Technology
Some of the entrepreneurs at UpWest Labs. Photo by Maki Oshiro.

The Israeli image makers

Hebrew University whizzes have developed a mathematical algorithm that requires marking images with only a few crude squiggles to create a highly realistic color picture.Israeli brainpower provides much added value to computer software, according to Science magazine, which recently ranked …

Israeli technology creates American virtual cities

The streets of Philadelphia – GeoSim’s detailed rendering of the city of Brotherly Love.The global village is one thing, but Israeli company GeoSim Systems has taken it to a whole new level with its 3D-city modeling which enables users to …

Israeli scientist produces genetically engineered spider web fiber

The genetically produced fibers in insect cells are shown against a backdrop of a spider and its web.A remarkable Israeli achievement may have far-reaching implications in future development of products ranging from micro-conductors and optical fibers to fishing rods, surgical …

Israeli-made device helps restore use of paralyzed hands

The brace-like device with built-in electrodes helps the hand grasp and release objects. Stroke sufferers or victims of a spinal cord injury often lose partial use of their hands. As a result, they can spend agonizing months in rehabilitation, attempting …

An Israeli peek into the future of telecom

Staying connected: some 46 Israeli start-ups showcased their products at last week’s Telecom Israel 2004 exhibition.While American consumers are just beginning to be able to download TV and video clips onto their cell phones, Israeli startup eBIZ.mobility is already marketing …