A professor wins top Israeli award; the biennial International HLS & Cyber Conference in Tel Aviv featured the top Israeli security and cybersecurity companies; Israel’s Elbit Systems presented its new Emergency Scenarios Virtual Reality Trainer at the Homeland Security and Cyber Conference in Tel Aviv, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Energy professor wins top Israeli award
Professor (Emeritus) David Faiman of Ben Gurion University has been given the David Ben Gurion award for his life’s work researching and promoting renewable energy. The prize is awarded to those whose “actions fulfill David Ben-Gurion’s vision and follow his legacy.”
Israel’s Cyber Conference
The biennial International HLS & Cyber Conference in Tel Aviv featured the top Israeli security and cybersecurity companies. It attracted thousands of delegates from 80 countries, including a delegation from South India, comprising government departments and private companies.
New security technology from Elbit
Israel’s Elbit Systems presented its new Emergency Scenarios Virtual Reality (VR) Trainer for emergency response teams at the Homeland Security and Cyber Conference in Tel Aviv. It also unveiled GroundEye, which provides data and high resolution imagery for crises monitoring.
Nevada and Israel sign landmark deal on water innovation
Nevada’s WaterStart public-private joint venture and Israel’s National Technological Innovation Authority signed a memorandum of understanding on water-use innovation, to pave the way for Israeli water companies to set up facilities in the arid state of Nevada.
Drone identifies hazardous materials
Israel’s Laser Detect System (LDS) has developed the SpectroDrone that can identify explosives and other hazardous materials from several meters away. The system uses a multi-wavelength laser, range-finder, high resolution camera and an algorithm and can be placed on a UAV, robot or vehicle.
Facebook conference in Israel
Facebook is holding its first Israeli developer conference, to help creators of Israeli technologies develop their products in line with the social network’s plan to create a connected world. Over 600 Israeli developers are attending, along with Facebook officials, engineers and product managers.
A coke bottle that takes a selfie
Coca-Cola Israel and Tel-Aviv based creative agency Gefen Team have designed a Coke bottle that takes a selfie photo of the drinker. The novel device easily attaches to a half-liter Coke bottle. It then senses the exact moment the bottle reaches a 70-degree tilt, the ideal angle for taking selfies, before snapping a photo.
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