by Adi Pick / CTech From the algemeiner.com
CTech – Ever chose “X-ray vision” as your choice of a hypothetical superpower? Israel-based Augmedics Ltd. has developed a set of goggles giving surgeons X-ray-like visualization capabilities.
Augmedics is creating an augmented reality headset for surgical procedures. Called xvision, the headset projects X-ray-like 3D visualization of the patient in real time, allowing surgeons to “see” through the patient’s skin, muscle tissue, and bone.
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
Youngest burn victims benefit from Israel’s pioneering expertise in CO2 lasers at Sheba Medical Center’s new I-PEARLS Center of Excellence.
Mira from Jerusalem was severely burned in a bus fire when she was seven. But despite the loss of an eye, an arm, both ears and most of one foot, six years later Mira is not only alive but smiling.
Recently she became the first patient to be treated in the I-PEARLS (Israel Pediatric Aesthetic and Reconstructive Laser Surgery) Center of Excellence at Sheba Medical Center under the direction of world-renowned burn specialists Josef Haik and Arie Orenstein.
By Brian Blum for Israel21c
Forget robots that look like humans, the next generation of robots will be based on animals – from snakes to locusts and even a robotic octopus that can study the ocean floor.
When it comes to robots, science fiction has conditioned us to think of androids – bipedal machines approximating the human form. But the next generation of robots may be based on very different types of animals: snakes, flies, locusts and even the multi-tentacle octopus.
Israeli scientists are hard at work on just such contraptions. Here’s a look at seven of the most fascinating designs that can help with everything from exploring our insides to cleaning up the mess we make on the planet.
Israel surged to 5th place in the newest Bloomberg Innovation Index of 2019, climbing five spots from last year’s index where Israel ranked 10th for the second consecutive year.
The country retained its top spot in the R&D intensity category of the survey and dropped to second place (from first last year) in research concentration.
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
Winter has arrived full blast in this corner of the Middle East, bringing joy to skiers and snowboarders; headaches for commuters.
Dust storms, torrential rain, snow — and a bit of sunshine, too – are in the mix this week in Israel as January brings unusually wet, cold weather.
The storms, along with colder temperatures in mid-week, are forecast for the entire region stretching from Turkey through Israel to Jordan.
A researcher works at ADAMA's new global R&D center in Ne'ot Hovav. (photo credit: NATALIE COHEN-KADOSH)
BY EYTAN HALON for JPost
The new research complex will focus on all stages of development, from basic chemical research to the development of active processes and materials, and to a final product for farmers.
ADAMA, the world’s leading generic crop protection company, inaugurated its multi-million dollar advanced global research and development center on Tuesday in the southern industrial zone of Ne’ot Hovav.
The Tel Aviv-headquartered company, acquired by Beijing-based chemical company ChemChina in 2017, will initially welcome more than 100 researchers and chemists to its new agricultural research hub, and is expected to expand in the future.
By David Isaac, World Israel News
The Zionist Union, a party which combined the Israeli Labor Party and the Hatnuah Party, has broken up ahead of elections.
The Zionist Union, a joint list of the Israeli Labor Party and the Hatnuah Party, has broken up ahead of Knesset elections scheduled for April 9.
Labor Party leader Avi Gabbay informed Tzipi Livni, leader and founder of Hatnuah and fellow leader with Gabbay of the Zionist Union, that he was dissolving the pact between the two factions.
by Benyamin Cohen for FromtheGrapevine
Rare artifact going on display for public to see.
Sure, Jerusalem is known as an ancient city. But rarely has the archaeological spotlight shone on the name of the city itself. That is, until today. Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000 year-old stone inscription that notes the full Hebrew spelling of the word Jerusalem. Previous artifacts have either been in Aramaic or used an abbreviated version of Jerusalem. The discovery was announced today at a joint press conference of the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel Museum.
By RENEE GHERT-ZAND for The Times of Israel
While applauding the social impetus, Israelis are divided in opinions on an American-based initiative and question its grammatical integrity
Not long ago in Israel, Rabbi Arie Hasit led memorial prayers and study at a service for a transgender Jew. Among those gathered were many members of the LGBTQ community, some of whom identified as gender nonbinary — neither male nor female. While the American-born Conservative rabbi is generally not at a loss for words in his fluent Hebrew, this time he was.
By Naomi Zeveloff for The Forward
Raji Sabateen, 56, lives in the village of Husan in the Palestinian West Bank, a place where few Israelis dare to visit. But over the past five months, thousands of Israelis have spent time inside Sabateen’s home through the power of virtual reality.