March 28, 2012International rapper Shyne and Israeli music exporter Oleh! Records launch a pilot project to help children at risk in Belize. The project, called Let’s Fill This Town With Musicians, aims to provide these children with an alternative to violence.
March 25, 2012Startup Comigo aims to revolutionize the television market with a Smart TV platform offering multi-screen experience with interactive socialization capabilities. It also allows users to stream content from one device to another and communicate with other viewers in real time.
March 20, 2012Pythagoras Solar develops windows with built-in solar panels that increase energy efficiency and renewable power generation for buildings. The solar cells, based on patent-pending optical technology, are adaptable and can be installed in almost any kind of window.
March 18, 2012Researchers found a way to implant snails with biofuel cells that can produce enough electricity to power small circuits. These cyborg snails might possibly be used for military purposes, as living sensors or detectors.
March 15, 2012Israel, Iran, Jordan and Turkey are to jointly provide funds for a particle accelerator as part of their commitment to a UNESCO-sponsored scientific project. Each country will contribute $5 million for the facility near Amman.
March 14, 2012GroupShot is an Israeli-developed app that gives you a chance to make everyone look their best. The app selects the best parts from two or more pictures and integrates them into one perfect group shot.
March 14, 2012IBM launched an analytics platform that offers personalized treatments for a wide range of long-term health issues including cancer, hypertension and AIDS. The biomedical platform, named Clinical Genomics, was developed by IBM researchers in Haifa, Israel and combines personal health history with an analysis of guidelines and similar cases. The platform will deliver treatment recommendations […]
March 13, 2012iAlbums is an iPhone app that aims to bring a little bit of that old school feeling of buying a record, a casette tape, or even CD. Developed in Israel, the app allows users to listen to music with the additional features of looking up lyrics and reading reviews and artist interviews
March 13, 2012Israeli scientists will establish a center to study the sea anemone Nematostella, which has the ability to regenerate its body parts. Researchers are hopeful this sea creature will contribute to the development of drugs that can speed rehabilitation of damaged organs.
March 12, 2012Israeli startup Fooducate has won the mobile application competition “Command the Spotlight” at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. The competition was organized by analytics company Flurry. According to the blog VentureBeat, Fooducate was one of three selected apps that beat their 700 competitors. Fooducate provides nutritional information about grocery store items after analyzing information found in each product’s nutrition panel […]
March 11, 2012An Israeli startup called Drippler wants to give your sophisticated devices that have been shelved for being a little outdated another opportunity to shine. The app provides personalized updates for your devices – be it a smartphone, tablet or MP3 players.
March 09, 2012Israeli nutrition experts found it doesn’t matter which kind of diet you choose – the outcome depends on vegetable consumption. Your chances of losing weight hinges on eating more vegetables and cutting down on sweets rather than on whether you consume less carbs or fat.
March 08, 2012A young Israeli artist found a way to turn his creative process into a blast. Literarily. BLAST is an innovative project by Guy Mishaly, who uses explosives to make unique stools. The graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design ensures that this way, no two items are ever the same.
March 07, 2012Former Microsoft Israel R&D president, Moshe Lichtman, and former NICE Systems CEO and the former director general of the Israeli Ministry of Finance, Haim Shani, will try to raise $100-150 million for a venture capital fund. Israeli media reported that the fund will make investments of a few million dollars into late-stage startups seeking growth. The two […]
March 06, 2012Drug development company BiolineRX announced that it has received approval from Israel’s Ministry of Health to commence a Phase II trial of its treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The company reported that the Phase II trial will be an open-label study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of the treatment, BL-7040, in up […]
March 06, 2012Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reported positive results from Phase III clinical studies for its QNASL nasal spray. The spray is designed to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR). The trials tested the efficacy and safety of the spray, as well as the impact on quality of life. The results were reported at […]
March 05, 2012BG Negev Technologies and Applications, the technology transfer company of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, has raised $1 million from a US private equity fund, to develop therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. The funding will support a study conducted by the university’s Department of Immunology and Microbiology, which might be useful for prolonging lifespans for […]
March 05, 2012Procognia (Israel) signed a binding three-year letter of intent with Cytech – a Hong-Kong based distributor of life sciences products – for the exclusive distribution of Procognia’s blood sugar analysis kits in China and Taiwan. According to the deal, Procognia will receive a percentage of sales and revenue from the analysis services. The Glycoscope kit […]
March 02, 2012An Israeli scientist collaborated with NASA to fight bacteria in water sources that are used by astronauts in space. His nanotechnology solution showed positive results aboard an Atlantis mission last summer. This technology could also be used in the food industry and in hospitals.
March 01, 2012Israeli App Pops, which recently raised $1.5 million, turns your mobile phone’s notifications into animations and videos. Users can personalize different visual animations instead of the default notifications that come with the apps they are using. The app is being presented at the Mobile World Congress.
February 29, 2012Users of the Israeli App Picalogo can take a picture of the closest logo and the app will automatically figure out where they are. Picalogo then registers the users on the major check-in apps and also delivers coupons to their mobile.
February 29, 2012Things are looking up for aging mice and, if this research pays off, for aging humans, too. Researchers found that the anti-aging protein sirtuin can make male mice live about 16 percent longer than average, which could pave the way for humans as well.
February 28, 2012Water-Gen developed a technology that turns air into water, in order to ensure that military troops have available drinking water even in rough field conditions. The system can be installed on any vehicle and produce 40-80 liters of drinking water per day.
February 27, 2012The Israeli app Vodio suggests personalized video streams to its users, while at the same time learning their preferences and adapting to their personal taste. The application is free and is currently available on iPad devices.
February 26, 2012Can the blind “see” with their ears? Hebrew University of Jerusalem brain scientists have tapped onto the visual cortex of people suffering from congenital blindness by using sensory substitution devices – making it possible for them to “see” and even describe objects.
February 24, 2012Brainsway announced it has received the Frost & Sullivan 2012 Global New Product Innovation Award in neuro-psychiatric Devices for its Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) system. Frost & Sullivan is a Growth Partnership company that provides its clients researches, models and growth strategies. Brainsway, headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel, is developing noninvasive medical devices for the […]
February 23, 2012Can-Fite BioPharma obtained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Orphan Drug Status for CF102 – a drug for primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma.) The drug was found to be safe in preclinical and Phase I clinical trials. Orphan Drug Status is granted for drugs being developed for the treatment of diseases that affect a small […]
February 22, 2012Powermat, the company that provides wireless charging mats, announced their joint venture with battery giant Duracell. International superstar Jay-Z also joined the company as a spokesperson and investor.
February 21, 2012Radvision, Israeli solution provider for unified visual communications, announced that Quanta Computer, one of the world’s largest manufacturers for notebook computers, has selected it as the technology provider for its video communications product line. Quanta plans to integrate Radvision’s unified-communications applications into its mobile devices, including notebooks and tablets, to improve its video conferencing services. […]
February 21, 2012Viggle, a loyalty program for television created by Function(x), announced its acquisition of the assets and business of the Israeli company Loyalize for $5M. Loyalize enables brands and content providers to engage with nationwide audiences during live TV shows, sporting events and political debates via their smart phones, tablets and laptops. Due to the acquisition […]
February 20, 2012Israeli startup Traffix Systems will be sold to the American company F5 for $130 million. Traffix, founded in 2005, supports 4G telecommunications service providers. The Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller enables carriers to maximize network performance with innovative routing, load balancing and gateways solutions based on the IP-based industry standard protocol for signaling, known as Diameter. […]
February 19, 2012Cloud data security company Porticor has launched its data encryption service, to protect data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. The Israel-based company’s solution features a split-key encryption method across the provider’s cloud data protection system. The solution is applicable for different storage types, including virtual disks, databases, distributed storage and file systems. Porticor was founded […]
February 17, 2012A British woman who became paralysed after a horse-riding accident is planning to walk the next London marathon using a robotic skeleton. The robotic suit, developed by Israeli company Argo, uses motors and gears strapped to the user’s lower body while sensors attached to the upper body help to control motion.
February 15, 2012Soroka hospital and Ben Gurion University in Israel are developing a unique method to detect various types of cancer through a simple blood test. Researchers say that in a first trial conducted recently, they succeeded in detecting cancer in almost 90 percent of cancer patients tested.
February 15, 2012An Israeli company launches a new TV channel In the United States, targeted to dogs. The channel features images of happy dogs, people playing soccer and relaxing piano music. The company says the content is backed up by research, which shows the programs relax dogs and stimulate their imagination
February 13, 2012The world’s first biological computer, developed by researchers from the United States and Israel, is made from biomolecules and it is capable of deciphering images encoded on DNA chips.
February 11, 2012Easy Check, a new device under development in Israel, could allow diabetics to measure the glucose levels in their body simply by sampling their breath. Easy Check is a non-invasive device that can indicate the patient’s glucose levels by measuring the amount of acetone in the breath.
February 06, 2012Swedish-Israeli company Klarna offers to decrease the fraud risks of online shopping and build trust between buyer and seller. With an Israeli-created algorithm, the company analyzes and predicts buying patterns of customers and allows them to pay only after receiving their goods.
February 02, 2012An Israeli company is developing biodegradable food packages that perish within 180 days. The Tipa packages are currently suitable for soft foods and the company is developing packaging for beverages as well. The company hopes to enter the market with several pilot products by the end of this year
January 31, 2012Israeli scientist discovered a way to detect small-scale changes in climate, based on satellite images. The system can tell farmers when it is best to plant seeds and even which crop is most suitable for each square-kilometer, to improve harvest.
January 28, 2012A new study shows that some sensitivities in children are a precursor to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in adulthood. According to the study, children who are overly sensitive to touch or smell may adopt ritualistic behaviours as a mechanism to regain a sense of control, which is symptomatic of adults who suffer from the disorder.
January 25, 2012The Israeli biotechnology company BrainStorm announced successful results in its clinical trial for a drug against ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) – a fatal neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
January 24, 2012A new startup, which was named startup of the year, can make your trips to the tailor completely unnecessary: Using a standard webcam, the free software can measure your exact body dimensions and provide you with your clothing size and fit. The details can then be passed on to online clothing websites.
January 20, 2012The Israeli Air Force is using bird-tracking radar technology to ensure safe aviation over Israeli skies, one of the busiest junctions of avian migration routes worldwide. The system, developed at Tel Aviv University, can tell pilots where the birds will be in real time.
January 17, 2012Israeli agro-biotechnology company, Rosetta Green, has developed a new technology to develop plants that are better able to withstand prolonged periods of severe drought. The company aims to develop new plant varieties resistant to harsh climatic condition, maintaining an increased yield.
January 15, 2012A TV show format created by two Israelis is being shot these days in Israel. The shot Chat Room, integration between the Reality genre and the internet world is aired in India these days and already attracting millions of Facebook followers.
January 11, 2012The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of a device that detects life-threatening cerebral hemorrhages without the need for CT Scans. The device will therefore prevent unnecessary radiation emitted by the scans.
January 08, 2012According to an international study with Israeli input, moonlight and starlight aren’t just romantic they are also healthier than harsh artificial light – especially LED (light-emitting diodes) white light, which suppresses important brain processes.
January 03, 2012The company Geotectura has broken ground on Israel’s very first LEED Platinum Building. From brownfield rehabilitation to the most advanced energy and water saving techniques, the PSES EcoBuilding’s groundbreaking design is bound to inspire a whole new era of sustainable development.
December 28, 2011Israeli scientists have developed a new process by which any oil, including leftovers of fast food joints, or “falafel stands,” as they say, can be turned into biodiesel, without requiring much energy in the process.
December 25, 2011Two leading Israeli cardiologists talk to “Globes” about the latest technologies in cardiology being developed in the country. “Israel is a world power in innovation – the top in terms of patents per capita, and first in terms of start up companies. In all of Silicon Valley there are 700 start ups. In Israel, there are 1,000 and only 7 million people.”
December 23, 2011An Israeli research conducted in Clalit Health Services examined the contribution of belly dancing to women’s health. The research revealed that belly dancing contributes to a decrease in the number of visits to family doctors.
December 18, 2011A new cheaper method for producing drinking water from sea water has been unveiled in Israel. IDE Technologies’ transportable desalination system uses traditional reverse osmosis technology but without the need for chemicals.
December 14, 2011Sitting around really does give you a big backside, scientists at Tel Aviv University have revealed. The researchers found that the pressure put on areas of the body used for sitting or lying down produces up to 50 per cent more fat in those parts.
December 10, 2011Ipris has come up with the “keyboard of the future” for smartphone and tablets. The keyboard uses an intuitive way of writing based on the movements of the fingers rather than pressing a certain point on the screen.
December 06, 2011Singer Achinoam Nini (Noa) has never been afraid to voice her opinions. At the 2011 Speaking Arts conference, she sang with Palestinian artists. ‘It’s very hard to hold such events despite the fact that we are artists and that such connections should hover over everything.”
December 04, 2011A new iPad app aims to re-invent the veteran music-sheet by being the first interactive “musical kindle.” The Tonara app is the first interactive sheet music app that listens to people while they play music or sing.
November 28, 2011Instead of braving the 4 AM crowds in search of a bargain during the holiday season, the Israeli start-up Superfish has developed an improved virtual shopping technology to better the online shopping experience.
November 21, 2011The company Bio[pack] has developed innovative packaging for food products that keeps the bugs out by giving them a taste of nature. They use naturally-occurring bug repellents in fruits, vegetables, grains and spices.
November 17, 2011In the United States alone, about 48 million people get sick from contaminated food each year. The common method of testing food and beverages for harmful bacteria with the use of petri plates is cumbersome and can take up to several days. An Israeli company claims to be able to reduce this waiting time from days to a mere five minutes.
November 15, 2011Researchers from Israel’s Tel Aviv University found that subjects inhaling carbon monoxide emitted from city cars, were less stressed due to the narcotic effect of the gas. The research shows that extended exposure to the chemical also had no lasting effects.
November 09, 2011A new Israeli research that studied over 300 thousand women who used a newer type of birth control pill, found out that they were at a higher risk of developing blood clots. The research shows that a hormone found in brand-names like Yaz and Yasmin led to higher risk of thromboembolisms.
November 06, 2011Sound waves could significantly improve sexual activity in men whose severe erectile dysfunction has not responded well to drug treatments, a new study has found.Researchers employed a technique similar to that used to break up kidney stones to shock the penis into life with low-intensity waves.
November 02, 2011There is a basic concept in circus art one cannot do without: Trust. If you are swinging from a trapeze or performing acrobatic tricks, you need to have total faith in your partner. This is precisely the idea that drives the Israel Circus School to create a peaceful space where Jewish and Arabic youth can start to get to know one another.
October 23, 2011Coming to pet shops in 2012: An Israeli pooper-scooper that turns droppings into harmless, odorless ash within seconds. The idea came from an Israeli who got fined for failing to pick up the droppings and decided to contact a Hebrew University professor for a better solution.
October 17, 2011A recent Israeli study confirmed that women with well-managed diabetes are not at an increased risk of giving birth to infants with RDS (respiratory distress syndrome), preterm infants, and infants with very low birth weight.
October 11, 2011Magisto, a new Israeli automated editing tool now featured on YouTube will enable users to upload raw videos which will be turned into a final, refined movie. Magisto analyzes the video, assesses which parts are most “interesting” and edits it into a “best of” type of video.
October 08, 2011An new iPhone app called Yellowbrck is trying to become the Foursquare for parents looking for fun activities with their children. Just like Foursquare, YellowBrck comes complete with check-ins and badges – but the best part is that parents can actually earn coupons and reductions at stores.
October 05, 2011A new research held at the University of Haifa, found that using cannabis at a certain time-frame after a traumatic event can prevent the development of post-traumatic symptoms. This research tested cannabis on the brain reactions of rats.
October 02, 2011Last week, one hundred Israeli and Palestinian doctors met at the Peres Peace Center in Jaffa for an ophthalmological convention, the first ever joint medical conference on such a scale.
September 29, 2011New Generation Technology, a high-tech incubator founded by Jewish and Arab entrepreneurs to develop ideas by Arab-Israeli scientists, utilizes the vast knowledge that the Israeli-Arab community has amassed in life sciences.
September 21, 2011Three new Israeli startups create ways to make you vacations easy, memorable and economically sound. Superfly optimizes your frequent flyer miles; Plnnr optimizes trips to your preferences and YooGuide organizes tailored “Fun Days.”
September 19, 2011Eighty-two ex-militants from the Niger Delta area in Nigeria departed for Israel and the Philippines under the Post Amnesty Reintegration Program for vocational training in agriculture, pipeline and under-water welding. The Nigerian government is hoping the participants will return to Nigeria with much-needed expertise.
September 16, 2011Few could imagine what is going on inside the small warehouse overlooking Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. Scattered throughout the space, hundreds of limbs are piled onto each other: arms, legs, some painted the color of human flesh, others colored deep hues. It is here that patients come from all over the world to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.
September 12, 2011iOnRoad uses augmented reality to alert drivers of dangers on the road. The app uses a phone’s camera and GPS to determine the speed and distance between the cars. It then calculates the time required to brake in case of emergency and translates that into warnings.
September 11, 2011Borrowing a fiber of sapphire from the Oakridge National Lab in Tennessee, scientists at Tel Aviv University developed a superconducting wire barely thicker than a human hair that conducts 40 times the electricity of its copper brethren.
September 07, 2011An Israeli company has developed an innovative system to treat wastewater with the help of sewage-eating bacteria. Emefcy, producer of Israeli bio-energy systems, says its system minimizes the energy consumption for wastewater treatment.
September 04, 2011In a recently released Youtube clip, Israel’s Institute of Technology displays of some of its new works: A robotic snake, a self-driving motorcycle, a wall-climbing robot and various other artificial intelligence demonstrations. ‘Robots will integrate our daily lives in the next few years,’ says researcher.
September 02, 2011Heart of the Matter, an Israeli program sponsored by the European Union, organizes hundreds of Palestinian children’s journeys to Israel for heart surgeries. The program is an offshoot of Israeli organization Save a Child’s Heart which for the past 15 years has flown over more than 2,500 children from 43 countries where adequate cardiovascular care is unavailable.