China comes shopping for water solutions

WATCH VIDEO: China seeks water solutions High level Chinese officials from the ministry of economy, ministry of water resources and Shandong province were in Tel Aviv this week for a major Water Technology Conference. China-Israel cooperation on water problems has grown rapidly in recent years, bringing fresh drinking water through desalination, new irrigation techniques for farmers…

Israel: Boot camp for start-up success

  Tel Aviv stands apart as a hub for tech innovation thanks to one single overriding influence: the Israeli armed forces.Rothschild Boulevard has always been one of the grandest streets in Tel Aviv, with its broad tree-lined central promenade and elegant Bauhaus architecture.The cafes, kiosks and benches teem with young entrepreneurs who seem to survive…

How good can computers get at predicting events?

KIRA RADINSKY INVENTOR In 2012, when Cuba suffered its first outbreak of cholera in 130 years, the government and medical experts there were shocked. But software created by Kira Radinsky had predicted it months earlier. Radinsky’s software had essentially read 150 years of news reports and huge amounts of data from sources such as Wikipedia,…

Israeli military intelligence unit drives country’s hi-tech boom

Unit 8200, Israel’s ‘GCHQ’, has spawned more technology millionaires than many business schools Few people would connect the drab olive green of an Israeli army uniform with the cutting edge of fashion. And most fans of Stylit, a website where a virtual personal stylist matches clothes and accessories to suit your taste, are unaware that…

Could a ‘welding torch’ banish the caesarean scar?

New technique could spell end of staples and stitches An Israeli firm has developed a method of ‘welding’ together surgical wounds Mothers-to-be undergoing c-sections could be among the first to benefitPlasma is channelled through a pen-like device to close wounds smoothlyWomen having caesarean sections could soon be saying goodbye to staples, stitches and unsightly scars…

Paralyzed Long Island vet stands, gets Obama bear hug

JERUSALEM — She was the surprise star attraction in an exhibit of the latest in Israeli technology.Theresa Hannigan, a paralyzed retired U.S. Army sergeant from Long Island, found herself bear-hugged by President Obama Thursday as she showed how she regained the power to walk.Hannigan suffers from a neurological auto-immune disease, but with ReWalk, a $60,000…

Israel denies Anonymous cyber-attack to blame for websites failure

Israeli secret service and army websites disrupted for several hours after video threat from Anonymous hacker group Israeli officials and security experts have rejected claims that a cyber-attack by the hacker group Anonymous was behind the failure of several government websites on Sunday, including those of the Mossad, the Shin Bet secret service, the Israeli army and…