November 14, 2013Have Israeli scientists solved the fossil-fuel dependency problem? A team of Israeli researchers from Ben Gurion University have created a substance, made from water and carbon dioxide, which can replace crude oil to produce fuel using existing methods.
November 12, 2013Israel is sending assistance to the areas in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Teams from IsraAID, an NGO committed to providing life-saving disaster relief and long term support, are currently on their way to the region.
November 11, 2013Tired of circling the block 60 times to find a parking spot? Frustrated with exorbitant transportation fees and complicated schedules that take longer to decipher than the actual travel time? Look no further! Here are the top 10 high-tech transportation solutions being applied in Tel Aviv today.
November 05, 2013You may believe that recycling is a modern quirk invented by leftist ecologists, but there is mounting evidence to suggest our prehistoric ancestors learned to recycle the objects they used in their daily lives.
November 03, 2013While there’s no Israeli automotive industry, the future of driving may be being developed in the city of Herzliya, where General Motors has an R&D center. Much of the technology used for GM’s EN-V comes out of the center, in conjunction a similar facility in Silicon Valley.
October 28, 2013For 1.5 people in Asia and Africa, electricity is anything but a given. As a result, independent “entrepreneurs” charge outrageous sums from common people just so they can charge their cellphone. But now theses “power pimps” should be worried, thanks to Israeli company Nova Lomus.
October 25, 2013It’s easy to understand why people prefer texting apps to email apps on their smartphones. Texting was made for cellphones, while emails were simply adapted. Now Israeli startup Hop has created an app that will let you enjoy the benefits of email, while maintaining the feel of texting.
October 22, 2013Many companies are shifting towards a “Bring Your Own Device” policy for employees. While saving the company the cost of buying its employees smartphones, the policy poses a potential security threat. Israeli company Skycure has just launched a solution in the form of protective software.
October 20, 2013Twitter citizens, your rambling tweets are serving a noble cause! A new study from Israel, Britain and Italy says that collecting information on Twitter related to transportation problems following large events – such as football matches – provides a goldfield of data.
October 16, 2013No matter how loud you blast your music on your headphones, it will never feel the same as being in a club or watching a live show. That is, unless you have Woojer – the Israeli gizmo that lets you feel the sounds throughout your entire body.
October 13, 2013Locating a file can be frustrating when you work with several computers. Israeli company Keepod, which created a computer the size of a credit card, now offers its OS for free, so you can have your PC on any USB drive.
October 08, 2013Is the next revolution in cellphone apps all about parking? Israeli company Anagog has recently unveiled its algorithm, which supposedly directs you to a parking space using data collected automatically from other smartphone users.
October 05, 2013Ever wished you could replicate a 3D object much like you would a document or picture? Well, now you can! Israeli-owned MakerBot has created a scanner that, combined with a 3D printer, can replicate 3D objects in your home.
September 30, 2013While much has been written about the naked mole rat’s longevity and cancer-resistance, its Israeli cousin, the blind mole rat, has not received the same publicity. However, a group of Israeli researchers is now trying to turn the subterranean rodent’s natural cancer resistance into a cure.
September 25, 2013In hot countries like Israel, if you don’t irrigate your garden you’ll quickly see it turn yellow. At the same time, water in scarce in the tiny country. That’s why a new Israeli app uses real-time weather data to control your sprinklers.
September 22, 2013One thing many gamers are waiting for is a virtual reality experience that actually feels real. Israeli controller system Stem is a major step in that direction and has been given the ultimate “thumbs-up” by beating its quarter-million-dollar Kickstarter goal within five hours.
September 17, 2013They look like a stylish version of augmented reality glasses and META.01 might come to stifle the vision of Google Glass. Much like Tony Stark in Iron Man, META.01 allows the wearer to manipulate projected images with instinctive hand movements.
September 15, 2013Sometimes a little help can go a long way. That is what brothers Gilad and Yonatan Shilo thought when they decided to found a non-profit organization to promote better sustainable agriculture in Kenya.
September 09, 2013Oxytocin is the hormone secreted when we experience joyous sensations. Nicknamed the “Love Hormone” it is also a good indicator of the different way in which men and women perceive social situations.
September 03, 2013Tomorrow is the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah – and many Jewish families worldwide will eat the traditional apple with honey. But how much of what you know about the sweet syrup and its supposed health benefits is true? We have all the information for you.
August 28, 2013When it comes to managing your retirement funds, many people are in the dark and simply trust whichever pension plan their employer offers. However, there is often a better option, and Israeli startup Feex’s Sucker Meter can help you find it
August 27, 2013Usually when you leave lettuce out for too long, it goes brown. However, when Professor Shimon Gepstein left his genetically modified lettuce unattended, it survived for weeks – leading to the discover of drought-resistant plants.
August 25, 2013If you’re a professional athlete, the two most ominous words you can hear in regards to an injury are “career ending.” A new Israeli development will reduce healing time significantly and help athletes get back in the game quicker.
August 21, 2013It was only a matter of time until we started seeing the results of Waze being acquired by Google, and here are the first ones. Some users around the world are now able to get real-time traffic reports from Waze straight to their Google maps app.
August 19, 2013Learning a new language but tired of those boring texts in your textbook? Israeli startup Lingua.ly’s Google Chrome extension will locate content you like that is just at your reading level in order to improve your learning experience.
August 18, 2013Much of the innovation taking place in Israel is eco-friendly, and team Israel’s entry to the 2013 solar decathlon is no exception.This team’s state-of-the-art eco-house is based on architecture that has been a staple in the Middle East for 3,500 years.
August 14, 2013Many social networks are all about the “now.” Twitter and Facebook can both give you an idea of what your friends are currently doing. Israeli startup Yevvo takes this notion a step further with live video broadcasting from your smartphone.
August 12, 2013Public transportation in Israel just got greener. Israeli bus company Dan is launching the country’s first electric bus, made by Chinese company BYD, which will be part of the city’s 5 line, one of the busiest in the country.
August 08, 2013Video game advocates will swear that nothing gives them more pleasure than beating a “boss round” or finishing a game. But as it turns out, consoles are not just for gamers. They are also an excellent tool to help rehabilitate people who suffered strokes.
August 06, 2013With the new S4, Samsung has set a new standard for mobile devices’ features. Eye recognition and touch-less control is the next big thing and Apple will not stay far behind – quite possibly with the help of Israeli startup uMoove.
July 31, 2013Many studies have said breastfeeding positively impacts on child development and health, including protection against illness. Now, researchers from Tel Aviv University have shown that breastfeeding also helps protect against ADHD.
July 30, 2013We’ve all heard about it: someone who was paying a monthly fee for something they never signed up for, just because they didn’t read the fine print. Israeli startup BillGuard’s new iPhone app will monitor your credit account to protect you from such charges.
July 28, 2013It may not be much to look at, but in everything else the naked mole rat seems to reign supreme. Following extensive research into its surprising longevity, a study has now found the reason for the rodent’s immunity to cancer.
July 25, 2013The dream of the Israeli electric car is not dead yet, despite Better Place’s recent demise. Chinese-Israeli automotive company Qoros has recently partnered with American AAM and together, the two will have electric cars ready to ship by 2015.
July 23, 2013Despite many medical advances, there is currently still no effective way to stop the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Now, an Israeli research team may have discovered something that can stop the progress of these diseases.
July 21, 2013One of the hardest things to monitor at bars is beer-on-tap consumption. Israeli startup Weissbeerger is using state-of-the-art technology to make beer drinking easier to monitor and more cost effective for both bar owner and client.
July 17, 2013We know about the little tables with nutritional facts on the back of food boxes, but do we understand them? And what about home-cooked meals? Israeli startup Kitchenbug makes it easy to know the nutritional value of home-cooked meals.
July 16, 2013Israeli high-tech charity Tmura and crowdfunding platform OurCrowd have come up with a plan to encourage startups to donate to charity. Startups raising money using OurCrowd will be forced to donate stock through Tmura.
July 13, 2013Many airlines offer early check-in features, but there is still no way to do it all in one place when you’re on the go. Israeli company Worldmate, acquired by Carlson Wagonlit Travel last year, has introduced a feature that does just that.
July 10, 2013Those looking for cheap and copyright-free images for their website know that is no easy task. Imonomy is a startup that matches copyright-free images to your content for free – and automatically inserts them into your text.
July 09, 2013Israeli startup IonMed is promising a safe alternative to current practices of closing surgical incisions. BioWeld1 is a tool that uses cold plasma to weld cuts which could replace traditional stitching and avoid scars.
July 07, 2013Splitting her time between Israel and New York, her stellar career and three kids, Tsur may have discovered the Holy Grail of work-life balance, or she may just be one of those rare specimens who manage to make it all look effortless.
July 04, 2013The excision of tumors from the body often means complicated surgery with serious risks. InSightec, an Israeli biotechnology company, is working on a product that could mean the destruction of tumors without a single incision by “cooking” tumors inside the body.
July 01, 2013It takes a specific kind of character to convince the entire scientific community that they’re wrong. Galileo did it, Darwin did it and not long ago Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman did it. Now the Nobel prize laureate is taking on the education establishment in Israel.
June 28, 2013Researchers at Ben Gurion University of the Negev have found a way to improve type 1 diabetes treatments and stop graft rejection in cases of insulin-producing islet transplants taken from pigs.
June 25, 2013No Males? No Problem! According to new research conducted on the palm weevil, a beetle which lives its entire life in the core of palm trees, the insect can reproduce asexually and decide the sex of its offspring.
June 24, 2013Ever find yourself at an archeological site trying to imagine what it might’ve looked like? Israeli app Architip uses current technology to make you feel as if you’re looking at the real thing.
June 20, 2013It’s no secret that kids are picky eaters. Rare are the occasions in which a child loves everything on their plate. Israeli blog Meals With Kids tries to get kids to eat their broccoli by making each plate a fun creation.
June 19, 2013As clean drinking water is increasingly becoming a problem in large Chinese cities, Israeli company Blue I Water Technologies is introducing an innovative way to monitor residential water tanks.
June 13, 2013After irrigation and dairy-farming, will the next great Israeli-inspired agricultural revolution be in pesticides? Israeli company Bio-Bee, which fights pests with other insects thinks so, as it launches operations in India.
June 12, 2013As more information is gathered on Alzheimer’s disease, it is now accepted that a protein called amyloid-beta has a key role in the disease’s progression. New research done in Tel Aviv uses electricity to balance the protein’s levels in the brain.
June 11, 2013Google is reportedly buying Israeli social GPS startup Waze for a whopping $1.3 billion. It is not the first Israeli startup to be sold for big bucks, nor will it be the last – here are six companies that might be next.
June 08, 2013Researchers from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University found that a very low dose of the active ingredient in marijuana (THC) may protect brain cells before and after brain injury, and can also protect against the development of cardiac damage.
June 06, 2013Though video has become a major part of the smartphone world, it has not quite replaced voice-calls or texting. Israeli company Glide, who recently won “Crowd Favorite” on TechCrunch Disrupt, claims to have found the winning formula.
June 05, 2013When it comes to power grids, a major issue is the differences in consumption in different times. The solution could come in the form of giant batteries, storing energy during off-peak hours – and releasing them when necessary.
May 31, 2013Though the technical side of being a doctor is complex enough, many doctors admit that the hardest part of their jobs is talking to their patients about dying. A new Israeli-Canadian study suggests doctors should be specially trained for the task.
May 28, 2013Some 300 million children go to school in areas prone to earthquakes. An Israeli design student and his instructor have come up with a table designed to protect them. Their creation will be on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
May 23, 2013When it comes to neurodegenerative disease, much remains in the dark. However, step by step, science is getting closer the causes of these diseases and how to treat them. Another such step was made by Israeli researchers recently.
May 21, 2013After establishing itself as a startup hub second only to Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv has set its sights on a new goal. The ambitious project will take all municipal services online, offer free citywide wifi and an array of digital services.
May 19, 2013The Galapagos Islands, an archipelago of volcanic islands off the coast of Ecuador, famously inspired Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Now, the same biodiversity that made the islands famous is at risk and Israeli experts have been called upon to help.
May 14, 2013Another international company is eyeing Israeli startups and this time it’s retail giant eBay. The company is setting up an incubator, which will help young Israeli startups develop their products.
May 12, 2013Beyond Verbal, an Israeli startup, claims to take computer-based voice recognition one step further by creating software that is able to detect not just the words, but the emotional nuances of a voice to decipher how a person is feeling.
May 08, 2013For 5,000 years, dates have been considered part of a healthy diet. A recent study from Israel examined the nine varieties growing in the holy land and showed that the sweet fruit is good for your heart and liver.
May 02, 2013Ever been to a foreign country and wished you had a local friend? Someone to take you around and introduce you to local culture and customs? Well, now you can, with Israeli startup EatWith.
April 30, 2013How often do you listen to your doctor’s recommendations? Would you be more inclined to get a flu shot if your doctor got one? As it turns out – most people would. A new study suggests that doctors lead by example.
April 28, 2013Although Android devices today offer as much app-diversity as iOS devices do, it is still harder to find many lesser-known apps. Israeli startup Appreciate uses smart algorithms to make sure Android users can find the right app for them.
April 23, 2013When it comes to “hard” data, such as numerical values, people often use computer programs for decision making. Now, an Israeli researcher is using algorithms to analyze how computers can learn from humans.
April 21, 2013Israel is a world leader when it comes to desalination, but there’s still room for improvement. Desalination company SunDwater is using sunlight to separate water from salt and pollution using sunlight.
April 15, 2013In 2003, a suicide bomber in Haifa detonated his vest, killing 17 people with him, including high school student Tal Kerman. When Tal’s family went through her diary, they found a drawing of a camel that had not yet been colored. Her family now created an app that allows users to complete the drawing.
April 11, 2013The few minutes after an emergency occurs are known to be critical and first responders can mean the difference between life and death. Israeli startup NowForce uses smartphones to ensure response times are as short as possible.
April 09, 2013One of the deadliest symptoms of liver disease is cirrhosis, a condition which causes scar tissue to form on the liver . Now, an Israeli researcher has found a cell in the immune system which is a key factor in battling the life-threatening condition.
April 07, 2013When you post a photo of your kids on Facebook, more often than not, it will be viewed by people other than your family members, who might not catch it on their newsfeed at all. Israeli startup Famil.io is trying a different approach.
April 03, 2013The use of medicinal herbs may be as ancient as humanity itself, but such treatments are often considered no more than “voodoo.” However, a recent EU-funded research in Israel has proven that some plants are, in fact, as effective as Western medicine.
March 31, 2013Say goodbye to pills and hello to fortified confectionery. An Israeli company has developed candies with health benefits. The innovative lollipops, wafers and toffees are formulated to help shed pounds, boost the immune system and promote bone health.
March 26, 2013People in the business world know the frustrating feeling of coming back from a conference with so many business cards – they can’t remember which is from whom. Israeli TapMyBiz is trying to change the way we use business cards by adding NFC technology into the mix.
March 21, 2013The euphemism “You’re not fat, you’re just big boned” may have more to it than harmless banter. Researchers at Tel Aviv University have uncovered a clear genetic link between fat and bone mass, which often serves as an indicator of overall health.
March 19, 2013Diabetics have to constantly monitor their blood-sugar levels and carry measuring devices that, while functional, are not really attractive. Israeli-developed Dario is a smartphone attachment that does that and more – while maintaining a sleek exterior.
March 17, 2013Israel is world renowned for its advanced cow milking systems. The combination of agricultural kibbutzim and the high-tech industry enabled a strong industry to flourish. Now the technology has been adapted to goats and is exported overseas.
March 13, 2013Cafés are a big attraction in big cities worldwide and Tel Aviv is no different with coffee houses around every corner. Israeli company CupsTelAviv lets its subscribers drink as many cups as they want – while still being able to turn a profit.
March 11, 2013You know those child geniuses who, instead of brandishing toy-soldiers and erecting Lego fortresses spend their childhood carefully taking electric devices apart and reassembling them to improve them? Well, Dov Moran wasn’t one of them.
March 08, 2013More than a century ago, the automotive industry was the first to make use of the assembly line, kick-starting the industrial revolution. Now, Israeli company Stratasys is trying to launch another revolution, by using 3D printing to manufacture cars.
March 05, 2013While researching two families of Iraqi Jews with a long family history of hearing loss, Prof Karen Avraham of Tel Aviv University discovered a significant mutation in cells of the inner ear, which could lead to new treatments for hearing disorders.
February 27, 2013Waze, the popular Israeli GPS navigation app, won the Mobile World Congress’ Judges Choice Award this Tuesday for best overall mobile application, beating other top contenders such as Dropbox, Flipboard and Square.
February 26, 2013No one likes the “buffering” sign that appears on our screens when we’re trying to watch HD videos, which are large files. Israeli startup Beamr has developed an algorithm that can cut video file size by half – while keeping the original image quality.
February 21, 2013After reaching over 40,000 music lovers with their app, which offers layers of information on any song, iAlbums acquired music pin-board Loudlee. The integration led to a new website that offers a Pinterest-like music streaming service for free.
February 18, 2013Cat-like-instincts are, apparently, no longer the sole domain of cats. Israeli researchers have discovered that aphids, AKA plant lice, also have the ability to land on their feet when throwing themselves from a leaf to escape danger.
February 14, 2013What started out as a private venture by young Israeli scientists hoping for a chance to win a competition by Google, is now a nation-wide goal. The ambitious SpaceIL project is getting some serious support en-route to the moon.
February 11, 2013A joint project by the Technion and Microsoft was able to use massive data analysis to predict phenomena such as global plagues, environmental disasters and violent uprisings, with up to 90 percent accuracy.
February 09, 2013After reigning as the king of female contraceptive for half a century, the proverbial pill may soon get strong competition from Israeli company Hervana. The company is developing a vaginal suppository with genetically-modified bacteria that disable sperm.
February 06, 2013When 1,000 apparently healthy Israelis of a median age of 48 were screened at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center for 11 of the most common cancers, 2.4 percent (24) were diagnosed at an early stage with malignancies and treated successfully.
February 04, 2013Israel’s formerly largest landfill, “Hiriya,” has been converted into a mound of rich greenery. Now, Israeli architecture firm Yoav Messer might add something new to the scenery: a bridge made entirely from recycled shipping containers.
February 02, 2013Two years after launching, PhotoMania is one of the more popular app on Facebook. The brainchild of three Israeli entrepreneurs offers 400 different artistic filters for photos, and has recently passed the 35 million users mark.
January 30, 2013Houzz, the must-have website for anyone looking to re-decorate, has today announced they raised $35 million, bringing their total investments to $48.6 million. Houzz is a niche social network that focuses specifically on design. But even for those not currently re-decorating, flipping through the photos can be inspiring.
January 28, 2013Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and ALS, are almost impossible to predict before symptoms appear. Israeli company NeuroQuest may be able to predict these diseases with its much-anticipated technology based on biomarker measurement.
January 27, 2013What do Wikipedia, Google, Walt Disney and BestBuy have in common? They all use Israeli startup Kaltura’s technology to manage their online video content. After raising $25 million, the startup is gradually becoming an online video superpower.
January 24, 2013What makes a successful entrepreneur? How do you go from being the investee to being the investor? And in what ways is writing a book similar to building a startup? NoCamels had a chat with Israeli business veteran Izhar Shay.
January 21, 2013A recent Israeli study on Parkinson’s has shown surprising results. According to the researchers, some Parkinson’s treatments have an “artistic” effect on patients, who can go on to become great artists in various fields.
January 16, 2013The internet is long past a place for nerds. Designers and trend-setters use online platforms like Pinterest to create and promote their creative ideas. Israeli startup Bazaart takes this notion to new heights with a stylish collage creator for the iPad.
January 15, 2013How often have you found yourself tired of wearing the same pair of shoes, yet not wanting to spend money on a new pair? Israeli startup Funkkit’s Stickers4Sneakers gives your shoes a makeover, so you don’t have to buy new ones.
January 13, 2013Israeli researchers have made a discovery that may one day lead to a breakthrough in fertility treatments. New research done at the Technion has shown that it may be possible to grow human eggs from part of the amniotic sac.
January 09, 2013Ask any married couple, planning a wedding is a mess. Coordinating between all the different providers, especially, is hard work. Israeli company AllSeated has developed a tool for relieving the stress that accompanies the happiest day of our lives.
January 07, 2013Following a popular YouTube video last year calling on people to befriend him on Facebook, Israel’s President Peres has now launched a new campaign, which includes a Facebook application, urging young Israelis to go to the polls on January 22nd.
January 04, 2013Although green roofs, in which vegetation beds are planted on roofs, have been an ecological trend for eco-friendly architects for quite some time, a new research center, established at the University of Haifa is trying to develop green roofs that do not need artificial irrigation.
January 01, 2013With the increasing popularity of social solutions for tourists, such as couch-surfing, it was only a matter of time until a similar model was invented for food. Israeli startup HomeDine.in will help you enjoy a good home-cooked meal away from home.
December 29, 2012Researchers at Tel Aviv University have managed to produce quality analysis of pollution in major cities around the world – using readings taken in outer space. Using eight years’ worth of data collected by NASA satellites, the researchers tracked pollution trends for 189 megacities.
December 26, 2012Israeli company BioControl has come up with an innovative solution to treat a form of epilepsy that cannot currently be treated with prescription drugs. Their device, FitNeS, is an implant that regulates nervous activity.
December 25, 2012Commercial buildings around the world are looking to reduce energy costs, but overhauling electricity systems can be expensive. That is why Israeli startup BEEMTech came up with a way to save energy without changing the existing infrastructure.
December 22, 2012More than half of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease experience random pains. A recent Israeli study, focusing on the patients’ genetic information, has shown that this pain might be treated by using cannabis.
December 18, 2012Did you ever wish for a personal assistant? Someone who would make your life’s seemingly endless to-do’s more manageable? 24me is an application that helps organize and manage your many chores, including paying bills from within the app and assigning tasks to other people.
December 15, 2012Despite advances made on smartphone’s contact lists, with so many social networks, people have many more than just one contact list. Israeli startup Sync.ME offers users a phonebook that not only synchs up with social networks, but also displays callers’ information.
December 11, 2012Malaria is a deadly disease which kills over a million people worldwide every year. The high death toll is due to the fact that some strains are able to hide their activity from the human immune system. A new discovery at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, however, may be key in defeating this elusive killer.
December 06, 2012Although there are numerous ways to document and share your life story on the internet using video, Israeli company Vidoco just might be the first to allow you to automatically edit these videos into a documentary-style sequence to share with the world.
December 04, 2012First responders like emergency medical technicians, police officers and firefighters are at high risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They are often faced with disaster scenes the rest of us only watch in Hollywood movies.
December 02, 2012Many smokers find it hard or even impossible to quit. While the health risks of smoking are well-known, a new study from Tel Aviv University shows that people who reduce the number of cigarette they smoke, rather than quit altogether, can also improve their health.
November 29, 2012Drunk driving is a leading cause of road accidents and deaths. Two young Israeli entrepreneurs have turned the battle against drunk driving into an innovative startup, by inventing the world’s first breathalyzer attachment for smartphones.
November 27, 2012The smartphone revolution has forever changed the way we think of games. What was once the realm of gamers, spending hundreds of dollars on consoles, is now accessible to anyone with a smartphone. Now, Israeli company Weebolu is trying to take the revolution further.
November 24, 2012Detecting early- stage Alzheimer’s disease may be as easy as a simple blood test, a new study at Tel Aviv University suggests. The scientists found that the test may be up to 90 percent accurate in predicting the disease.
November 21, 2012All over the English speaking world, Zynga is synonymous with Facebook gaming. But in Eastern Europe and Russia, a different company is taking social gaming by storm – Israeli gaming giant Plarium.
November 19, 2012Israeli researchers from Ben Gurion University are the only non-Americans to take part in DARPA’s project of designing next-generation rescue robots. The Israeli team will be in charge of designing the software for the humanoid robot.
November 15, 2012Israeli company GreenRoad, which spent the last decade creating sensors for vehicle fleets, has modified its technology to be used on any Android smartphone. The company says their app can help reduce gas consumption by 10 percent and traffic accidents by 50 percent.
November 12, 2012Though a cure for blindness has not yet been found, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered that by using special sensory equipment, called SSDs, the blind could actually “see” their surroundings using a camera that converts a visual feed to an audio one.
November 08, 2012With its new game, simply titled “Mossad”, Israeli gaming company Geonuts wants people to live out their cloak and dagger fantasies using a common, yet sophisticated gadget – the smartphone. The game uses augmented reality and location-based tracking to enable players to act as spies.
November 06, 2012Did you know that when you share a photo on Facebook from your smartphone the image quality is reduced by up to 90 percent? Israeli company ICVT has developed a new app for Apple devices, called Beamr, which enables users to share their high-quality photos without reducing image quality.
November 04, 2012Seaweed is prolific in Israel’s Mediterranean Sea. It makes sense, then, that Middle Eastern ancients used it to help alleviate a host of ailments from peptic ulcers to fungal infections and wounds. The Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem is looking into how seaweed can be utilized for its nutritional and medicinal properties.
October 29, 2012Offer any service you’d like, as long as you don’t charge more than $5. That’s the simple and brilliant concept behind Fiverr – the Israeli startup that was named most promising by financial magazine Globes. Three years into business, the website offers no less than one million services.
October 27, 2012When Dr. Daniel Hillel was a child, he fell in love with the soil of Israel. Throughout his life, he’s been creating methods of irrigation that bring sustainable life to otherwise barren lands. Now, almost half a century after he invented micro-irrigation and changed Middle-Eastern agriculture – the rest of the world is starting to catch on.
October 22, 2012Researchers at Tel Aviv University have mapped the microstructure of the brain’s white matter for the first time. The data collected could be implemented in the prediction of neurological and psychiatric diseases.
October 18, 2012After their streamer was commercially unsuccessful, Israeli-American company Boxee has shifted focus: Boxee TV is an internet based TV system, which offers on-demand content and cloud-based limitless DVR storage.
October 15, 2012The digital world has made extinct rituals such as unwrapping a music album, placing the CD in a tray, pressing the “play” button and listening to the music while flipping through the album’s booklet. Israeli company iAlbums is trying to bring that experience into contemporary methods of music consumption.
October 12, 2012Israeli startup KIDO’Z, which gained popularity with its kid-friendly web browser, that blocks inappropriate content and offers kid-friendly content, has made the jump to mobile. The browser is now available for android users, who want to feel more comfortable handing their phone or tablet to their kids.
October 09, 2012British-Israeli artist Noam Edry has come up with a unique and extravagant art project that she hopes will bring Israelis and Arabs closer. Her instrument of choice: sunflower seeds. The artist has already begun her quest to encourage people from both sides to sit together, chew and spit a total of 10 tons of sunflower seeds.
October 05, 2012New-wave energy: Israeli company SDE has signed an agreement to build a series of power plants along the coastline of India. The company uses technology that harnesses energy produced by ocean waves and converts it into electricity. The company was called upon in light (or in darkness) of the massive power failure that occurred last July in the Asian subcontinent.
October 02, 2012Despite the abundance in messaging apps for smartphones, Israeli company Hoozin suggests that none of them offers an experience of group-conversation that is similar to the real thing. The company, who has recently raised $750k, claims that their app gives an experience that’s much closer to the way groups of people interact in real life.
September 27, 2012Tmura is an Israeli Venture Fund that accepts employee stock options as a donation from early-stage startups. Following exits, the fund distributes the proceeds from its options to educational charities. In ten years, Tmura has already given approx. $6.3 million.
September 24, 2012After over a decade of development, ARGO Medical Technologies has announced that their flagship product, ReWalk, an exoskeleton which uses robotics to enable paraplegics to walk, is now available for personal use around Europe.
September 22, 2012A new iPhone app developed by Israeli entrepreneurs allows users to add contacts to their phone simply by snapping a picture of a list printed out on paper. The app converts piles of business cards into contacts on your phone, as well as hand-written contact lists.
September 19, 2012Korean telecommunication and electronics giant Samsung has publically stated that the company’s only research centers outside South Korea are in Israel. The centers are located in Ramat Gan and Hertzlia, and are involved in developing technology used in Samsung’s flagship cellphone – Galaxy S3
September 16, 2012Five ongoing research projects focusing on regenerative medicine will receive funding from both the Israeli and the British government. The project is part of BIRAX, a scientific collaboration between the British and Israeli government, which began in 2008.
September 13, 2012Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered that foods high in fat, when consumed in a scheduled manner, actually lead to weight loss. Moreover, the diet examined led to a unique metabolism that caused the body to convert fat into energy – rather than store it.
September 11, 2012Researchers at Ben Gurion University have discovered that the the camouflage ability of some octopi may indicate that they are a much cleverer species than previously believed. The recent research has raised some interesting questions, such as: how can an octopus perfectly match its surroundings – even though it is color blind?
September 09, 2012Israeli company Mobee has developed a cellphone designed specifically for kids. The phone is small, durable, affordable and is a near perfect product for both parents and children. Mobee offers only four stored contacts, which are accessible via four icons on the phone’s unique keypad.
September 06, 2012Scientists have discovered a new neural pathway between the brain and internal organs. The research, conducted at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem used the rabies virus in order to gain a better understanding of bone development.
September 04, 2012Is sleep learning possible? A new Weizmann Institute study published in Nature Neuroscience has found that people can learn new information while they sleep, and this can unconsciously modify their behavior when their awake.
August 31, 2012RoboThespian, a robot with facial gestures and the ability to move, giving a live lesson to Israel kids on the science of levers. The robot is connected to a supply of compressed air which enables the simulation of muscle movement.
August 29, 2012Researchers from Ben Gurion University have found a way to utilize solar energy at a fraction of the cost which can be custom-engineered for desalination process. The new innovation uses solar energy panels to power the pumps of a desalination unit that generates clean water for crops.
August 27, 2012Ginger, an Israel and Massachusetts-based company, develops contextual grammar and spell-checking tools. The company just announced they have raised $5.4 million in an extension of its fourth financing round.
August 23, 2012Ringbow is a wearable ring device that enhances user interaction with touch devices, primarily designed for mobile gaming. It provides the functionalities of a mouse, keyboard and joystick simultaneously, enabling remote controlling for operating systems and applications.
August 21, 2012A new animal research conducted in Israel offers hope for better glucose control for diabetics. Researchers engineered pancreas tissue that can survive longer and produce more insulin than traditional transplant material.
August 20, 2012ClickTale, an Israel-based company, enables website owners and designers to understand exactly what their users like and don’t like on their site, with a tracking solution that watches every move a user makes inside a webpage.
August 15, 2012Graduates of the design academy presented creative solutions they developed for the community: a walker that encourages use, artfully designed rings that lead the visually impaired and more.
August 12, 2012A new company from Tel Aviv called Univerve is working to turn algae, a natural substance, into third-generation renewable fuel. The company decided to focus on algae because they do not compete for food resources, land or potable water as do first- and second-generation biofuels such as sugarcane, corn or wood.
August 07, 2012Nextends, a new Israeli startup, developed a platform for social gaming experience. Their first game, MonstAir Hockey, allows two users to place their iPhones next to each other and create a shared air hockey playground.
August 02, 2012The Israeli company Paulee Cleantech will use a $110,000 grant from the Gates Foundation to boost a waste disposal system that needs neither electricity nor water. The system can turn human waste into compost, which can be used for farming.
August 01, 2012YouHoo, a new Israeli mobile app launching tomorrow, aims to create location-based communities. The app allows users to see who is around them and connect on the basis of mutual interests and activities.
July 29, 2012BeeZee app for Android users sends automated text messages to contacts who call while you are in a meeting, cannot interrupt a conversation, or are otherwise busy. Users can determine the exact hours during which they will not be available.
July 25, 2012The Israel based startup Real Match aims to revolutionize the field of job listing and recruitment. The company’s service and free search engine automatically reads through resumes to match job seekers and relevant employers.
July 23, 2012Oramed Pharmaceuticals is in the process of developing insulin pills for the treatment of diabetes. The company is enetring a phase 2 clinical trial in the U.S and hoping to deliver the pills to the market by 2016.
July 21, 2012Good news for older workers looking for a job: New research conducted in Israel has determined that managers demonstrate their highest levels of professional vitality in their 50s. The researchers specifically examined the functionality of high-tech, engineering and infrastructure executives.
July 17, 2012Israel Boxing Association aims to bring peace between Jews and Arabs through boxing. Jewish and Arab teens from the North of Israel train and compete together, and some even become friends.
July 09, 2012It may not be much to look at, but the naked mole rat is impressive in its long and active lifespan. Researchers believe that this small mammal’s high levels of brain-protecting protein are the secret to its survival.
July 07, 2012With only a sample of saliva, a new software can better pinpoint the geographic origins of an individual’s genes.The new software can predict people’s origins within 100 km of the correct location and takes the curvature of the Earth into account to make it more accurate than older software.
July 04, 2012IBM is testing a new augmented-reality mobile shopping app that enables retailers to personalize each individual customer’s shopping experience right from the palm of their hands, via their smart phone or tablet.
July 01, 2012Minimally invasive device IceSense3 uses extremely cold temperatures to destroy fibroadenomas, common benign breast tumors. The Israeli invention now holds promise as a potential treatment for malignant breast tumors, after a successful clinical trial in Japan.
June 26, 2012“Healthy mind, healthy body” has now been proved scientifically. In a new book, called ‘Nerve-Driven Immunity’, the link between neurotransmitters in the brain and the immune system is strongly established.
June 23, 2012Tom Peled, an Israeli student who lost his father to cancer, plans a bike ride across ten states in the US to raise funds for cancer research. His project, named Bike for the Fight, has the support of Israeli President Shimon Peres.
June 19, 2012Researchers from Israel found that babies who were delivered by cesarean section are three times more likely to fail their first hearing test. Nevertheless, as findings show, the problem is typically temporary.
June 17, 2012JobsMiner is as a job aggregator that uses Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus to find hidden jobs which job seekers may not be aware of. It is focusing on the US market and will soon turn to Spanish and Israeli job-hunters as well.
June 12, 2012Startup Uppsite converts websites into functioning native or web apps within two minutes, free of charge. The apps allow user engagement and social sharing – and are even submitted to the various app stores by Uppsite.
June 09, 2012The Israeli startup Folloyu allows web visitors to switch devices while browsing, without losing any information or progress. Based on QR code scanning, they can start an online order on a PC and continue from that exact spot on their smartphone. The company hopes to contribute to e-commerce and decrease shopping-cart abandonment.
June 06, 2012An Israeli company has come up with a tiny capsule you can swallow that detects polyps painlessly as it travels through the colon. The capsule’s tiny X-ray radar device creates a 3D image of the colon with minimal exposure to radiation.
June 05, 2012A new strain of marijuana developed in Israel possesses the same pain-relieving qualities without the intoxicating and numbing side effects. It has recently been offered to patients eligible for medicinal marijuana treatment.
June 03, 2012Ze-Ze is an Israeli social organization that took interest in street musicians and decided to bring them together to play as a group with a steady income. The Israeli street philharmonic has already given two concerts, with participation of local musicians.
June 02, 2012The discovery of a mummified Korean child with relatively preserved organs enabled an Israeli-South Korean scientific team to conduct a genetic analysis on a liver biopsy, which revealed a unique hepatitis B virus (HBV) common in Southeast Asia.
May 30, 2012HydroSpin developed micro-generators that use the flow of water within pipelines to develop electricity. The power generated is then used for monitors and devices that detect leakages or bursts.
May 26, 2012A new non-invasive blood test developed in Israel promises a rapid, pain-free diagnoses of our blood-cells, using a unique optical microscope. By shining a light through the skin, the test can instantly provide results such as blood count.
May 23, 2012Israeli scientists for the first time succeeded in transforming the skin cells of heart-failure patients into healthy heart-muscle cells, using stem cell therapy. The method was tested in rats, suggesting that it may be possible to repair an organ with one’s own tissue.
May 21, 2012Leading the way towards a significant shift in the gaming industry is Israeli company Playcast. The company’s technology enables cable and satellite television companies to offer the latest video games without the need to buy an expensive console or the games themselves.
May 16, 2012The municipality of Tel Aviv, known as the gay capital of the Middle East, this week painted selected cross walks across the city in the colors of the gay flag, in anticipation of the gay pride parade on June 8.
May 15, 2012Reseachers from Tel Aviv University found that smartphones users have a different sense of privacy and appropriateness of public cellphone usage. The study shows that people who are predisposed to immediately react to phone calls and messages are more attracted to smartphones.
May 11, 2012An Israeli Instagram user decided to launch a photo-campaign against violence, following several violent events in Israel. Within less than 24 hours his outcry went viral, attracting hundreds of Instagram users, who submitted striking images worthy of art shows. Click to view the images.
May 08, 2012Oplon Pure Science in Rehovot, Israel, has developed a new technology against the development of germs and bacteria in food products. The company recently signed an $8 million agreement with PepsiCo Corporation.
May 05, 2012According to a new study from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Earth took shape more rapidly than once believed. The new findings do not alter the age of the universe but indicate that the Earth’s mantel and crust and rocks formed in a shorter period than originally thought.
May 02, 2012An Israeli tech veteran came up with a “treatment” for what in 2010 was the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States – road accident fatalities. Drivers who use his iOnRoad app become “super drivers” who are much more likely to get home alive, the CEO says.
April 29, 2012Thanks to new technology, the simple click of a mouse can bring mounds of information, artifacts or artwork on display in museum galleries across the globe straight to your computer’s desktop and, as classic museology redefines itself in the digital age, such “virtual visits” are becoming more interactive than ever.
April 24, 2012Who doesn’t fear that time of the month when bills start dropping into the mailbox? A new social network founded in Israel follows King Solomon’s phrase “Better two than one” and uses the power of groups to negotiate lower prices for everyday services.
April 22, 2012Israeli company Grow Fish Anywhere (GFA), offers a solution to overfishing and pollution caused by fish farming. Their technology allows farmers to grow fish anywhere, even in extreme environments like the desert or urban areas.
April 20, 2012Israelis who have suffered a heart attack are far more at risk of a repeat attack if they live in an area with high levels of air pollution, new research has found. The study found that cardiac patients living in polluted areas were 43 percent more likely to have another heart attack than those who lived in areas with cleaner air.
April 16, 2012A biodegradable balloon that isolates tumors from healthy tissues is able to minimize radiation exposure to healthy organs in prostate cancer sufferers. The technology, by Israeli startup BioProtect, is already marketed in Europe.
April 12, 2012A new research conducted in Israel might lead to the development of new methods for controlling the growth of cancer. Scientists are hopeful it could lead to treatments that will transform cancer from a lethal disease to a chronic, manageable one.
April 07, 2012AirBase Systems, an Israel-based environmental technology startup, deployed a new mobile, wireless air quality measurement kit that can transmit data to an Internet collection base. The kit is designed primarily for city use but can potentially be suitable for purchase by environmental NGOs or even individuals.
April 03, 2012Conduit is expected to launch an application for Android users that will enable them to directly consume designated content from their device’s lock screen. The company says they will offer quick access to data, such as news, sports or weather.
April 01, 2012TheHive is a new startup incubator for people who recently moved to Israel. It offers them a six-month program to provide them guidance and tools to find local opportunities and connections.