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

Code breakers crack GSM cellphone encryption

The faults discovered in the 850 million cellphones could be used by thieves or eavesdroppers to listen in on calls, steal calls and even to impersonate phone owners. Experts at the Technion in Haifa who specialize in cryptography have discovered …

Cooking up nanowires

The researchers put the hollow nanotubes in a solution with silver ions, producing silver-stuffed nanotubes. Then by dissolving the peptide tube with an enzyme, they were left with silver nanowires. The New York Times described it like this: ‘Imagine a …

Masters of miniaturization

‘Every 10 to 12 seconds, someone in London, Paris, Beijing, New York, San Francisco buys a DiskOnKey’ – Dov Moran, CEO and President of M-Systems. Like Alice in Wonderland who drank from a magic bottle and got smaller and smaller …

Scientists harness sunlight to replace medical lasers

A mirror gathers sunlight, transfers the rays to a small, flat mirror above a dish and sends the solar energy through a fiber optic cable in the laboratory’s floor.The sun may offer a cheaper alternative to traditional medical lasers, Israeli …

Designs on the future

Browzwear’s V-Stitcher is a computer simulation program that allows apparel designers, manufacturers and retailers to see their collections in an accurate and realistic way at an early stage in the design process.Designing clothes is possibly one of the few areas …

Chest Pain? Reassurance is Just a Phone Call Away

The call-center medical staff use the data sent via the Telemarker to diagnose and monitor subscribers’ healthMore than 6 million Americans visit the emergency room each year complaining of chest pain, and approximately 60% of those are admitted for continued …

Help wanted: A suitable match

Redmatch’s solution is a system to filter job candidates, and match them automatically with the right employers.A few years ago, after a particularly hard day at the office in her personnel placement company, an Israeli woman named Shlomit Almog complained …