A sensor and smartphone app from Israel’s 2breath helps users fall asleep and tracks their sleeping patterns; Intel has inaugurated its $6 billion next-generation chip production line at its Kiryat Gat facility in Israel, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
CES award for sleep inducer
A sensor and smartphone app from Israel’s 2breath helps users fall asleep and tracks their sleeping patterns. 2breath has just won the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation award in Las Vegas, in the fitness, sports and biotech product category.
Intel inaugurates chip production line
Intel has inaugurated its $6 billion next-generation chip production line at its Kiryat Gat facility in Israel. At the event, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said of Intel, “You are producing a new future. Using technology, you amplify Israel’s power. Israel is a global technological superpower.”
See what you hear
Israel’s Augury uses vibration and ultrasound to detect faults in critical machinery. Now, another Israeli startup 3DSignals has developed an ultrasonic acoustic sensor which predicts electro-mechanical failure long before it causes production downtime.
More security for automobiles
Israeli startups Arilou and Argus Cybersecurity prevent remote electronic carjacking. Now, there is a new kid on the block – Israel’s Karamba, which secures vehicles by locking down their Electronic Control Units (ECUs).
Generating renewable energy technology
The 7th Eilat-Eilot Renewable and Clean Energy Conference (Nov 27 – 29) brings together industry, government and investors to review new technologies that will advance the global transition to renewable energy. The video highlights the last conference in 2014.
Supermoon over Jerusalem
The full moon came to its closest point (221,524 miles) to the Earth since 1948 (Israel’s Independence), creating what NASA described as ‘an extra-supermoon.’ Unfortunately, a cloudy sky spoiled the visual effect. The next extra-supermoon will be in 2035.
Promoting nanotech development with Germany
Israel and Germany have set up a new three-year, 30 million Euros plan to promote joint nanotechnology initiatives and are calling on companies and entities in both countries to submit proposals for funding for projects in this field.
IDCBeyond is launched
A new 1-year program IDCBeyond from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya has begun, with 36 students enrolled. They will discuss global challenges and then move onto venture creation, culminating in the setting up of new startups.
Printing parts for Airbus
Israel’s Stratasys announced that Airbus has standardized on its ULTEM 9085 3D printing material for the production of flight parts for its A350 XWB aircraft.
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