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CNN has written about three Israeli Innovations that will revolutionize the planet; Want a phone-free family meal, or just a break from constantly checking messages and emails? Purchase an Israeli Pause, and much more. 

By: Michael Ordman

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

CNN discovers Israeli who reinvented the wheel

CNN’s Oren Liebermann has written about three Israeli Innovations that will revolutionize the planet. They are: Softwheel’s wheel with built-in suspension, Mobileye’s autonomous vehicle technology and Aquarius’s replacement for the combustion engine. (video is of Softwheel).

http://cnn.it/2g4jdOi

Let’s talk to each other again

Want a phone-free family meal, or just a break from constantly checking messages and emails? Purchase an Israeli Pause. The sleek metallic box blocks Wi-Fi signals, calls, texts and emails for up to six phones. Enjoy quality family time, or an office meeting without interruptions.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/take-a-pause-and-lock-up-phone-israeli-startup-says/

Diapers from jellyfish

Israel’s Cine’al turns jellyfish from dangerous pest into super-absorbent material. Its eco-friendly solution has now attracted the interest of normally anti-Israel UK news media The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/nov/01/jellyfish-tampons-diapers-hydromash-environment-israel

Technion students win international biology gold medal

A student team from Israel’s Technion Institute won a gold medal at the iGEM international synthetic biology competition, hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their “Flash Lab” chip contains E. coli bacteria that detects pollutants, metals etc.

http://mfa.gov.il/mfa/innovativeisrael/sciencetech/pages/technion-student-team-wins-gold-medal-in-igem-international-biology-competition-3-november-2016.aspx

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=37723

Safer, cleaner fuels

Tel Aviv’s 2016 Israel Fuel Choices Initiative Summit featured silent electrical, cars, buses, bicycles and even airplanes. It was organized by Israel’s Fuel Choices Administration whose NIS 1.5 billion ($400 million) government budget supports over 200 research groups and 500 fuel-related startups.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/no-gas-no-problem-at-israel-alternative-fuel-expo/

Car mechanic app expands to US and UK

Engie has just received $3.5 million of funds and the U.S. and UK versions of the product have been added to Google Play.

http://www.thetower.org/4112oc-israeli-app-that-diagnoses-car-problems-and-finds-cheap-mechanics-expands-to-u-s-u-k/

Now Israelis have reinvented the spoon

Two graduates from Israel’s Technion developed a spoon that their child with motor co-ordination problems could use without spilling its contents. Now anyone can buy it. Useful also for the elderly or anyone suffering from tremor.

www.elispoon.com

http://www.elim.co.il

Award-winning aid to analyzing scan results

The imaging analysis technology and algorithm from Israeli startup Aidoc streamlines the workload of radiologists struggling to review the increasing number of medical scans performed today. Aidoc has just won the 2016 Geektime Techfest startup competition.

System to avoid mid-air collisions

Israel Aerospace’s new Collision Warning System (CWS) alerts pilots of military aircraft of an imminent potential collision with commercial aircraft. The system gives a voice warning and two separate visual display warnings.

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-iai-unveils-combat-jet-collision-alert-system-1001162449

Solar-powered desalination

Israeli startup Tethys has developed a direct solar-powered desalination system that produces drinking water using energy from direct sunlight.

http://www.israel21c.org/solar-powered-desalination-cuts-energy-costs-by-90/