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Israeli Government Joins ‘Power Africa’ Initiative, Good News for Energy Sector

Power Africa uses collective problem solving to enable African leaders to pave their own future.

Israeli Placenta-Based Cell Therapy Company Granted US Patent for Skeletal Muscle Regeneration

Clinical studies using PLacental eXpanded cells demonstrated significant muscle regeneration, including a 300% improvement in muscle volume and a 500% boost in muscle force after surgery compared to a control group.

At Hebrew U Novel Technique Reveals Intricate Beauty of Cracked Glass

'The complex surfaces that are commonly formed on any fractured object have never been entirely understood.'

Arabs Boast 63 Babies Born from Terror Prisoners’ Artificial Insemination

Either that, or these wives have come up with the perfect alibi for extramarital affairs…

Kite Pharma, Launched by Israeli Scientists, Gets FDA Approval for Lymphoma Treatment

The Yescarta therapy will cost $373,000 for a one-time dose, which will surely become a major issue of concern for insurance companies and public health officials.
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LIGO Detector Confirms 1989 Hebrew U. Prediction that Neutron Star Mergers Produce Gamma Ray...

28 years ago, Prof. Tsvi Piran at Hebrew University's Racah Institute of Physics led a team that published an accurate prediction in 'Nature' that was initially disputed or ignored.

Report: Israel Exposed Russian Hackers

According to The New York Times, Israeli intelligence sources have uncovered Russian government hackers who tried to steal US intelligence programs.

Arabs Complain Israeli Algorithm Catches Potential Terrorists Online

'Israeli Intelligence has developed a predictive policing system that analyzes social media posts to identify Palestinian suspects.'

Putin Aide: Turkey Made Down Payment on S-400 Systems

The deal, estimated at $2.5 billion, has caused concern among Turkey’s NATO allies, who argued that the Russian system is incompatible with NATO's.

Israel Innovation Authority: Israeli Economy Losing Momentum with Slow Hi-Tech Hiring

'If we do not act to leapfrog [non-hi-tech] industries forward – the gap between the hi-tech industry and traditional economy will only increase.'

Israel Atomic Energy Head to IAEA: Enough with Annual Debate of ‘Israeli Nuclear Capabilities’

Snir reminded the conference that "ten years ago, the secretive nuclear reactor at the Dair Alzour site in Syria was revealed to the international community. Many questions remain regarding this clear breach of Syria's safeguard agreements."

Elbit USV Seagull™ Performed Live Remote Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission

Via Satellite Communication (SATCOM), the Seagull platform, sailing in the Haifa Bay, Israel, performed the operational ASW mission using control consoles situated some 2,200 miles away in Elbit Systems booth at the DSEI Exhibition in London.
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China Buys Israel’s Lab Meat Technology for $300 Million

Cows are considered the most dangerous source of methane on the planet.

ProPublica: If You’re Looking to Reach Anti-Semites, Facebook Will Gladly Help

At last, Mark Zuckerberg received an answer to his desperate question about where all this hate is coming from – we don't know for sure where it come from, but we know whom it comes through – Mark Zuckerberg.
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Netanyahu at Buenos Aires Economic Event: ‘The Future Belongs to Those Who Innovate’

"Israel produces more milk per cow than any other cow in the world. You think it would be a French cow, Dutch cow, an American cow? No. It's an Israeli cow, because it's a computerized cow, every moo is computerized."

Israel’s Iron Dome Facing First US Army Test

Iron Dome has the best reputation for effective interceptions of incoming air threats, and to date has reportedly intercepted more than 1,500 rockets.

Report: Tel Aviv Becoming R&D Mecca for Corporate Giants

Visa, Barclays, Amazon, Renault and Bosch have joined more than 70 international R&D centers in Tel Aviv, a city where one out of every 10 jobs is in the high-tech sector.

Tel Aviv–Jerusalem High-Speed Train Passes First Test Ahead of April 2018 Opening

The new, high-speed railway has been criticized by the political left and the Palestinian Authority for passing through about 4 miles of Judea and Samaria, most of it through tunnels.

Kibbutz Drip Irrigation Innovator Sold for $1.5 Billion

Netafim is headed by President & CEO Ran Maidan, and jointly owned by Kibbutz Hatzerim (33%), Kibbutz Magal (6%), and now Mexichem, which will buy the entire 61% of the shares owned by global investment firm Permira funds.
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First Israeli Environmental Study Satellite Launched from French Guiana

The VENµS satellite has a scientific and a technological mission, with the scientific mission requirements defined by Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère, in France, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel, and CNES; and the technological mission requirement defined by Rafael.

Israeli Riot Dispersing Stink Spray Leaves No Impression on Indians

'Those who can ignore the smell can drink the liquid too,' an Indian official noted.

Israel to Spend $420 Million to Protect Off-Shore Gas Rigs

The Israeli Navy in May 2015 ordered four Sa'ar 6-class corvettes, loosely based on the German Braunschweig-class corvette, but with engineering changes that make the baseline platform more robust for military use.

Wild Wheat Genome Sequencing May Boost Future Food Production, Safety

'From a biological and historical viewpoint, we have created a ‘time tunnel’ we can use to examine wheat from before the origins of agriculture.'

Hebrew U’s Suaad Abd-Elhadi Paving the Way to Early Diagnosis of Parkinson’s

Suaad Abd-Elhadi wins a Kaye Innovation Award for a new diagnostic tool that could pave the way for early diagnosis and improved treatment of one of the most common and debilitating neurodegenerative disorders.

Hebrew U Isolates ‘Haploid’ Human Stem Cells, Changing Future of Medicine

Potential for regenerative medicine and cancer research earns doctoral student Ido Sagi a Kaye Innovation Award.

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