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February 2017

Robot Companion to Cure Loneliness for Elderly

in Economy & Innovation/Health & Science
Credit: Pixabay

Loneliness is becoming a worldwide epidemic, especially for older people who live alone. Recent studies have proven the dire effects loneliness can have on someone’s life, and an Israeli company called Intuition Robotics has set out to change that. Intuition Robotics has brought together the fields of technology and psychology to create Elli●Q, a robot…

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Award-winning Film peeks into Liberal Arab World

in Life, Culture & Sports
Credit: Deux Beaux Garcon Films

We’re finally getting a proper peek into the Israeli Arab world, and the Arab leadership is already calling for a boycott. “In Between” is an award winning film, recently released, which shares the story of three Arab women who decide to leave their small village of Umm al-Fahm and move to Tel Aviv, the most…

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Journey Out of Jerusalem

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports
Credit: Pixabay

You would think the capital city of Israel and the holiest city in the world would bring an influx of new residents every year – and it does. However, the population rate shows that more people are leaving Jerusalem than entering the city, and it’s been going on for a number of consecutive years. In…

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Babysitter’s Club 2.0

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports
Photo Credit: Popinz

Ya’ara Cohen grew up in Jerusalem as the eldest of 5 sisters and surrounded by plenty of cousins, and inevitably, as a babysitter. She was always the oldest at family affairs and the youngest employee in her offices. She found herself in high demand, and was always being asked the same question – “can you…

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Digging back into the mystery of Masada

in Tourism & Nature
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Known for its rich history and glorious sunrise views, Masada, a UNESCO heritage site sitting in Southern Israel beside the Dead Sea, is being revisited after an 11 year hiatus. Starting February 5, a team from Tel Aviv University, being led by Guy Stiebel, is spending 30 days excavating untouched areas of the ancient fortress.…

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