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Israeli desert turned into Mars mission

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If the Israeli desert seems like it’s light years away, for six Israeli pioneers, for four days, it was. Named the “Ramonauts,” four men and two women stepped into a simulated mission to Mars, or the closest space they could find to it – the Israeli desert. According to the Israeli Space Agency, the Ramon…

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Ben Gurion Airport new wing opens

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature

The fourth wing of Ben Gurion Airport opened last week. As air travel and tourism ramps up in numbers, the Israeli Airports Authority created a long-term plan to manage the increase. With the opening of the fourth wing, or Wing E, the airport can now serve about 1,800 more people per hour. The wing was…

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Asylum seeker deportation triggers anger

in Economy & Innovation

The Israeli government and greater community of Israel are going to moral war over about 20,000 asylum seekers who are in danger of being deported from Israel. On January 1, 2018, the government announced that asylum seekers who did not submit a claim would be required to leave the country, or would be indefinitely jailed.…

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New software prevents car crashes

in Economy & Innovation

In 2017, one person died every day because of a car accident. Over 24,000 people were injured over the course of the year. While car crashes seem inevitable, imagine if there was enough information to prevent the possibility of a car crash. A team from Bar Ilan University, led by Sarit Kraus and Ariel Rosenfeld,…

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How Banks and Bitcoin Get Along

in Economy & Innovation

Not surprisingly, banks and Bitcoin aren’t getting along. In the most recent flurry of financial mayhem, droves of peoples are buying Bitcoin, and the banks around the world are not on board. The Bank of Israel stated that they will not recognize cryptocurrencies as legitimate currency, and it is currently considered a digital asset. While…

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