Monthly Archives: December 2016

$4.5 million order for aircraft communications

Israel’s ORBIT Communication Systems received a $4.5 million order from one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers for development and supply of prototypes of an advanced system for the management of aircraft audio communication. Follow-on orders are expected. http://orbit-cs.com/?news=orbit-receives-4-5-million-order-development-supply-communication-management-systems

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Fixing your English

Israeli startup Mailfixer is a real-time, editing service created to help non-native English speakers communicate better.  Send in your text and within five minutes, someone is working to turn the text into a quality document. www.mailfixer.com

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Drone identifies hazardous materials

Israel’s Laser Detect System (LDS) has developed the SpectroDrone that can identify explosives and other hazardous materials from several meters away. The system uses a multi-wavelength laser, range-finder, high resolution camera and an algorithm and can be placed on a … Continue reading

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Israel’s Cyber Conference

The biennial International HLS & Cyber Conference in Tel Aviv featured the top Israeli security and cybersecurity companies.  It attracted thousands of delegates from 80 countries, including a delegation from South India, comprising government departments and private companies. https://www.israelhlscyber.com/program/ http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/The-role-of-the-cyber-sphere-on-radicalization-472711 … Continue reading

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New security technology from Elbit

Israel’s Elbit Systems presented its new Emergency Scenarios Virtual Reality (VR) Trainer for emergency response teams at the Homeland Security and Cyber Conference in Tel Aviv. It also unveiled GroundEye, which provides data and high resolution imagery for crises monitoring. … Continue reading

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Energy professor wins top Israeli award

Professor (Emeritus) David Faiman of Ben Gurion University has been given the David Ben Gurion award for his life’s work researching and promoting renewable energy.  The prize is awarded to those whose “actions fulfill David Ben-Gurion’s vision and follow his … Continue reading

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Nevada and Israel sign landmark deal on water innovation

Nevada’s WaterStart public-private joint venture and Israel’s National Technological Innovation Authority signed a memorandum of understanding on water-use innovation, to pave the way for Israeli water companies to set up facilities in the arid state of Nevada. http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2016/12/13/nevada-and-israel-sign-landmark-cooperation-deal-on-water-innovation

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Facebook conference in Israel

Facebook is holding its first Israeli developer conference, to help creators of Israeli technologies develop their products in line with the social network’s plan to create a connected world.  Over 600 Israeli developers are attending, along with Facebook officials, engineers … Continue reading

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A coke bottle that takes a selfie

Coca-Cola Israel and Tel-Aviv based creative agency Gefen Team have designed a Coke bottle that takes a selfie photo of the drinker.  The novel device easily attaches to a half-liter Coke bottle. It then senses the exact moment the bottle … Continue reading

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Islam in Israel – facts and figures

Excellent summary of Israel’s 1.454 million Muslim population. E.g. It highlights just how free religion is, with a 500% growth in the number of mosques since 1988 (from 80 then to 400 now). https://israelforeignaffairs.com/2016/06/behind-the-headlines-facts-and-figures-islam-in-israel/

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