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Ben-Gurion University researchers create hybrid flying/driving robot

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev said they have developed a “groundbreaking” hybrid robot that can both fly and drive, as well as squeeze into tight spaces, all while using the same motor.

The square four-wheeled, winged machine can fly up stairs, roll over rough terrain, flatten itself or raise its body, and quickly move from…

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Mayo Clinic and Israeli health companies to create new medical technologies

(May 15, 2019 / JNS) The Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. branch of the Israel Innovation Authority to collaborate with Israeli firms to co-create new medical technologies, announced the two groups.

The MOU was signed on Tuesday at the MIXiii Biomed Conference and Exhibition in Tel Aviv.


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Israeli chest strap keeps tabs on pulmonary patients’ breathing

The sunshine and flowers of spring may be a welcome respite from winter’s cold and gloom, but the season brings menace for some, as the pollen that comes with the blooms can lead to an increase in respiratory diseases, including asthma.

Respiratory diseases affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide, and according to a study by the Forum of…

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SpaceIL founder says second moon mission will happen in ‘two years’ with Netanyahu’s support

Israel would be only the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to land a spacecraft on the moon
Morris Kahn, founder of SpaceIL, the Israeli space program behind the failed Beresheet spacecraft moon mission last month, said in an Independence Day address at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl on Wednesday that SpaceIL will attempt another moon landing…

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Iron Dome batteries deployed throughout Israel ahead of Ramadan, Eurovision


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces deployed Iron Dome missile defense system batteries throughout the country, as Palestinian terror groups in Gaza warned that they would “ruin Eurovision” with their attacks.

The Iron Dome batteries were deployed on Tuesday, a day after a rocket was fired at Israel from Gaza but landed in the…

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Israeli scientists unveil world’s first 3D-printed heart with human tissue

AFP — Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels on Monday, calling it a first and a “major medical breakthrough” that advances possibilities for transplants.

While it remains a far way off, scientists hope one day to be able to produce hearts suitable for transplant into humans as well as patches to…

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Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft fails to land safely on the moon

The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet did not make the anticipated landing on the moon as planned on Thursday night.

Disappointment set in at the SpaceIL mission center as it became evident that while Beresheet did make it to the moon and won’t be capable to carry out it’s final mission.

As the spacecraft approached the moon, SpaceIL lost contact…

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Israel’s Beresheet set to make history, land on moon today

Seven weeks after Israeli spacecraft Beresheet (Hebrew for Genesis) soared into the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida, commencing an epic 6.5 million km. journey, it is poised to make history on Thursday evening when it reaches the Moon.

Only three countries have completed the formidable task of landing a spacecraft on the lunar surface – the…

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Beresheet spacecraft succeeds in latest maneuver, bringing it closer to moon

After entering lunar orbit last week, Israeli spacecraft Beresheet on Monday morning successfully performed another maneuver as it entered ever-tighter orbits around the moon, before attempting to land on April 11 in the Sea of Serenity.

The maneuver reduced the maximum distance of the spacecraft’s elliptical path around the moon from 750…

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With Beresheet, Israel becomes 7th country to achieve lunar orbit

Engineers confirmed early Friday morning that the Beresheet spacecraft was successfully captured by lunar gravity during a tricky maneuver the night before, making Israel the seventh country in the world to successfully send objects into orbit around the moon.

The United States, Russia (as the USSR), Japan, China, the European Space Agency and…

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With Turkish loss of the F-35, Israel keeps its aerial superiority

The Pentagon’s decision to stop the delivery of equipment related to the F-35 stealth fighter jet to Turkey due to Ankara’s decision to purchase the Russian-made S-400 air defense system will allow Israel to keep it’s aerial superiority in the Middle East.

Washington’s move follows repeated warnings both from the United States and NATO allies to…

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Israeli spacecraft snaps Earth ‘selfie’ with flag from 23,000 miles away

The Beresheet spacecraft on Tuesday sent back a photo taken with its “selfie camera,” in which the Israeli flag can be seen 37,600 kilometers (23,000 miles) above Earth.

A plaque installed on the outside of the lunar lander depicts Israel’s national flag as well as the phrases “Am Yisrael Chai” (the people of Israel live) and “Small country, big…

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Following setback, Beresheet spacecraft completes critical maneuver

The Beresheet spacecraft successfully carried out a key maneuver Thursday night, following a worrisome computer glitch earlier this week.

Ground control activated the spacecraft’s main engine for four minutes, putting it into a new orbit which takes it to a distance of 131,000 kilometers from earth. The next maneuver is scheduled for next week.

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Israeli spacecraft launches, Beresheet heads into orbit towards the moon

Beresheet, which successfully launched early Friday morning, has begun its elliptical orbit around the Earth at a distance of 69,400 km. and is now on its way to the moon.

Scientists and tech staff at Israel Aerospace Industries headquarters were notified of the spacecraft’s high sensitivity toward the sun’s rays in the star trackers on board,…

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Israel’s privately funded moon mission lifts off

Israel’s non-profit SpaceIL launched its spacecraft from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Thursday on board a Falcon 9 rocket, in a bid to become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the moon.

The unmanned craft, weighing 1,300 pounds and standing approximately five feet tall, began an approximate seven-week journey to the moon, from where it…

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Why Israel’s little Beresheet lander bound for the moon is a big deal

On Thursday evening, a SpaceX Falcon 9 will launch a small spacecraft on its way to the moon from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And if the little lander known as Beresheet makes it all the way to the lunar surface, it’ll mark several milestones that’ve been years in the making.

SpaceIL, the Israel-based nonprofit that’s been working on the…

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Israel is feeding the world

The Israel Export Institute on Monday held a conference in which the most contemporary trends in the field of food-tech and agro-tech were presented.

The conference focused on the challenges the world is expected to face in the upcoming years and the solutions Israeli startup companies have to offer.

“The State of Israel has always invested in…

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‘The Israeli Flag Will Soon Fly on the Moon’ : Israel to Send First Spacecraft to the Moon

Israel – This Friday, Israel will send its first spacecraft to the moon, a feat President Rivlin calls “Zionism at its finest.”

Israel’s nonprofit SpaceIL organization has announced it will launch a spacecraft from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on board a Falcon 9 rocket. It is scheduled to land on the moon on April 11.

The project is eight years in…