Environment
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New tool could predict future earthquakes

By learning from history, a new Israeli invention promises to help pinpoint where and when earthquakes will strike again, minimizing danger to lives and property. Photo by Zaka/Flash90. A view of the Haitian national palace in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, in the …

Bad air days choke Wall Street trading

A new Israeli study indicates that traders don’t perform as well when it’s smoggy outside, affecting markets far beyond New York. Stocks are down on days when the smog is bad in New York. They say a butterfly flapping its …

On the road again for old tires

Israel’s formula for getting green mileage from old tires could be a boon for countries with similar raw materials and climates. Paving roads with a recycled tire compound costs no more than conventional methods and lasts longer, too. Old, used …

Clean-tech energizes Eilat

Every February, Israel’s favorite southern beach resort is turned into a pilgrimage site for clean-tech gurus taking part in the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference. The year-round hot, sunny days of Eilat and the Arava desert make it an ideal spot …

A ‘tugboat’ for airplanes that saves on fuel

A unique new towing system for airplanes developed in Israel saves jet fuel and is really taking off with pilots, and environmentalists too. Israel Aircraft Industries put a crew of 26 on the Taxibot project, the first product of its …

Green software saves money and trees

  Offices worldwide are slashing print costs with the help of green software developed by an Israeli company that reduces paper and ink use. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90. Printing costs are expensive and costly for the environment. Preton hopes to …

Solar energy that floats on water

Award winning Israeli company Solaris Synergy has designed solar energy grids that can float on water, reducing energy production costs, and preventing water loss. Co-founders Yossi Fisher and Dr. Yuri Kokotov in front of a computer-generated image of a Solaris …