Good News Israel presents Israeli scientists improve oil spill cleanup method; Israel knows how to overcome drought and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Building the world’s largest radio telescope
Israel’s Mellanox Technologies is to supply the components of the precursor of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) telescope – the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the world.
Cleaning up oil spills
Israeli scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed another substance that can clean up after an oil spill. The NHS+ reagent converts the oil into carbon dioxide and water.
Cleaning 5 million solar panels a month
Israel’s Ecoppia has installed its robotic solar panel cleaning system on 5 more solar farms in Israel’s south. The system is now cleaning 5 million solar panels each month, that generate 35MW of energy. Desert dust can reduce solar panel efficiency by 40 percent.
The 5th generation of drip irrigation
Israel’s Netafim, the originator of drip irrigation has launched, 50 years later, its next generation of low-flow drippers. The new design boosts yields under harsh water conditions by combining low flow rates with excellent resistance against clogging.
Honors for biometric security
At the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) in Las Vegas, Israel’s FST Biometrics won two honors for its In Motion Identification (IMID) technology to personal devices. IMID mobile uses face, body and behavior recognition to identify visitors.
How Israel beat an old foe – drought
At last, a positive article about Israel in the New York Times.
Israel and China are exchanging train technology. Israel’s Radware is developing a ticketing system for China Railways. Meanwhile China Railway’s Tunnel Group will be working on building the Red Line – the–first of Tel Aviv’s new subway lines that will eventually crisscross Tel Aviv.
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