Israel Innovation

February 10, 2021

Israeli study: Those with Pfizer Covid vaccine less likely to pass virus to others

An Israeli woman receives a Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine on Feb. 7, 2021, in Hadera. Photo by Gili Yaari/Flash90 by Abigail Klein Leichman (Israel21c) — People who’ve received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination against Covid-19 seem significantly less likely to “shed” or transmit […]
January 25, 2021

Using bacteria to disintegrate, recycle single-use plastics

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash by Yael Mor (Israel21c) — Every year, more than 300 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide, and around half of the produced materials are designed for single-use purposes. In fact, more plastic has […]
December 17, 2020

Study: Covid can be easily killed with ultraviolet LED lights

Israeli researchers discover that coronavirus can be quickly and easily killed using UV LED lights. Photo by Nor Gal via Shutterstock.com (Israel21c) — As the world continues to race toward a vaccine for Covid-19, new Israeli research shows that the […]
October 10, 2020

Major spinal surgery while fully awake? It’s possible, in Israel

From left, Dr. José Cohen, David Avital and Dr. Josh E. Schroeder at Hadassah Medical Center after Avital’s local-anesthesia spinal surgery. Photo courtesy of Hadassah (Israel21c) — After 74-year-old David Avital fell at home, he was brought to Hadassah University […]
September 6, 2020

Tulane-Hebrew U. partnership to lead one of three new U.S.-Israel Energy Centers

Daniel Shantz, The Entergy Chair in Clean Energy Engineering at Tulane University, will lead one of three U.S.-Israel Energy Centers. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano) Tulane University, Louisiana State University and the University of Louisiana will partner in leading one of […]
August 11, 2020

As hurricane season approaches, Israeli drones help Fla. power company spot storm damage

Percepto’s Sparrow drone over a solar farm. Photo: courtesy By Brian Blum (Israel21c) — As the annual hurricane season hits Florida, Israeli-made autonomous drones are helping the state’s major power utility keep customers connected. Modi’in-based Percepto already provides six Percepto […]
July 1, 2020

Israeli invents self-healing artificial electronic skin

Self-healing high-tech “skin” developed by Technion doctoral student Muhammad Khatib. Photo: courtesy by Abigail Klein Leichman (Israel21c) — A doctoral student at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa has invented a soft polymer that could be used […]
May 24, 2020

Israel: Light Unto the Nations in the Coronavirus Fight

by Shari Dollinger (JNS) — Israel is a light unto the nations, the world’s first responder and the startup nation. The Jewish state is known for doing more with less and exceeding beyond all reasonable expectations. It made the desert […]
May 17, 2020

Israeli partnership extracts water from air for hospital in Gaza

The Watergen GEN-M atmospheric water generator was hoisted onto the roof of a pediatric cancer hospital in Gaza City. Photo: courtesy by Abigail Klein Leichman (Israel21c) — Children and staff at Gaza’s only pediatric cancer hospital now have access to […]