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Israeli nanotech provides green electricity [VIDEO]

Israeli nanotech provides green electricity [VIDEO]

In life, it’s usually the big things that get our attention. But sometimes, says Barry Breen, it’s the small things that end up making a big difference in our lives. And in the case of Breen’s company, Jerusalem-based Orionsolar, we’re …

Experimental orchard lays groundwork for new medicines

Dr. Elaine Solowey shows visitor the Dalai Lama one of the Tibetan medicinal herbs she has cultivated in her experimental orchard. A group of tourists treks its way into the Kibbutz Ketura Experimental Orchard, about 30 minutes north of Israel’s …

Going electric with the ‘Energy Tower’

Professor Dan Zaslavsky: We could easily produce between 15 to 20 times the total electricity the world uses today. The Israeli inventors call it an Energy Tower, and if it’s adopted worldwide it could become a major source of cheap …

Carefully plug in to the electric car revolution

It’s important to be aware of the limits, and not think that new technology alone is the answer. A report last week in Israeli business paper The Marker about Israel’s Finance Ministry’s willingness to consider waiving purchase tax on electric …

Green revolution catching up in Israel

Health-conscious Israelis enjoy an organic drink at Kibbutz Alummot, one of the many ‘natural’ resorts that have opened in the country. “Not only are plants becoming polluted but people’s bodies are also being harmed by the accumulated waste. It is …

Israeli natural pesticide protects crops with turmeric

The turmeric plant. ‘Coming from a country setting in a Druze village, I know the value of natural medicine and products, because we produce many of our own.’ – Prof. Fadel Mansour. Few plants provide so many medicinal qualities as …