The Lotan buildings are constructed from straw bales coated with mud, making them fireproof as well as earthquake-proof.

Germ-slaying ozone creates pure water

“Clean” isn’t always as clean as you think. While the chemicals in cleaning solutions and water purification systems do away with germs, they dirty the environment and aren’t healthy for humans. An Israeli company is offering an alternative: an ozone-based …

An air pollution alert for the home

Israel’s AirBase Systems uses advanced nanotechnology to develop the lowest-cost air pollution monitor and alert on the market. Photo by Moshe Shai/Flash90 Traffic on busy urban highways is one of the major causes of air pollution worldwide. If you live …


Using water to power itself

What could be simpler than generating electricity for municipal water monitoring systems from the flow of the water itself? That’s the breakthrough idea of Israel’s HydroSpin.