Whiles the enemies of the Jewish state have one export and one export only, genocide, the Jewish people toil every day in the advancement of humanity while staving off the rockets, kidnappings, bullets, bloodshed and blood libels.
Israel just became the seventh nation to orbit the moon. Now in lunar orbit, Israel’s Beresheet mission preps for Moon landing.
Yesterday, Beresheet successfully entered a lunar capture orbit, where it will stay for roughly a week. During that time, the spacecraft will be documenting its stay, and it’s already sent back pictures of the lunar far side, including an image with Earth in the background. Mission managers plan for it to touch down in Mare Serenitatis next week. It’s a smooth area on the Moon’s near side. And the location sits just about 100 miles from both the landing site of Apollo 15 and Apollo 17. Because Beresheet is a spacecraft on a budget, it doesn’t carry any means of regulating its temperature. Engineers expect it to last for two to three days on the surface before it overheats under the sun’s rays in the Moon’s thin atmosphere.
Beresheet sent back its first pictures of the Moon’s far side yesterday after it was captured into lunar orbit. In one of its recent pictures, Beresheet captured Earth hanging behind the Moon’s far side.
What are Israel’s best medical advances? – Israel National News
After the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan was named in the top 10 medical centres in the world, we wanted to reflect on some of the best medical advances produced by the Holy Land in recent years.
Argo Medical Technologies’ ReWalk robotic exoskeleton has gained huge media attention for allowing paraplegics to walk and run, and it was even used in the London and Tel Aviv marathons. In addition to being featured in the TV show “Glee,” the ReWalk Rehabilitation model currently is used by patients in rehabilitation centers across North America and Europe. There is also a model for everyday use, known as the ReWalk Personal, and it is currently available throughout Europe and awaiting FDA clearance in the United States.
The PillCam is still to date one of Israel’s most well-known and successful medical devices. Created by Given Imaging, the pill which is swallowed contains a small camera, making it an easier and less invasive form of an endoscopy and can detect disorders of the GI tract.
Nano Retina’s Bio-Retina, a tiny implantable device inserted into the retina in a 30-minute procedure, turns into an artificial retina that melds to the neurons in the eye. Activated by special eyeglasses, the device transforms natural light into an electrical impulse that stimulates neurons to send images to the brain. The prototype is advancing quickly through clinical trials.
Further developments are expected to be made in the fields of listening devices and dry eye treatment. In 2007, Audiodent developed an innovative hearing aid that clips easily inside the mouth, using the teeth and jawbone to transmit sound to the brain – improving sound quality enormously, particularly in loud places.
Looking at the future of medicine in Israel, Yaacov Nitzan of WhiteSwell has raised $30 million series B funding for the treatment to remove excess fluid from lungs and other organs. The process uses a catheter and is minimally invasive, to treat acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF).
In medicinal cannabis, Israel has continued to grow its research since Professor Raphael Mechoulam in 1964 established the foundations for scientific research. Seedo, a new company, has created the world’s first fully automated growing device for medical cannabis. Resembling a mini-fridge, the device is powered by algorithms and monitored by a smartphone app, effectively running as an independent cannabis growing machine.
Israeli Invention Creates Water Out of Thin Air
London-based duo Yosi Romano and Ziv Leinwand’s new product called Brizi, is set to revolutionize air distribution for children’s prams. The built in extractor pushes out unwanted air and passes only clean air to the baby in the pram, something that is well targeted for young parents and children in busy cities.
Montenegro President Returns from Israel with Big Gift for Disabled Children
JNS: Dozens of light wheelchairs were presented to Montenegro as a gift from Israel to improve the quality of life of children with disabilities.
Montenegro President Milo Đukanović has been in Israel over the past few days meeting with the country’s leadership, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, to discuss economic, diplomatic and tourism projects between the two countries, in addition to talking about the current state of Montenegro Jewry.
“Welcome to Israel and to Jerusalem, our capital,” Rivlin told Đukanović on Wednesday. “Thank you for your support for the Jewish community in Montenegro, and thank you for your leadership in opposing rising anti-Semitism across Europe.”
Đukanović thanked Rivlin and said, “We have built close and deep relations through continuity of our contacts, and so I am delighted to invite you to visit Montenegro. The cooperation between us is flourishing, and I would be happy to widen and deepen it in additional fields.”
WATCH: Israeli lab invents tiny robotic worms to crawl around your insides
WIN: Researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University have created tiny robotic worms that could become part of medical procedures in the near future, i24news reports.
VIDEO: Israeli Breakthrough Could Stop Deadly Skin Cancer in its Tracks
Researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University have created tiny robotic worms that could become part of medical procedures in the near future, i24news reports.nMelanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is expected to take the lives of thousands of people this year. Thanks to Israeli researchers at Tel Aviv University, methods have been developed to stop the progression of this lethal disease.
Watch and learn how Israel is leading the way in the fight against melanoma.
Israeli tech to enable blind voters to cast ballot without assistance
J Post: Blind and visually-impaired voters across the country will be able to cast their ballots in Tuesday’s general election without any assistance, courtesy of an Israeli-developed artificial vision device.
There are approximately 24,000 Israelis registered as blind today, of whom 22,000 have the right to vote. A further 100,000 voters are visually impaired.
11 Amazing Tech Innovations That Came From Israel And You Didn’t Even Know About It
1) USB flash drive
The birth of the quintessential USB flash drive is disputed by three different companies, but one of the earliest working samples of flash storage media slapped onto a USB interface emerged from Israeli company M-Systems in December 2000 (in collaboration with IBM at the time). The first USB flash drives sported 8MB, 16MB and 32MB storage capacities.
2) Intel 8088 microprocessor
The world of personal computers wouldn’t have kicked off if it weren’t for the IBM PC, which was powered by the Intel 8088 microprocessor. Sporting close to 30,000 transistors, the Intel 8088 was clocked at 8 MHz — lightning quick by 1979 standards. It was created by Intel’s Haifa lab, forever changing the world of computing.
If you remember Skype, you know how it allowed anyone to call any telephone in the world — right through your Internet connected microphone. For voice to be transmitted from one computer terminal to another telephone anywhere in the world needed some techno wizardry, which came about in the form of Voice over Internet Protocol (or VoIP), developed by an Israeli company called VocalTec. It did what Skype did much before Skype came about.
4) RSA public key encryption
One of the cornerstones of securing digital communications in a public setting is the RSA public key — most widely used encryption keys for data transmission. It wouldn’t have been possible without the joint effort of Israeli cryptographer, Adi Shamir.
Whatsapp maybe one of the most popular chat applications right now, but at the dawn of the Internet there was only ICQ. Created by Israeli company Mirabilis in 1996, ICQ was the first stand-alone instant messenger of its kind, and also the first online instant messenger service — which allowed you to sign up and create accounts, have private conversations and more. No doubt, ICQ was the blueprint of other popular instant messaging services like AIM, Yahoo Messenger and Google Talk.
With 800 million registered users by December 2016, Viber’s another online chat, voice-calling and video-calling app that’s developed by two ex-Israel defense servicemen — Talmon Marco and Igor Magazinnik.
Another tech breakthrough coming from Israel is MobilEye, which pairs a tiny digital camera with intelligent algorithms to help drivers drive their vehicles more safely. The device is linked to a car’s steering system, alerting a driver if they change lanes too drastically, and even detects oncoming pedestrians for potential collisions. The system is embedded in GM, BMW and Volvo cars.
8) World’s smallest camera inside an endoscope
The world’s smallest live video camera measures just 0.99 mm was made by Israel-based company Medigus, and the camera was used on an endoscope to provide a breakthrough in the medical world.
9) World’s 1st commercial drip irrigation system
Invented in the 1960s, Israeli engineer Simcha Blass pioneered the smart drip and micro-irrigation system called Netafim — used for better utilizing the amount of water in agriculture. A classic case of necessity is the mother of invention, since Israel has large swathes of barren land. This pioneering irrigation technique now operates in 112 countries with 13 factories spread across the world.
10) World’s 1st DNA computer
All computers that you see around you run on silicon-based microprocessors. But what about computers that run on DNA? Sounds crazy, right? But according to the Guinness Book of World Records, “the smallest biological computing device” to have ever been built runs completely on enzymes and DNA molecules doing basic math. All thanks to the efforts of Israeli professor Ehud Shapiro, and his team, from the Weizmann Institute of Science for achieving this phenomenal feat in 2003.
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