Category: Middle East

Charged Up: Batteries May Be Key To Saving The Planet

By Moshiel Biton The battery is our new eco-friend. Whether powering electric vehicles (EVs), drones or power tools, keeping count of steps via fitness trackers or storing unimaginable amounts of energy, one common factor bringing all these elements together: the battery. An object we use daily is saving the planet and being more eco-conscious. From

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Artificial Intelligence Can Forecast Damaging Solar Storms

By Abigail Klein Leichman Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to predict powerful radiation outbreaks, such as solar storms, up to 96 hours before they occur, according to Israeli researchers. Yuval Reuveni of Ariel University’s department of physics and the Samaria and Jordan Rift R&D Center and computer science doctoral candidate Vlad Landa at the

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World’s First AI-Ready Infrasound Stethoscope Gets FDA Approval

By Diana Bletter Israeli startup Sanolla announced its AI-ready stethoscope — the first of its kind in the world — has achieved a major regulatory milestone: It’s been approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The innovative stethoscope, VoqX, listens to infrasound acoustic waves to obtain lifesaving medical insights. Not audible to

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RedC Biotech Seeks To Make Blood Donations A Thing Of The Past

By Brian Blum Future blood infusions may not rely on donors. Consider: A horrendous mass casualty event results in dozens of people injured. Many need blood transfusions. The local blood banks can’t cope with the sudden demand. Even worse, some victims have rare blood types that are not well stocked in the blood bank’s inventory.

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Solar Energy Lights Up The Night In Tel Aviv

By Abigail Klein Leichman Tel Aviv is bathed in sunshine practically year-round, so why not use that abundant free energy source for more than just rooftop water heaters? LumiWeave, a unique sheeting material invented by company co-founder and Israeli product designer Anai Green, does just that. Combining energy harvesting and lighting without connecting to electricity, the

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Less Is More: Netafim Is Turning Floods Into Drips Worldwide, Increasing Farming Yields 

By Abigail Klein Leichman Food, water, land. Global trends indicate these survival basics are in jeopardy and will become scarce in the not-so-distant future. “If assumptions about population growth come true, we will need to feed about 10 billion people 30 years from today,” says Gaby Miodownik, CEO of Netafim, the kibbutz-based company driving mass adoption

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