Innovation & Tech

PhreshOrganics in action. Credit: PhreshOrganics Israeli Invention Will Keep Your Produce Fresh

The Food Protector, made by Phresh Organics, may increase the shelf life of fruits and vegetables up to three times without synthetic chemicals You know you’ve forgotten about your fruit and veggies or have shoved them to the back of the fridge when they have lost their “Crunch Factor”. Now, you won’t have to resort […]

March 10, 2016
DeadSeaNEW Hummus beer, city break, and LGBT tourism

Israel Ministry of Tourism at the ITB Travel Trade Show in Berlin Beginning Wednesday, March 9, 2016,  the Ministry of Tourism will open the Israel exhibition stand at ITB in Berlin, the world’s largest travel trade show. Around 11,000 representatives from 180 countries are expected to participate in the 5-day show, and it will host […]

March 10, 2016
Meredith-holding-kidney “Breaking the ice” on organ banking

Hebrew University researchers develop a solution for long-term preservation of cells and organs for transplant, as part of a global alliance to bank organs After decades of studies, scientists now believe that a breakthrough in preserving body organs for the purpose of saving lives is close at hand. A heart or lung is kept viable […]

March 8, 2016
Crane lifts huge mirrors during construction of solar-power tower in the Negev The sky’s the limit

Israel is aiming to generate 10% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. With its ample sunshine, Israel has excellent potential to tap into solar as a renewable energy source A 240 meter (787-foot) solar tower is currently being built by the Israel-based Megalim Solar Power, which when completed will generate up to […]

March 8, 2016
(Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash 90) Video Contest: Filmmakers Spread Message of Love for Israel

By: Rivkah Lambert Adler To inspire Jews and non-Jews with the truth about Israel, filmmakers were challenged create brief videos featuring positive messages about the country Avi Abelow, Founder and CEO of Israel Video Network, started a video contest for filmmakers around the world with the sole purpose of educating and spreading the truth about Israel. […]

March 7, 2016
IDF IDF begins integrating autistic soldiers into army service

By: Tia Goldenberg, Times of Israel New IDF programs harness youths’ special abilities while giving them ‘a solid beginning’ to an independent life in Israel’s job market Following the recent publicity of Starbucks providing employment opportunities for applicants who have been diagnosed with autism, the IDF has publicly announced a new program for Israeli teenagers […]

March 7, 2016