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Israel’s New Spy Satellite Beams Back Its First Photos…

Israel’s newest spy satellite began beaming back its first pictures on Monday night, a week after it was launched into orbit, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

“A week after its successful launch into space, engineering teams… activated the Ofek-16 reconnaissance satellite’s cameras for the first time last night and downloaded initial…

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Building an Innovation Ecosystem in the Desert

Beersheba is positioning itself as a new innovation ecosystem alongside Tel Aviv, Prof. Dan Blumberg, vice president of Regional and Industrial Development at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) said Tuesday.

Speaking at the CyberTech Live C4I and Cyber Event, he spoke of the collaboration between the IDF, industry, academia, and local…

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Israeli Tech Helps Guatemala Cope Following Tropical Storm Amanda

Israeli technology has been on the forefront of helping Guatemalans recover from Tropical Storm Amanda, which struck the Central American country on in late May. The GEN-M, an atmospheric fresh water generator that makes water out of air, has been helping residents of Guatemala cope amid widespread flooding and destruction in the region, according…

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Israeli Researchers Claim to Have Successfully Produced Electricity From Plants

Israeli researchers have successfully produced electricity from plants in a study by the Director of the Renewable Energy Laboratory at the Faculty of Science at Tel Aviv University, Professor Iftach Yacoby announced on Tuesday.
“All green plants contain real ‘solar panels’. They know how to capture a ray of light and transform it into a current…

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Israel Aerospace Wins $350 Million European Special Mission Aircraft Deal

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has received a $350 million contract from a European country for special mission aircraft, the state-controlled company said on Monday.

The contract will be carried out by IAI’s ELTA Systems. IAI did not name the European country.

IAI delivered special mission aircraft to the Israel Defense Forces and numerous…

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Stranded At Sea? A High-Tech Israeli Drone Can Save the Day

Israeli defense company Elbit Systems has announced in recent days that it has sold a unique version of its advanced Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to an undisclosed customer in Southeast Asia.

The Maritime Patrol version of the Hermes 900 features inflated life rafts placed under the wings that the drone drops off from a low altitude…

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New Israeli Ballistic Missile Passes Sea Tests With High Level of Accuracy

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) successfully tested on Tuesday its latest ballistic missile, the Israeli news site Walla reported.

The LORA missile was tested at sea, with two projectiles fired at prearranged targets. One test was a short-range launch of 90 kilometers and the second a long-range test of 400 kilometers.

In the tests, the…

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The New Israeli State-Owned Company Developing Secret Rocket Technology

On paper, it sounds like just another startup. A young company developing advanced technology, being managed with great secrecy. In fact, Tomer is a company owned by the government of Israel that is meant to act as a center of national expertise in the field of rocket propulsion.

Tomer was set up in advance of the privatization of state-owned…

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D-ID, the Israeli Company that Digitally De-Identifies Faces in Videos and Still Images, Raises $13.5 Million

If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing all of our faces to privacy destroying software services like Clearview AI.
At least, that’s the pitch that D-ID’s  founder and chief executive, Gil Perry, makes when he’s talking about the…

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Israel’s IDE Technology Beats out China-Based Firm’s Desalinization Plant Tender

The Israeli company IDE Technologies on Tuesday won the tender to build what is expected to be the world’s largest seawater desalinization plant—worth $1.5 billion—at Nahal Sorek, near the Palmachim air base, south of Tel Aviv.

The Israeli firm beat a bid by Hong Kong-based multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings to construct and operate…

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Report: Israel Beefs up Cyber Defenses at Key Sites to Repel Possible Iranian Attacks

Israel is beefing up cyber defenses on key sites as it braces for possible attacks from Tehran, Walla! reported Tuesday.
According to the newspaper, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and National Cyber Directorate have stepped up their preparedness level, anticipating attacks of various complexity levels coming from Iranian and pro-Iranian hacker crews….

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Israel to Launch ‘Cyber Defense Shield’ for Health Sector

Israel is preparing to inaugurate a “cyber defense shield” for the country’s healthcare sector amid a spike in attacks since the beginning of the global COVID-19 epidemic.

Speaking to participants in an online conference hosted by the Cybertech B2B networking platform on Thursday, an Israeli Health Ministry official revealed that the new system −…

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Intel in Talks to Buy Israel’s Moovit Public Transit App for $1 Billion

Chipmaker Intel Corp is in advanced talks to acquire Israeli public transit app developer Moovit for $1 billion, financial news website Calcalist reported on Sunday.

Moovit has raised $133 million from investors including Intel, BMW iVentures and Sequoia Capital.

Officials at Intel Israel and Moovit declined to comment on the report.

Calcalist…

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Israeli Start-Up to Combat Spread of Coronavirus Using Touchless Tech

Sonarax, a Haifa-based start-up which specializes in ultrasonic communication technology, announced this week that it will be offering its touchless technology to help with in-office physical distancing in light of the novel COVID-19.

The company’s technology allows for different mobile devices to communicate with one another on ultrasonic sound…

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Israeli Innovators Want to Help Africans Breathe Through COVID-19

With fears of ventilator shortages still growing, 300 businesses and nonprofit groups around the world are gearing up to produce breathing support machines using an Israeli DIY design they downloaded from the internet.

Its inventors, who are drawn from the tech, military and medical sectors, say they think their blueprint for a ventilator that…

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IDF Tech to Convert Simple Breathing Device Into Ventilator

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, Israel’s Health Ministry has placed an order for 1,000 advanced monitors developed by the IDF which will help convert simple breath regulating devices into respirators.

Amid fears that the number of patients needing respiratory assistance may exceed the number of respirators available, the…

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Amazon Donates $300,000 to Help Israel Buy Equipment to Fight Coronavirus

Online retail giant Amazon has donated $300,000, approximately NIS 1 million, to a US nonprofit organization to enable it to buy medical equipment and technology in Israel for healthcare professionals and patients during the COVID-19 crisis.

The donation will be made via the Israel Healthcare Foundation, an independent US-based nonprofit that…

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A Robot to Replace Staff Treating Coronavirus Designed by Israeli Experts

A robot has been designed by Israeli engineering and health experts to replace some of the tasks of medical staff treating coronavirus patients, in order to help reduce their risk of infection. Dubbed COROBOT, the platform will initially be used in Rambam Health Care Campus’s new Coronavirus Department.

“If the robot will successfully pass its…