Environment
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Israeli rodents are more cautious than Jordanian ones

Joint studies by Israeli and Jordanian scientists reveal that it is human behavior that influences the differences between animal species on the two sides of the border.   Photo courtesy of Jorge Novominsky/Flash90 Gerbils in Israel are more cautious than …

Launching little pigs to fix leaky pipes

An Israeli company may save up to 30 percent of the 88 billion liters of water lost to pinhole leaks in pipes all over the world, every day.   Curapipe’s solution is designed to seal leaks fast, with little inconvenience …

A rocket engine for your car [Video]

A rocket engine for your car [Video]

With its jet turbine engines and lithium ion batteries, Israel’s ETV Motors is producing clean, quiet, efficient, inexpensive, and environmentally sound personal transport.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR6SeLkQbmw ETV Motors in Israel is working to replace piston engines in cars with cleaner, more …

An award-winning ‘henhouse of the future’

Israeli company Agrotop’s revolutionary new green henhouse will make it eggs over easy for EU countries to comply with new poultry regulations designed to make life better for our hens.   Aside from making life more comfortable for the hens, …

Sorting through garbage for gold

An Israeli trash sorting system separates organic and inorganic garbage and in one city alone saves gas emissions equivalent to taking 8,000 cars off the road.   Photo courtesy Chen Leopold/ Flash90 The Arrow Ecology solid waste treatment facility near …

Creating fuel with every flush

Israel’s Applied CleanTech recognizes sewage as both a vital resource and energy source and is saving it from going down the drain.   Applied CleanTech’s Sewage Recycling System is turning sewage into a fertile source of energy. It may not …

Taking the earth’s temperature

An Israeli researcher has developed a ‘thermometer’ or ‘soil dipstick’ that can help diagnose the effects of global warming on the earth’s crust.   A new Optical Soil Dipstick (OSD) developed by Israeli professor Eyal Ben-Dor can forecast the health …

Siemens buys Israel’s Solel Solar for $418 million

German giant Siemens aims to turn both itself and the world a little greener with the acquisition of one of Israel’s leading solar thermal energy companies. German electronics giant Siemens has purchased Israeli solar thermal energy company Solel Solar Systems …