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New App Eases Treatment of Neurological Disorders

in Economy & Innovation/Health & Science

In a world growing more remote, there is also a growing need for at-home medical care. A new app called Montfort is now bridging the gap between doctors and patients who may have neurological conditions. The app runs a number of physiological, motor, cognitive, and mood tests, which can be monitored and provide results based…

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Jerusalem Building Plan Causes Environmental Concern

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature

Despite 6,000 rejections, Israel’s National Planning and Building Council approved a building plan for a new neighborhood in the Jerusalem Hills. The White Ridge planning project includes 5,250 housing units spanning about 1,045 dunams, or 260 acres. Two new buildings were also approved at the Ora Junction, though project leaders were asked to reduce the…

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Israeli Innovation Saves Caribbean Beaches

in Economy & Innovation

When Ydgal Ach visited the Dominican Republic in 2018, he was met firsthand with one of their major pain points: an excessive amount of stinky seaweed washed up along their beautiful white beaches. The algae called Sargassum was continuously being washed in from the ocean, seasonally hitting the shores. When Ach discovered that as a…

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Israel Enters Third Lockdown Yet Leads in Vaccination

in Economy & Innovation

As of Sunday, December 27, Israel entered into its third lockdown. Recent days have shown that numbers are topping over 5,000 people testing positive, a 5.6% rate of those tested. As numbers continue to rise, Israelis of all ages are lining up to receive the vaccination. Since starting the campaign on December 20, over 750,000…

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Tech Hackathon Winners Create Easier Way to Learn Hebrew

in Economy & Innovation

One hundred engineering and business students from Jerusalem College of Technology gathered for a 48-hour virtual hackathon, running for its fifth consecutive year. Hosted by the LevTech Entrepreneurship Center, the event ran online for the first time, and while there was a concern, it did not deplete from the spirit and energy of the Great…

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