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Israel’s Spacecraft Sends First Selfie

in Economy & Innovation

In true Israeli fashion, the first gift of Israel’s SpaceIL mission is a selfie snapped en route to the moon. The first photograph was sent from over 20,000 kilometers away from Earth, where only a couple weeks ago, Beresheet, or Genesis, was launched on February 22 from Cape Canaveral. The photograph shows the spectacular surface…

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Israeli Moon Mission Set for Takeoff

in Economy & Innovation

SpaceIL has packed up their spacecraft and is moments away from launching it straight towards the moon. If Beresheet, or Genesis, lands successfully, it will make Israel the fourth country to land on the moon, following the United States, Russia, and China. The spacecraft, costing over $100 million, was built over the past 8 years…

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The Rise and Fall of the Sea of Galilee

in Tourism & Nature

The Sea of Galilee, or the Kineret, has risen four feet since the winter season began in late October. The increase is a typical result of Israel’s annual rainy season, according to the Water Authority, and is still at the lowest level it’s been in the last 17 years, categorizing it as a hydrological drought.…

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A Million Dreams on the Moon

in Health & Science

A mission to the moon will carry a unique Israeli time capsule along with it for future generations. Along with the Declaration of Israeli Independence, an unmanned space craft will carry with it an Israeli flag, a map of Israel, a copy of the national anthem, the Bible, and a protective traveler’s prayer; in Hebrew…

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Can these Toilets Save the World?

in Health & Science

It’s not turning water into wine, but a new Israeli company is turning toilet waste into clean energy. HomeBiogas recently launched the Bio-Toilet, a sanitary solution which turns waste into cooking gas, offering up an all-in-one solution for global rural areas which lack access to clean toilets. The company, led by CEO and co-founder Oshik…

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