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Israeli Technology

From Swords to Plows: IAI Seeks to Battle Coronavirus With UV-Light Tech

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the nation’s largest aerospace and defense firm, has jumped into the fray to help tackle the coronavirus that is killing tens of thousands of people globally and causing havoc to economies. The company, which makes unmanned aerial systems, radars and communication satellites among other products, has put its labs and engineers … Read More

Despite Covid-19 Crisis, Israeli Tech Registers Record Quarter

Monday, April 6, 2020

The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis may have shaken the world’s economy to its core, but Israeli tech still managed to close a record-high quarter. Israeli tech companies raised a total of $2.74 billion across 139 deals during the first quarter of 2020, a record amount, according to a joint report released on Sunday by Tel Aviv-based … Read More

How one nonprofit is working to support Israeli start-ups amid virus pandemic

Friday, April 3, 2020

Professor Eugene Kandel is the CEO of Start-Up Nation Central, a non-profit dedicated toward strengthening Israeli innovative tech solutions and connecting world business leaders to people and technologies in Israel. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to negatively impact businesses of all sizes across the globe, Kandel’s non-profit is working hard to provide support for Israeli start-ups, … Read More

Decade after 1st interception, new Iron Dome boasts 100% success rate in trials

Monday, January 13, 2020

Marking a decade since the first tests of the Iron Dome missile system, the Defense Ministry on Sunday said it had conducted a fresh series of successful interception trials with an upgraded version of the air defense battery. “We have completed a series of tests with a success rate of 100 percent. The system intercepted … Read More

Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Defense Ministry has made a technological breakthrough in the development of lasers that can intercept aerial threats, including rockets and anti-tank guided missiles, it announced Wednesday. New laser technology “makes the security apparatus more lethal, more powerful and more advanced,” Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday evening. Speaking about this new addition to the … Read More

Israel unveils new laser system to shoot down Gaza’s incendiary balloons, drones

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Security forces on Thursday shared details on a new laser system they hope will help quash the scourge of airborne incendiary devices launched from the Gaza Strip — carried by balloons, kites and drones — which have started countless fires and burned large swaths of Israeli land since they began being widely used nearly two … Read More

TIME magazine includes Israeli-water technology in top 100 inventions of 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

(November 21, 2019 / JNS) A machine that makes safe, clean drinking water out of ambient air—manufactured by the Israel-based company of Watergen—was included in Time magazine’s list in 2019 of the top 100 inventions published on Nov. 21. Resembling a typical water cooler and designed especially for homes and offices, the machine, which is … Read More

Eyes skyward: sunlight for powering all of Israel

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Arava region of southern Israel, which includes the city of Eilat, will reach its goal of being 100-percent reliant on solar energy during the daytime by next year, placing the area light years ahead of the rest of the country. The team responsible for the achievement, along with other experts, is now lobbying for … Read More

Israel to construct first waste-to-energy power plant

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Finance Ministry and Ministry of Environmental Protection have announced plans to construct Israel’s first waste-to-energy power plant, estimated to cost NIS 1 billion. An inter-ministerial committee for the treatment of waste, estimated at 5 million tons annually, published Thursday a pre-qualification document ahead of the public-private-partnership (PPP) tender to plan, fund, construct and operate … Read More

Israeli firm traces cyberattacks on Egyptian activists to Cairo government

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A leading Israeli cybersecurity company found that a series of cyberattacks against Egyptian journalists, academics, opposition politicians and rights activists was likely perpetrated by the Egyptian government. The perpetrators, who were traced to government offices, installed programs on victims’ phones that allowed them to read their emails, track their movements and keep tabs on their … Read More