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Second Israeli Astronaut Will Head to Space

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Eytan Stibbe, a former flight pilot, is planning his journey to space as the second Israeli astronaut. The 62-year-old Israeli is set to launch on a mission with the International Space Station at the end of 2021. The launch will take off from Florida, and upcoming training will also take him to Russia and Germany.…

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With Great Unemployment Comes Great Opportunity

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When Shaul Goldstein, head of Israel National Parks Authority, understood the unemployment situation due to corona, he saw an opportunity to launch a project he’d been wanting to for a long time. He turned to the Finance Ministry and requested 500,000 people be hired to clean Israel’s parks and nature sites. He only received funding…

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Tel Aviv University Building Satellite for Space

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In the era of “new space”, civilians, professors, and students can send satellites into the galaxy. For the past two years, a sector of the Tel Aviv University has been building such a satellite, dubbed TAU-SAT1. About the size of a shoebox, the device is built to collect data and measure cosmic radiation from the…

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This Israeli Robot Picks Fruit  

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At least 10% of fruit rots on trees because there aren’t enough people to pick it. For farmers who work year-round on their fields, harvest season often requires not only the need to pick fruit quickly for minimal waste, but also to hire workers, provide housing and insurance, healthcare, and transportation, making for an extra…

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Jerusalem Will Build to 50 Floors

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In a controversial move, Jerusalem, a city steeped in history, tradition and ancient culture, is turning a new leaf. Despite being loved for its low Old City skyline, the municipality has recently approved a series of new high rises. Once upon a time the city was allowed only to build up to 8 stories, slowly…

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