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Slime is making millions of people sick every year. Photo via www.shutterstock.com

BrightSource gets a billion

With over $1 b. in US government loans, Israel’s BrightSource will build the world’s largest solar energy project in California, doubling the solar thermal electricity produced in the US today.   BrightSource Energy plans to build the world’s largest solar …

Better Place electric cars to debut in Israel

Better Place electric cars to debut in Israel

Israel will be the first country to install Better Place’s cutting edge network for electric cars, touted as affordable and attractive alternatives to combustion engine and hybrid vehicles.   Israel is taking on one of the most pressing problems of …

Shed weight with a ‘filling’ pill

With its super-absorbent polymers, Exotech may help you shed weight without surgery, grow crops with less water and heal wounds more quickly.   The natural super absorbent polymers created by Exotech can be used for a range of environmentally friendly …

Putting a scorpion sting in your pesticide

An Israeli researcher is modifying the toxins in scorpion venom in an attempt to create an ecologically sound insecticide that won’t harm honeybees or humans.   The Israeli yellow scorpion is one of the most poisonous in the world. Now …

Israel’s top ten water technology companies

A serious lack of potable water has forced Israel to create a flourishing water technology industry. ISRAEL21c brings you the country’s top 10 water companies.   It makes you think of the famous line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime …

Coriolis scales up for the wind

An alternative energy company, Israel’s Coriolis is targeting the $40 billion medium-scale wind solution market, with smaller turbines that take up less room, are cheaper, and can grow with customer needs. Coriolis Wind names itself after the Coriolis effect, the …

Israel and Texas to collaborate where they click

The states of Israel and Texas have much to share when it comes to alternative energy sources such as solar and hydro power, as $1b in investment potential attests.   Photo by Chen Leopold/Flash 90. Solar energy companies from Israel …

A drone that hones in on leaky pipes at home

An economical, airborne solution from an Israeli company could save up to a fifth of the urban water lost through leaky pipes.   More than 45 percent of water in the US is lost through leaky pipes. Arad Group can …