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Detail enhancement for digital images

Israel’s Yissum Research Development Company, the technology transfer arm of the Hebrew University (HU) of Jerusalem, has signed a non-exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with leading software company Adobe Systems for the development and commercialization of an imaging technology that improves …

Medtronic invests $70m in Israeli co.

Medtronic will invest $70 million in Israeli medical device start-up BioControl Medical. The medical devices giant also obtained an option to acquire BioControl for $550 million, subject to the company obtaining approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

From ISRAEL21c to top brass of JAFI

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) has just announced that Larry Weinberg, former executive director of ISRAEL21c, has been named its Chief Communications Officer. Since Natan Sharansky took over as chairman about a year ago, he has completely revamped JAFI’s …

Israeli democracy video in global finals

An Israeli entry has advanced to the final stage in a global video competition sponsored by the US Department of State that asks people worldwide to share their thoughts on democracy by completing the phrase “Democracy is…” People around the …

In search of peace

In the wake of the Gaza flotilla raid, the world’s press may now be focusing exclusively on the seemingly unsolvable battle between the Arabs and the Jews, but peacemakers all over the region continue to work quietly towards a better …

Expand Networks sells its solution in US

Israel’s Expand Networks has sold its wide area network (WAN) optimization solution to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego to support ship-to-shore satellite communication services for global ocean research.The systems are deployed on the Scripps’ …

Israel’s Innowattech in Italian project

Innowattech of Israel is developing technology to generate electricity from road traffic. In its first commercial project the company will supply its technology for lighting road signs on the Venice-Trieste highway in Italy.Italian infrastructure and civil engineering contractor Impregilo SpA …

Haim Saban bids for Newsweek

Expat Israeli billionaire Haim Saban of Power Rangers fame is considering buying Newsweek magazine.In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last week Saban, who had inquired about buying the American news weekly two years ago but was turned down …

Persay voice tech in top Israeli banks

Israel’s PerSay, a global leader in the research, development and deployment of Voice Biometric technology and products, announced last month that it has successfully completed the implementation of its systems in Israel’s top three banks. Bank HaPoalim, Bank Leumi, and …

Using lightning as a measuring rod

Particulates like those recently spewed into earth’s atmosphere by the Icelandic volcano, similar to those from aerosols, car exhausts and smokestacks at power plants and factories, can affect our weather and may hasten global warming. Prof. Colin Price of Tel …