Health
Prof. Benayahu, right, diving for soft corals in Taiwan. Photo by Ming-Shiou Jeng

Spreading the word, not the disease

Everything came together: Boaz Carmeli, spokesperson for the IBM Haifa Research Lab.Imagine this scenario: an astute doctor identifies a patient with a highly communicable infectious disease. Realizing that the illness could rapidly spread and potentially become a pandemic, the doctor …

Israeli company Skyrad makes the sun fun

Skyrad aims to help people stop getting burned by the sun with a patch that lets you know when it’s time to cover up.Everyone loves the sun – but no one loves sunburn. A sunburn doesn’t just mean you’ve been …

Taking a bite out of the slow-release drugs market

Calcident’s tiny container can release anything from calcium to protect the teeth, to breath fresheners, or prescription drugs.An invention that could spur a revolution in the way drugs are given and an entirely new approach to how breath is freshened, …

The smallest needle in the universe to zap spider veins

David Solomon, chairman of Microvascular Eye Technology, creator of the world’s tiniest needle.Some of us have a genetic predisposition to those unsightly red and purplish, spider and varicose veins that surface in the most inappropriate places on our faces and …