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Israel’s TechCare has produced a cap that treats head lice; Israeli technology produces the world’s first molecular-sensing smartphone; Tel Aviv is one of 10 cities aiming to incorporate driverless cars into its public transit system, and much more.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Keep head lice treatment under your hat

Using technology from Israel’s Weizmann Institute, Israel’s TechCare has produced a cap that treats head lice. It is worn on the head and releases a natural material in gas form that kills lice and their eggs. The hat is designed for multiple use, as is the capsule containing the material.
http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-israeli-co-techcare-develops-hat-to-gas-lice-1001175308

Tel Aviv joins global driverless car program

Tel Aviv is one of 10 cities in the prestigious “Global Initiative on Autonomous Vehicles.” It joins London, Paris, Helsinki, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and five US cities, each aiming to incorporate driverless cars into its public transit system.
https://www.bloomberg.org/press/releases/five-cities-join-bloomberg-philanthropies-aspen-institutes-global-initiative-autonomous-vehicles/

Molecular sensing smartphone

Remember (see here) the SCIO scanner from Israel’s Consumer Physics Inc?  Now SCIO’s technology has been built into the Changhong H2 to produce the world’s first molecular sensing smartphone. It was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-consumer-physics-unveils-molecular-sensing-smartphone-1001170338
https://www.youtube.com/embed/CPPfatkXx74?rel=0https://www.youtube.com/embed/cfdu0RPdFRM?rel=0

The most innovative startup at CyberTech

I wrote recently (Dec 11) about Israeli cybersecurity startup Aperio and its ability to detect attacks against critical infrastructure.  Aperio was selected as the most innovative startup in the Cybertech 2017 Startup Competition, winning a trip to the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=40089

The first study of insect migration

An Israeli-led study over 15 years reveals that 3.5 trillion insects, weighing a total of around 3,200 tons, migrate hundreds of kilometers every year.  This is one of the first comprehensive studies that examines the phenomenon of insect migration.
http://nocamels.com/2017/02/insect-migration-food-global-warming/
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6319/1584

More effective crop breeding

I reported previously (Nov 2015) about Agrochemical giant Syngenta using Israel’s NRGene to map the genomes of crops and develop hardier, higher yield varieties of seed. Syngenta has now signed a deal to use NRGene’s GenoMagic software to save time in its crop breeding program.
http://nrgene.com/press-releases/syngenta-selects-nrgene-tech-to-accelerate-crop-breeding/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/syngenta-to-expand-use-of-nrgene-crops-software/

Protecting pedestrians from cars

Vehicles equipped with the V2X chipset from Israel’s Autotalks (see Sep 2013) will soon “talk to” the OMEN system from China’s RoyalTek. OMEN alerts pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and people with disabilities when vehicles get dangerously close.
http://www.auto-talks.com/autotalks-royaltek-join-forces-protect-pedestrians-accidents/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/pedestrian-safety-is-target-as-israels-autotalks-teams-with-taiwan-firm/

Voice-controlled cars

I reported previously (Jan 2016) on the joint project between Israel’s VocalZoom and Honda to help its goal to build intelligent cars.  A year later and the voice-control technology was on display at CES Las Vegas. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-vocalzoom-honda-show-voice-control-tech-at-ces/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRT5S2Z_iIM

How we remember directions

Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have discovered how bats (and possibly humans) navigate.  A network of cells encodes the direction of one’s destination. The findings may help explain how memory loss and “getting lost” tend to go together in Alzheimer’s patients.
http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/life-sciences/bats-remember-directions

Making security managers happy

The biggest problems for managers in charge of responding to computer security incidents are lack of both time and skilled resources. So, Israel’s Demisto provides an automated platform to handle the whole incident response lifecycle.  Demisto has just raised $20 million of funding.
http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-israeli-cyber-security-co-demisto-raises-20m-1001176293
https://www.demisto.com/  https://www.youtube.com/embed/EUukGYd6Nf4?rel=0

Measure with your smartphone

I reported previously (Dec 2015) on MysizeID which measures your body for clothes with the sensors of your smartphone. Now MysizeID has been upgraded so that it can measure almost anything.  Helps with packaging, choosing furnishings, kitchen equipment etc.
http://mysizeid.com/mysize-inc-launches-sizeup-measurement-from-the-air-app-at-ces-17-2/
https://www.youtube.com/embed/nCNHRyt-X1o?rel=0

 

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