NASA chief Charlie Bolden, on a visit to Israel, said that international cooperation would be needed for manned missions to Mars to succeed, and that he is interested in exploring how Israel could help the effort, while expressing appreciation for Israel's technological abilities.

A recent NASA study shows that the 1998-2012 eastern Mediterranean drought was the area’s worst drought in 900 years. But Israeli innovation has made the Jewish State nearly drought-proof, and Omer Arad came up with the idea of a wearable panic bracelet that lets a diver call his or her partner.

Eilat - Israel’s most southern spot – provided the perfect venue for the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships and RS:X Under 21 Windsurfing Championships, and Israeli concept artist Eyal Gever is working with NASA to produce a digital representation of a human laugh.