Monthly Archives: December 2020

Space camera success

Israel’s ScoutCam (reported here previously) has announced the success of its micro ScoutCam 8.0 HD in NASA’s third Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM3) of the International Space Station. The camera was used during the mission which went into orbit on October … Continue reading

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Printed meat

Israel’s Meat-Tech 3D is developing a unique, proprietary 3D bioprinter for printing slaughter-free cultured meat. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/meat-tech-announces-further-advancement-of-3d-printing-technology-for-food-products-by-bioprinting-cultured-beef-fat-structure-301181563.html https://meatech3d.com/

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Saving the vine

Israel’s Lavie-Bio (reported here previously) has reported successful vineyard trials of its two leading bio-fungicides LAV311 and LAV312 for bunch rot diseases. https://www.evogene.com/press_release/lavie-bio-announces-positive-results-for-lav311-and-lav312-in-its-bio-fungicide-program/ https://www.lavie-bio.com/

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Using nature to preserve fruit juice

Students at Israel’s Technion Institute won the MicroBiome-Push project of “Food Solutions” – an educational program of the European food consortium, EIT Food. They used a naturally occurring bacteriophage (safe to humans) to destroy the bacteria that spoils natural fruit … Continue reading

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Food for thought

Israel’s Technion Institute hosted the 34th annual conference of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) – the first to be held on-line. This year’s theme was “Bridging High-tech, Food-tech and Health: Consumer-oriented Innovations” and focused on the … Continue reading

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Advanced drones for civilian purposes

Israel’s Xtend (reported here previously) previously made drones only for military purposes, for example, to intercept some 2500 arson kites and balloons from Gaza. Its latest use, though, was civilian – delivering coronavirus test kits to a ship at sea … Continue reading

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Airships are on the rise

Israel’s Atlas LTA is developing a new innovative generation of airships. Their uses include transporting heavy cargo (especially offshore), fighting fires, construction cranes, humanitarian aid delivery and tourism. They are eco-friendly, low cost, require no runways and can fly up … Continue reading

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Anti-microbial fabric keeps clothes fresh

Israeli-based NILIT manufactures fabric made with its Sensil BodyFresh additive. Microbe Investigations AG (MIS), a microbiological testing services lab showed that the fabric demonstrated a 99.85% reduction in viral activity. http://www.nilit.com/fibers/pr-00160.asp

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Great minds

100 students from the Jerusalem College of Technology attended virtually the 5th LevTech Great Minds Hackathon. It was won by a team of four ex-US immigrants who created software for Hebrew predicative text. The software autocorrects and adds vowels to … Continue reading

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TechFestNW

Cutting edge Israeli solutions were showcased at Oregon’s annual TechFestNW, held on-line this year. Sonarax, Diagnostic Robotics and TytoCare promoted their Covid-19 related technologies. In addition, for the first time, 10 Israeli companies participated in the event’s PitchfestNW pitch competition. … Continue reading

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