Innovation & Tech

underwater-chess-965x543 ‘Oh, it’s definitely a sport,’ says Israeli Diving Chess inventor

Jenni Frazer | The Times of Israel The 2015 Diving Chess championships are set for London in July, ahead of August’s mammoth multi-game tournaments, the Mind Sports Olympiad, at JW3 Chess, says Etan Ilfeld, runs in his blood. But even knowing that doesn’t account for the success of the 38-year-old chess master’s bizarre invention, Diving […]

June 30, 2015
ivecotruckcover Israel Launches Its First-Ever Natural Gas Powered Truck

By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels Just as the Israeli parliament deliberates the fate of its recently discovered natural gas reserves, CNH Industrial and Fiat Chrysler announced the commercialization of the first-ever natural gas vehicle on the Israeli market. According to reports, the agreement is part of an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Fiat Chrysler, […]

June 24, 2015
MarkZuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg honors Israeli book

Facebook CEO invites his 32 million followers to read Yuval Noah Harari’s bestseller ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.’ Israeli historian and author Yuval Noah Harari has received a big “like” and a lot of respect from none other than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In the beginning of the year, Zuckerberg declared 2015 the “Year […]

June 23, 2015
Israeli tech company Muv is bringing touchscreen to the real world

Here’s an awesomely disruptive technology that allows you to interact with your digital environment based on sensing the movements of your fingers. Slip on MUV Interactive’s Bird device, and suddenly you’ve got a new-age mouse that controls everything you virtually touch. MUV Interactive CEO Rami Parham shows here how you’ll only need this one simple […]

June 22, 2015
israelwater PRESS RELEASE: Israel and World Bank Group Sign Agreement to Share Innovative Best Practices in Water

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2015 — The Israeli Ministry of Economy has committed $500,000 to the World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice to enhance water knowledge in developing countries facing complex water security challenges. The agreement will focus on sharing water expertise and industry best practices with developing counties and World Bank Group staff. It will […]

June 18, 2015
spaceship UN And Israel Sign Agreement To Apply Israeli Space Tech To Disaster Zones

By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels Israel signed a cooperation agreement with The United Nations’ Office for Outer Space Affairs to use the country’s satellite technology to save lives following natural disasters and in space emergencies. Israel will apply its satellite technology to gather information on issues of environmental protection, water management, urban planning, humanitarian assistance following […]

June 16, 2015