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

Satellites hunt for buried treasure

Professor Dan Blumberg in the field: Being able to really know what lies below the earth’s surface is an exciting prospect that challenges our imaginations.It sounds like a backwards proposition, but new research shows that we can find out more …

A taxi cab for complex surgical procedures

The SmartAssist line’s first product, SpineAssist, is designed for delicate spinal procedures that require a high level of accuracy and experience. Ori Hadomi, CEO of Mazor Surgical Instruments, likes to think of the company’s emerging product line, SmartAssist, as a …

Letting us sleep easier

‘If you are in security and mention that the product is from Israel, people perk up their ears and listen.’The vast and growing number of Israeli companies involved in security and defense equipment was evident at the 16th International Security …

Wrap mine in Basil, please

Researchers have found that basil extracts methyl chavicol and linalool ooze out of the wrapping and slow the growth of eight types of lethal bacteria including E. coli and listeria. Shoppers confronted with the “paper or plastic” question in the …

Israel an important clinical trials site

Israel has increasingly become a vital location for U.S. companies conducting multinational clinical trials. During the past five years, U.S. and other overseas pharmaceutical companies have been utilizing Israel as a regular site in their multinational clinical trials. About 150 …

Building a better future together

In a place made famous in the Bible – Nazareth – a new form of inspiration is taking place: a working model for coexistence between Jews and Arabs based on technology and entrepreneurship.It was just under two years ago that …

Turning man’s best friend into a high-tech alarm

DBS ‘s Watchdog captures, ‘translates’ and integrates the behavior of the dog to present knowledge and alerts of security breaches.The folks at Israeli startup DBS don’t think that ‘dog is a man’s best friend’ is merely a quaint saying. They …

Honey, they shrunk the salad!

A personal size watermelon will appeal to the single shopper or the elderly shopper who cannot carry large quantities from the market. (Photo: Ronni Hassid)In a world where bigger is often misconstrued for better, Israeli agronomists are downsizing with a …