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Scientists Saving the Sabras from Pests  

in Health & Science

The national symbol of Israel is in danger, and the sabra cactus is being eaten alive and left for dead. The plant is being infested by aggressive pests, likely blown over from Lebanon. What started in 2013 in one small spot, has now become a widespread infestation across Northern Israel, and Israeli scientists are fighting…

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Jellyfish Mucus to Cure Plastic Pollution?

in Health & Science

Are jellyfish the solution to saving our seas and oceans? This is what two marine biologists from Haifa University are exploring as part of a global “GoJelly” project. The project is funded by a European Union initiative committed to developing, testing and promoting a “gelatinous solution to plastic pollution,” where “we will use jellyfish as…

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Self Driving Cars on Tel Aviv Road

in Economy & Innovation

Self driving cars have officially hit the road. Yandex, a Russian tech company with a fleet of autonomous cars, was given approval to test the autonomous cars in a northern part of Tel Aviv. The technology, comprised of aspects of computer vision, machine learning, and cloud technologies, was tested for the fifth time in an…

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3D Printer Technique Simulates Surgery

in Health & Science

Just like flight simulation for pilots, doctors can now simulate surgery, thanks to a new technique developed by Israeli doctors utilizing a 3D printer. For complex and delicate surgeries, for the patients who need them, and the doctors who perform this, the new method has the power to shift the medical process. Before, doctors could…

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First 3D Live Heart is Printed in Israel

in Health & Science

Biological magic has been made thanks to a team of Israeli researchers and scientists, who digitally printed the first live heart. The team, led by Professor Tal Dvir from Tel Aviv University, created the heart using regenerative fatty tissue cells. The printing took about four hours and is the first time a heart has been printed…

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