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Israeli Youth Travel to UAE to Reimagine Future

in Economy & Innovation

In the eighth year of its afterschool science, technology, and entrepreneurship program, PICO Kids has sent one of many upcoming delegations to Dubai for a 5-day summit focusing on water solutions. Sixteen kids, or PICO Ambassadors, from Jerusalem, Israel met a group of peers from the UAE who teamed up for a make-a-thon at the…

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Researchers Create Zero Waste Optical Lenses 

in Health & Science

Despite a 300-year optical industry standard, two Israeli researchers have uncovered an innovative and comparably cheap, way to make optical lenses. While the traditional method typically requires a large slab of material, which is then ground down and shaped, resulting in about 80% waste, a new method allows for zero waste.  Enter Prof. Moran Bercovici…

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Israeli Unicorns Doubled in 2021

in Economy & Innovation

Israeli technologies are flying up, with 33 new Unicorns “born” this year alone, which means startups that are valued at over $1 billion. In 2020, there were only 20 Israeli unicorns. The three dominating sectors are fintech, cybertech, and tech infrastructure, which have led the way bringing in a total of $24.5 billion in the…

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Waze Algorithm Faults its Million Users

in Economy & Innovation

For the million users who trust Waze to navigate roads in real time, CEO Guy Berkowitz recently admitted that the algorithm is no longer accurate and has been skewing people’s routes. With the lack of travel in a post-pandemic world, traffic in Israel increased by 23%, and the Waze algorithm hasn’t yet caught up, sending…

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Cyber Hackers Target Israeli Hospitals 

in Health & Science

At least nine hospitals and other health organizations have been targeted by cybercriminals, the Ministry of Health recently announced. The attempted cyberattacks, also called ransomware attacks, aimed to halt the Israeli hospital systems, making it almost impossible for operations to continue and the medical staff to serve their patients.  One hospital in particular, the Hillel…

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