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Good News Israel presents Israel’s Mobileye drives a car across the USA; Israel to host World Science Conference and much more.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Mobileye drives a car across the USA

An Audi A7 traveled over 560 miles, from California to Nevada, aided by a high-resolution, wide-angle 3-D video camera from Israel’s Mobileye. For 95% of the 560-mile journey, there was no driver. And then a Delphi Automotive “Roadruner” drove itself nearly all of the 3000 miles from San Francisco to Manhattan, using Mobileye’s Advanced Drive Assistance System.
http://robbreport.com/automobiles/self-driving-audi-a7-completes-560-mile-drive
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-tech-powers-longest-ever-driverless-car-journey/

Israel to host World Science Conference

Delegations including up to 20 Nobel Prize laureates and 400 young scientists and thinkers from 60 countries will attend a conference in Jerusalem in August. The five-day event will be the largest such event of its kind ever to be held.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/New-Tech/Brains-will-overflow-at-Nobel-Prize-laureate-conference-in-Jerusalem-this-summer-394961

More about CyberTech 2015

8,700 people from 50 countries attended the two-day CyberTech 2015 conference in Tel Aviv on 24 March. The exhibition featured a “Startup Pavilion,” where 100 Israeli startup companies displayed breakthrough technologies and products.
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=24341
http://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/content/cybertech-2015-people-exhibition-%E2%80%93-pictures

Body protection inspired by fish scales

Researchers at Israel’s Technion and USA’s MIT have developed a suit that offers 40 times more protection than existing body amour. Designed like the scales on a fish and produced on a 3D printer, the suit is resilient to bullets, knives and even radiation. Also in NewsWeek and UK Mail Online.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-scientists-develop-fish-skin-inspired-body-armor/

Laser imaging for US marines

Israel’s Elbit Systems has been awarded a $73.4 million contract from the US Marine Corps to supply a laser imaging system. The Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capability system enables soldiers in concealed positions to carry out imaging, range finding and navigation in combat arenas.
http://unitycoalitionforisrael.org/uci_2014/?p=13539

Wave-power for China

Israeli startup Eco Wave Power is to build a wave-powered plant on China’s Zoushan Island. The Chinese Government is funding the $450,000 100kw power plant, which is targeted for completion by the end of 2015. EWP is negotiating more projects in Zhejiang Province. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/New-Tech/Eco-Wave-Power-to-establish-its-first-Chinese-power-station-395286

Smart AC controller starts shipping

I reported in June 2014 about Israeli startup Sensibo’s innovative technology that controls the temperature of your home. Well Sensibo smashed its $70,000 Indigo target, has completed manufacture and has started shipping. (And a reminder of Sensibo’s “really cool” video).
http://e27.co/how-an-israeli-startups-video-pitch-rose-to-the-top-of-indiegogo-20150406/

Israel treats over 90% of its wastewater

Israel continues to hold the world record for wastewater reuse. 90% of its 500 million cubic meters of wastewater is treated. 10% of that is released into rivers to maintain their quality. 325,000 acres of land is irrigated with recycled wastewater – nearly double that of 10 years ago.
http://israelnewtech.com/2015/03/israel-reported-to-hold-world-record-for-wastewater-reuse/

Augmented Reality in 3D

Israeli startup Infinity Augmented Reality has developed a software-based Augmented Reality (AR) engine that can turn any device with two simple cameras into a powerful real time 3D platform. Infinity has just raised $5 million of funds, including from SUN Corporation.
http://dealmakershub.com/2015/04/08/israeli-startup-infinity-augmented-reality-raises-5m-series-b-funding-round/

 

By Michael Ordman

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