When Israeli venture capital meets social ventures

Proceeds generated from successful company exits have thus far been contributed to twelve Israeli non-profit organizations active in the areas of youth and education.What began just three years ago as the brainchild of Israeli venture capitalist Yadin Kaufmann has been …

Discovering the real baby Einsteins

One of the babies in Dr. Berger’s study wearing a ‘geodesic-net’, which consists of 128 electrodes woven together.You may think that your baby is merely gazing at the stars, when in fact, she may be counting them. That’s what Israeli …

Israelis launch aid efforts for Katrina victims

Israelis have been watching the unfolding tragedy of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath with deep concern, and from the highest levels of government to the individual grass-roots efforts, they have been offering assistance and support to the parts of the …

A graceful bender of metal

Orna Ben-Ami working in her studio in the industrial section of Ramat Hasharon.A loud, busy, industrial area full of garages and equipment repair shops isn’t where you’d normally expect to find an artist at work in her well-appointed studio. But …

The key to easing a plague

Dr. Nadav Shashar’s research on locust flight patterns can potentially combat the devastating affect they have on crops. Swarms of locusts have, ever since Biblical times, been considered a real plague. Hardy desert locusts are able to swarm for great …

Games people play – for peace

“Master Peace” is a game that was designed with the goal of promoting creative communication and active listening.Working toward intercultural understanding and world peace may seem like serious business, but to Tamar Meshulam, it’s a game. Not just any game, …