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Texans tip their Stetsons to Israeli business

ISRAEL21c learns why the second-largest state in the US and the smallest state in the Middle East make good business together.   Making links between two “Lone Star states”, Arie Brish, founder of the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce. While at …

Luring low- and high-tech to the Negev desert

In a tribute to founding Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, two former IDF colonels have set up a technology incubator designed to green southern Israel. Photo by Doron Horowitz/Flash90. Israel’s Negev desert is a development challenge, but a new incubator called …

Quality control for alternative energy success

Israel’s BrightView Systems aims to encourage solar energy use by optimizing efficiency, improving quality and ensuring the reliability of solar panels.   At the start of an industry build up – Benny Shoham, CEO of BrightView Systems. For hybrid cars, wind …

Cool use of the sun

Heatwaves can lead to energy blackouts as customers turn their air-con on. Now an Israeli company is proposing to use the sun’s heat to cool our homes, reducing harmful electricity surges in the process.   Using the heat of the …

Building peace and green architects

Despite recent troubles, an Israeli-Greek architect is organizing an important new sustainable building workshop for Palestinian and Israeli architecture students. Architect Elias Messinas. His goal is to create a new reality for Palestinian and Israeli architecture students in the Middle …

Mutants promise tons of tastier tomatoes

Previously, mutant plants were assumed to have negative effects on growth and were discarded, but new Israeli-American research suggests they may lead the next revolution of improved crops.   Photo courtesy of Nati Shohat/Flash90. Crossing mutant tomato plants with normal …