Recent Israeli Innovations

Israelis identify genes that protect cells from Zika virus
A new Tel Aviv University study identified genes that protect cells from Zika viral infection. The research, led by Dr. Ella H. Sklan of TAU’s Sackler School of Medicine, was published in the Journal of Virology and is one step toward the development of a treatment for Zika and other viral infections.
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From Edible Shot Glasses to Biodegradable Plastics
Some Israeli companies are using technology to counteract plastic habits around the world. Some of these technologies include biodegradable plastics (brought to you from Bram Industries) to edible tableware (brought to you by Incredible). Innovation like this has the possibility to solve plastic issues around the world.
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Israel-led research team develops AI-based model to detect sleep apnea
An international research team led by the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology has developed an innovative, AI-based software to detect obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in which people stop breathing for about 10 seconds or more while they are asleep. The prevalence of this syndrome increases with age and affects
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Smart glasses that ‘teleport’ experts to the field
Fieldbit’s flagship product, Hero, is a collaboration platform that enables technicians and experts to communicate across great distances. Due to the recent 2010 explosion on the oil-drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, BP along with Fieldbit are creating a new type of smart glasses to assist communications between experts and technicians.
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Israel's Economic Miracle
George Mason professor of economics, Tyler Cowen, recently wrote an article for Bloomberg about Israel’s Economic Miracle. In the article, he cites a recent study by Assaf Razin of Tel Aviv University that analyzed Israel’s economic rise from struggling early on in an area of limited resources to today’s incredible
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Intel’s 9th Generation Processors Designed in Israel.
Sired from its Haifa team, Intel has launched the 9th Gen Intel Core – its “most powerful generation” of mobile processors for laptops. It is for powering games and heavy workloads like video editing and will be in new Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI laptops.
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Israel Ranked 2nd Most Scientific Nation
Israel was ranked the second most scientific / innovative nation in the world, in a recent report compiled by engineering firm RS Components and published in the U.K.’s Daily Mail. Israel is ranked after the U.S. and ahead of South Korea. R&D spending and researchers per capita were key factors.
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New Record for Renewable Energy Production
On 23rd April, the Israeli Electric Company broke its 13th Feb all-time-record for energy produced from renewable resources. The production capacity was 1,326 megawatts, accounting for 19.3% of IEC’s total energy production.
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McDonald’s buys Israeli AI startup
Israeli startup Dynamic Yield uses Artificial Intelligence to deliver a personalized service to customers.  Fast food giant McDonald’s has recognized DY’s potential and has bought the innovative startup for $300 million.
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