A week-old Iraqi infant underwent an emergency operation in Israel to correct a congenital heart defect.
New Yorkers are finding parking in their city a great deal easier with a new Israeli app called Pango that lets users locate, book and pay for parking spots via their smartphone. Other US cities in Arizona and Pennsylvania are also using the system.
Israel engineers are behind the development of the largest communications router in the world, launched by Cisco.
Israeli scientists have alleviated Parkinson’s-like symptoms in rats.
Israel has the world’s second highest per capita of new books.
Israeli medical researchers have shown that lycopene – the red pigment found in tomatoes – lowers blood pressure.
The Waldorf-Astoria luxury hotel in Jerusalem hired eco-builders from a tiny kibbutz in Israel’s Negev Desert to provide the interior touches.
In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).
A winning proposal by Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology and Cornell University will form the basis of the future NYTechinstitute in the Big Apple.