio address, US President Barack Obama praised Israeli solar company BrightSource Energy, which is now building the world’s largest solar energy plants in California, calling its technology “revolutionary.


October 20, 2010 – A new treatment that can destroy drug-resistant superbugs is being developed by scientists in Israel.


October 13, 2010 – Israeli industrialist Stef Wertheimer has opened a new industrial park in Nazareth, Israel’s largest Arab city, in an effort to help improve employment prospects among the Arab population.


October 6, 2010 – Israeli researchers have developed a new treatment that can destroy HIV-infected human cells without damaging healthy ones. The unique development, from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, could be a major step forward in the race against AIDS.


September 29, 2010 – An antibacterial material developed originally to make socks for Israeli soldiers is now being used to create anti-bacterial sheets, curtains, gowns and towels for hospitals. The material, impregnated with zinc oxide nanoparticles could drastically reduce the 1.7 million hospital-associated infections that occur in the US every year.


September 21, 2010 – A new keyless biometric security system based on voice and face recognition technologies and developed by a former head of the IDF Military Intelligence Corps is now in use in residential buildings, police stations and offices throughout the US.


September 15, 2010 – Israeli clinical psychologists have developed an online depression detector which can identify depression 78 percent of the time, enabling human experts to home in on people at risk of suicide, or providing data for crime fighters, pollsters, or homeland security personnel.


September 7, 2010 A new device controlled by sniffing has been designed in Israel to help severely disabled people communicate, surf the Net, and steer their wheelchairs.


August 25, 2010 – Extensive new research from Israel has shown that babies who are exposed to cow’s milk within 15 days of birth, are less likely to suffer from dangerous lactose allergies later in life.


August 18, 2010 – Israeli researchers have discovered that smoking is not an addiction, it’s just a habit . The research has huge implications for anti-smoking treatments which currently focus on breaking an addiction, and also suggests that stopping smoking is primarily a question of willpower.


August 11, 2010Israeli burn specialists were first on the scene after a devastating fire in Congo killed over 235 people and left hundreds more severely burned. Another Israeli emergency response team visited Chile earlier in the summer to help train emergency response personnel in the aftermath of a destructive earthquake that hit in February and killed hundreds.


August 4, 2010 – IBM Israel has developed new self-healing software that enables a computer to repair bugs and glitches automatically, by emulating processes that occur in the human body, and applying them to computers.


July 28, 2010 – An anti-aging vitamin supplement sold over-the-counter in drugstores worldwide has been found to triple a woman’s chance of getting pregnant and help the woman carry to baby to term, according to new Israeli research.


July 21, 2010 – An Israeli-US psychologist has been honored by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people of 2010 for her work healing traumatized war veterans in the US and Israel.


July 14, 2010 – An Israeli professor has created a new birth control pill for men, which has no side effects, and only needs to be taken every one to three months.


July 7, 2010 – We already use the sun to heat our homes and our water, now an Israeli company is proposing to use the sun’s rays to cool our homes, reducing the chances of energy blackouts during heat waves.


June 30, 2010 – A breakthrough finding by an Israeli professor could lead to earlier diagnosis, more effective treatment, and possibly even a cure for the debilitating autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.


June 23, 2010 – The core component of Microsoft’s newest Xbox video game console is a radical new 3D sensoring technology developed by an Israeli company.


June 16, 2010 – Israel plans to begin introducing solar panels and small wind turbines to its highway infrastructure to power thousands of streetlights across the country .


June 9, 2010 – An Israeli researcher is building an electronic brain that resembles a human brain, down to the smallest synapses, and which has almost all the same cognitive abilities, in an effort to recreate the most powerful ‘computer’ in existence.


June 2, 2010 – An Israeli startup has developed a new iPhone application that lets you see how much radiation emissions you are exposed to from your mobile device and offers advice on how to counter it. Similar applications for other phone brands will follow.


May 25, 2010 – Scientists from Jerusalem have made a breakthrough in the cultivation of embryonic stem cells, bringing mass-market manufacturing of the cells, anticipated to create new treatments for Parkinson’s and diabetes, closer than ever before.


May 19, 2010 – Israeli researchers have discovered that high levels of stress activate a gene which affects our metabolism and causes us to crave sweet, fatty foods.


May 12, 2010 – An Israeli clinical psychologist was named one of this year’s top 100 most influential people by Time Magazine. Prof. Edna Foa has developed a breakthrough therapy to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is now being used by the US army to treat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.


May 4, 2010 – Forbes magazine has named Shari Arison as one of the world’s greenest billionaires, partly for her work with water company Miya . Arison is also named by the US publication as one of the richest people in Israel.


April 26, 2010 – An Israeli scientist has managed to generate solar power from a pea plant by harnessing the power plants use when they covert sun into sugars in their green leaves.


April 19, 2010 – Vineyards in California and Chile are using an Israeli developed drip irrigation system to create a freezing igloo that can protect their grapevine buds from the cold, saving themselves millions of dollars in lost crops a year.


April 12, 2010 – A super-absorbent material developed by an Israeli company has been used to create a pill that can help treat obesity. The pill expands in the stomach, causing a feeling of fullness, and afterwards is eliminated naturally.


April 5, 2010 – An Israeli company has developed an innovative new smart phone called First Else , which some believe could challenge iPhone’s hold on the market. The phone, one of the most inventive cell phone devices to hit the market in a long time, goes on sale in Europe and the US this year.


March 31, 2010 – An Israeli inventor has developed a calculator for students that will only give the right answer if the user enters a reasonable mental estimate of the result . The calculator is designed to help students understand arithmetic and math and is sparking a great deal of interest worldwide.


March 23, 2010 – In 2011, Israel will become the first country in the world to install a cutting edge network for electric cars . The network, developed by Better Place, is the brainchild of Israeli Shai Agassi. Agreements have also been signed with Denmark, Hawaii, California, and Australia.


March 16, 2010 – Israeli company Brightsource has won over $1 billion in US government loans to build the world’s largest solar energy project in California , doubling the amount of solar thermal electricity produced in the US today.


March 10, 2010 – Israeli chocolate chain, Max Brenner is opening a new branch in Caesars Palace Mall in Las Vegas. The two-storey shop will include a chocolate restaurant, bar and shop. Another branch is expected to open soon in Boston, bringing the number of branches worldwide to 32.


March 2, 2010 – Israeli researchers from Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv have discovered that listening to just 30 minutes of Mozart a day can help premature babies gain weight faster and leave hospital sooner.


February 23, 2010 – Israeli scientists have developed a new inexpensive and low radiation CT imaging device that can capture a still image of a beating heart , providing vital early diagnosis of heart disease – the world’s number one killer.


February 16, 2010 – An Israeli company has developed a new terrorist detection system for our airports that monitors travelers reactions to pictures. The company claims a 95 percent success rate.


February 9, 2010 – For the third consecutive year, an Israeli film has been shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar .


February 1, 2010 – An Israeli company has developed a new hand sanitizer that can deactivate the swine flu virus within 15 seconds of exposure, helping to stop the spread of the illness.


January 25, 2010 – The magazine, Forbes, has listed Tel Aviv as one of the world’s top party cities, right up there with Bangkok, New York, Berlin and London. The magazine called it a steamy nocturnal playground, not for the faint of heart.


January 13, 2010 – A new software tool from Israel called BlindAid allows the blind and visually impaired to make accurate mental maps , giving them the confidence to venture into unfamiliar environments on their own.


December 28, 2009 – An Israeli researcher has developed a biologically active ‘scaffolding’ of soluble fibers, which could be used to regenerate lost or damaged bone and tissues, as effectively as a lizard replaces its tail.


December 21, 2009 – An Israeli-developed “miniature sleep lab” worn on the wrist and one finger to diagnose and identify the source of sleep problems has been named one of the 10 best medical innovations for 2010 by the Cleveland Clinic, one of the best-known medical facilities in the world.


December 9, 2009 – An Israel scientist has developed a new environmentally-friendly electrochemical battery that can last for thousands of hours, and reverts back to sand when it’s depleted.


November 23, 2009 – Israel ranks fourth in the world in scientific activity, according to new data compiled by the Council of Higher Education, with more scientific publications per million citizens than the US, the UK and Canada.


November 16, 2009 – In Israel today there are 3,850 start-ups. That’s one for every 1,844 Israelis, according to Start-Up Nation, the Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle.


November 11, 2009 – An Israeli company called Innowattech has developed a new green technology that can harvest energy generated by cars driving down a road and pedestrians walking through subways. A successful pilot project was tested recently in northern Israel.


November 4, 2009 – Israel’s Ramat Gan Safari park has become the world’s top exporter of hippos. In the last few months, 14 of the huge 3.5 ton animals have been transported to zoos and safari parks abroad.


October 29, 2009 – Israeli researchers have found that red plums have higher antioxidant levels than pomegranates, red wine, and apples. One plum with your meal counters the oxidizing agents in a seven-ounce portion of red meat.


October 20, 2009Professor Ada Yonath from the Weizmann Institute is the fifth Israeli to win a Nobel Prize in the last nine years.


October 15, 2009 – An Israeli security consultancy company will be handling security at the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa.


September 7, 2009 – A new Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian biofuel project will alleviate thousands of tons of organic waste and produce one million barrels of biofuel.


July 15, 2009 – An Israeli company has developed a 15-minute fingertip test that can assess whether a patient has the onset of heart disease, and even predict whether you are at risk of a heart attack within the next seven years.


May 26, 2009 – Israeli company AORA has constructed the world’s first gas turbine solar thermal power station in the desert near Eilat.


May 17, 2009 – An Israeli teenager has developed a revolutionary device for the car which may cut pollution and save you up to 40% on your gas bills.


April 7, 2009 – An Israeli company has developed a technology that can collect the energy created by cars, planes and trains, and turn it into electricity.


April 4, 2009 – An Israeli researcher has discovered that degenerated microRNAs in the ‘hair’ cells of our ears are a major cause of deafness, holding out the promise of a potential new cure.


April 1, 2009 – An Israeli company has developed a new online brain fitness software program that can improve a person’s cognitive skills by up to 40 percent.


March 24, 2009 – Israeli engineers have developed a denaturing technique that could prevent nuclear fuel from being used for weapons.


March 17, 2009 – Israeli researchers have found a way to use sweat as a new kind of biometric id.


March 9, 2009 – Researchers have cured eight children of the Bubble Boy disease, using a ground-breaking gene replacement approach pioneered in Israel.


February 23, 2009 – An Israeli company has developed a device that enables mothers-to-be to see their baby’s kicks on a handheld device.


February 8, 2009 – An Israeli company has found a way to turn rubber waste back into its original components for reuse.


January 26, 2009 – Israeli researchers have developed an unmanned air vehicle than can be used in emergencies to fly in medical aid, and fly out patients.


January 19, 2009 – Israeli researchers have developed a miniature robotic snake that can go deep inside the body to allow surgeons to operate on the heart without opening the chest.


January 12, 2009 – A chip technology developed by an Israeli company is today the most widely deployed for in-home IPTV over existing lines.


January 5, 2009 – An Israeli company has developed a new software that trains players in the essential cognitive skills that give ‘hockey-sense’.


December 28, 2008 – An Israeli researcher has developed a software that can predict which pop artist will become the next star.


December 23, 2008 – Researchers in Israel and America have discovered a novel method for transplanting healthy insulin producing cells into the diabetic pancreas.


December 14, 2008 – Israeli researchers have discovered a method for transplanting healthy insulin-producing cells into the diabetic pancreas, holding out hope of a possible cure for diabetes.


December 7, 2008 – Israeli heiress Shari Arison intends to drastically cut the amount of drinking water lost worldwide through leaking pipes.


December 30, 2007 – Israeli research has shown that elderly people with excess weight are healthier than thinner counterparts.


December 24, 2007 – Thanks to a deal between Israeli food company Strauss and consumer giant PepsiCo, hummus is set to become the next all-American snackfood


December 24, 2007 – US legislators have allocated millions of dollars to joint American-Israeli alternative energy research, aiming to reduce economic dependency upon fossil fuels


December 24, 2007 – It’s now possible to play video games without the need for a controller, thanks to an Israeli company which has developed an intelligent camera with depth perception and gesture recognition capabilities


December 23, 2007 – An Israeli was recently honored by the UN for his contribution to the protection of the ozone layer in a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.


December 23, 2007 – Researchers from the Rabin Medical Center say that the “body mass index” may be an unsuitable criterion for determining what constitutes a healthy weight for the elderly


December 16, 2007 – An Israeli has been instrumental in monitoring the Montreal Protocol for reducing substances that deplete the ozone layer.


December 9, 2007 – An Israeli design for an ‘Energy Tower’ could not only produce huge amounts of inexpensive electricity, but may also reverse the very process of global warming itself.


December 2, 2007 – An Israeli photographer, Adi Barkan, is leading a campaign to introduce healthier weight restrictions for models worldwide.


November 25, 2007 – An Israeli company has developed an insulated tunnel that allows skiers to enjoy the sport all year round in an area without much snow.


November 18, 2007 – Israeli and Jordanian researchers have teamed up to protect the environment in the Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba.


November 11, 2007 – A University of Haifa computer program can determine the artist of paintings based on style.


November 4, 2007 – A discovery by a team of Hebrew University researchers of a communication factor that enables bacteria to ‘talk to each other’ and cause their death could lead to development of a new class of antibiotic medications.


October 28, 2007 – An Israeli soccer team has put its online fans in charge of playing decisions.


October 28, 2007 – An Israeli-developed dietary supplement has been shown to effectively relieve symptoms of menopause, promote bone health and reduce the risk of stroke.


October 28, 2007 – Israeli researchers are developing technology which will tailor dosages of HIV drugs to patient needs more accurately than ever before.


October 28, 2007 – Australian educators are learning from Hebrew University expertise in dealing with indigenous or immigrant students who feel alienated in the classroom.


October 28, 2007 – Eighteen innovative thinkers exhibited the fruits of their imagination recently at the first annual Israeli Inventors Conference – and in doing so provided a sneak peak at the future.


October 21, 2007 – Israeli astronomers were part of an international team to identify the most massive stellar black hole yet discovered.


October 15, 2007 – Israeli cardiologists screened forty Iraqi children suffering from heart disease at a clinic located in Amman, improving the prospects of the young patients whilst strengthening regional ties


October 15, 2007 – An Israeli start-up has developed intelligent software able to evaluate patients for early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease more effectively than conventional assessment methods.


October 15, 2007 – An Israeli composer has developed groundbreaking software capable of playing electronic music with an expressiveness approaching that of human performance.


October 14, 2007 – Israeli doctors screened 40 Iraqi children in Amman, Jordan suffering from heart disease and brought over two children to Israel for life-saving operations.


October 8, 2007 – An Israeli start-up has offered hope for millions of Peripheral Arterial Disease sufferers, developing a form of cell therapy which encourages the growth of new blood vessels in limbs which would otherwise require amputation.


October 8, 2007 – This November heralds the opening season of the Israeli Football League, the first American-style – and yet entirely homegrown – tackle football league in Israel.


October 8, 2007 – Haifa internet startup Speedbit has developed a way to stream online video faster than ever before, promising a revolution in the ways we think about television, gaming and mobile communications.


October 8, 2007 – A youth theater troupe formed of Arabs, Jews, Druze and Circassian Israelis has received acclaim in Europe for its demonstration of how drama can be used to foster peace from ‘the beginning.’


October 7, 2007 – A US investment company has invested $45 million in 15 Israeli companies.


September 30, 2007 – An Israeli company has built a prototype installation to produce energy from olive pits.


September 23, 2007 – Israeli astrophysicists have helped find the oldest known planet outside the solar system.


September 16, 2007 – An Israeli clinic utilizes virtual reality technology including 3-D goggles to successfully treat phobias.


September 9, 2007 – An Israeli scientist has invented a photovoltaic cell that can produce efficient, inexpensive electricity.


September 2, 2007 – Israel sent over 50 firefighters to battle blazes in Greece last week.


August 23, 2007 – Israeli researchers were part of a team to discover that THC could alleviate allergic skin diseases


August 21, 2007 – Israeli diplomats at its nine consulates across the US and at the UN in New York will be replacing its diplomatic vehicles with environment-friendly hybrid SUV’s. The change will go into effect this fall.


August 19, 2007 – An Israeli startup has developed a minimally invasive alternative to cosmetic breast surgery called the ‘Cup&Up’.


August 12, 2007 – An Israeli researcher at the Technion has discovered a theoretical mathematical model for time travel.


August 12, 2007 – Israeli eye doctors recently returned from a MASHAV mission in Kenya, where they restored the eyesight of Sudanese refugees.


August 12, 2007 – Israeli start-up Arootz plans to reduce congestion on the Internet, with a new way to deliver video content to your computer.


August 12, 2007 – Israeli start-up Arootz plans to reduce congestion on the Internet, with a new way to deliver video content to your computer.


July 29, 2007 – Israeli company Solel has signed a contract to build the world’s largest solar energy park in California.


July 22, 2007 – Israeli diplomats in the US are among the first to switch over to environment-friendly hybrid vehicles.


July 19, 2007 – The inaugural season of the Israel Baseball League is featuring six teams and players from eight countries competing in a 45 game schedule throughout the summer.


July 19, 2007 – Israel has developed its own green film festival – Ecocinema – to showcase environmental documentary films from Israel and abroad.


July 18, 2007 – Lycopene is a nutrient found in tomatoes that can help treat cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and male infertitlity. The Lyc-O-Mato is an Israeli-developed tomato that has more lycopene than an ordinary tomato.


July 18, 2007 – A tiny “submarine” robot has been designed by Israeli scientists that has the unique ability to maneuver through human veins and arteries.


July 15, 2007 – Technion researchers have developed an optical microphone that eliminates cellphone background noise.


July 8, 2007 – The WHO and the NIH are among international institutions expected to change their definition of gestational diabetes, based on a study led by an Israeli medical team.


July 1, 2007 – Israeli scientists have developed a tiny ‘submarine’ robot that has the unique ability to ‘crawl’ through tubes with the width of human veins and arteries.


June 24, 2007 – An Israeli doctor has discovered a breakthrough in the treatment of male infertility.


June 17, 2007 – A new treatment developed by a Technion professor uses electrical fields to interfere with cancer cells in a tumor, causing them to die off instead of dividing and growing.


June 10, 2007 – A Hebrew University student has won an award for developing an anti-obesity drug that mimics ‘fullness’.


June 3, 2007 – An Israeli film has won the Camera d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.


May 28, 2007 – A portable electrocardiograph machine developed by Israeli company SHL can transmit highly detailed data on heart activity to physicians by mobile phone.


May 27, 2007 – Seventeen countries are being represented by performers at this year’s Israel Festival.


May 20, 2007 – IBM Israel has developed a free Web application development tool to allow small businesses and other organizations to create applications that solve daily tasks.


May 13, 2007 – A group of American airport directors were recently in Israel to learn about security methods employed at Ben-Gurion Airport.


May 6, 2007 – Israeli researchers are developing the second generation of drugs to treat diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.


April 29, 2007 – The new American state-of-the-art F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft will be equipped Israeli-developed mounted display systems in their helmets which incorporate and display all vital flight data.


April 22, 2007 – An Israeli professor at Virginia Tech sacrificed himself to save the lives of many of his students during last week’s shooting massacre.


April 15, 2007 – The chip Intel is counting on to return the company to the top of the microprocessing heap was invented and designed in Israel.


April 8, 2007 – Israeli startup Audiodent has developed an innovative hearing aid that clips easily inside the mouth, using the teeth and jawbone to transmit sound to the brain.


April 1, 2007 – A portable electrocardiograph machine developed by Israeli company SHL can transmit highly detailed data on heart activity to physicians by mobile phone.


March 25, 2007 – Israeli mini-unmanned aerial vehicles are being used by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.


March 18, 2007 – The success of GlaxoSmithKline’s once-a-day breast cancer pill Tykerb – which last week won approval by the FDA for use by women with metastatic or advanced breast cancer – is thanks in part to clinical trials conducted by Israeli researchers.


March 11, 2007 – Elbit Systems has unveiled The Viper – the world’s first robot for urban warfare and counterterrorism, capable of shooting bursts of automatic fire, smoke and stun grenades.


March 4, 2007 – An Israeli innovation could make many diagnostic catheterizations for clogged arteries unnecessary.


February 25, 2007 – An Israeli stategist has guided numerous UK sporting organizations to new heights with his ‘Winning Formula’.


February 18, 2007 – An Israeli company has developed the world’s first video ringtones for cell phones – the Vringo.


February 11, 2007 – The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.


February 11, 2007 – Several young Israelis have begun efforts to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur among Israeli peers and campaign on behalf of Sudanese refugees in Israel.


January 28, 2007 – The Israeli film Sweet Mud has won the jury prize for world cinema at the Sundance Film Festival.


January 21, 2007 – An Israeli scientific team from the Technion have succeeded in creating in the laboratory beating heart tissue from human embryonic stem cells.


January 14, 2007 – A team of Israeli genetic researchers has identified a genetic defect that causes a severe neurodegenerative disease in Bedouin children resulting in premature death.


January 7, 2007 – A team from the Weizmann Institute has demonstrated for the first time how tissues transplanted from pig embryos might, in the future, be able to induce the human body to produce blood-clotting proteins for hemophilia patients.


December 31, 2006 – Israeli researchers have discovered a new way to create effective substitutes for antibiotics based on a combination of amino acids and fatty acids.


December 24, 2006 – The Sheba Medical Center is one of only a dozen facilities worldwide using a Israeli-developed virtual-reality system to rehabilitate disabled patients.


December 17, 2006 – The Israeli-developed DBS (Dog Bio-Security System) analyzes a dog’s bark to determine if someone has broken into your house or is involved in other suspicious behavior.


December 10, 2006 – An Israeli scholar has unearthed a 27-million-year-old fossil in Eritrea that could be the ‘missing link’ between modern elephants and their ancestors.


December 3, 2006 – An Israeli study has shown that
people who suffer from job burnout may be prone to developing type 2 diabetes


November 26, 2006 – Israel is one of the leading countries in providing ornamental fish to aquariums around the world.


November 20, 2006 – Professional baseball is coming to Israel


October 29, 2006 – An Israeli computer program has been clinically proven to accurately provide a prognosis of how effective chemotherapy will be for breast cancer patients.


October 22, 2006 – A team of Israeli airport security experts is advising the Los Angeles International Airport on ways to improve passenger safety.


October 15, 2006 – Israeli boutique wineries are making their mark in the international marketplace.


October 9, 2006 – An Israeli discovery of a gene that could cure a blinding eye disease has been licensed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.


October 3, 2006 – Israel has one of the world’s only playgrounds totally suitable for special needs children.


September 25, 2006 – Israeli companies are going to require models in their advertisements to take tests to insure that they have a normal BMI (Body mass index).


September 17, 2006 – American airport security personnel are increasingly adopting an Israeli method for spotting terrorists by their body language and behavior.


September 10, 2006 – An Israeli student team won first place in an international competition for helicopter design.


September 3, 2006 – Professional baseball is on its way to Israel.


August 27, 2006 – Israeli studies have shown that pomegranate juice could benefit diabetics.


August 20, 2006 – Israeli biomed startup TransPharma may soon change the way drugs are delivered into our bloodstream – from needles to patches.


August 13, 2006 – Many Israeli companies in the northern region have stayed open for business, despite security challenges


July 30, 2006 – An Israeli Air Force navigator left the front to donate bone marrow to an ailing two-year-old girl.


July 23, 2006 – Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball star Anthony Parker has signed with the NBA’s Toronto Raptors.


July 16, 2006 – Israeli and US researchers are collaborating on cutting edge nanotechnology projects.


July 10, 2006 – Israeli scientists are conducting groundbreaking research which will improve avocado production around the world.


July 2, 2006


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