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  • Beersheva is the city multinational players like IBM, Cisco, Lockheed Martin RSA and Deutsche Telekom are looking toward to find cybersecurity solutions for defending critical infrastructures.
  • Fashion-designer href="http://www.israel21c.org/worlds-first-fashion-collection-printed-at-home/" target="_blank">Danit Peleg created the first-ever ready-to-wear clothing line made at home on 3D printers. She then caught the world’s attention when US snowboarder Amy Purdy danced a samba at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympics in Rio while wearing a Peleg-designed 3D dress.
  • Tel Aviv claims to have the highest per-capita ratio of dogs to people in the world.
  • An Israeli architect designed the world's scariest bridge across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in China.
  • The ="http://www.israel21c.org/worlds-oldest-oceanic-crust-found-in-mediterranean-sea/" target="_blank">world’s oldest oceanic crust still in place can be found in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Israeli matzah factories send kosher-for-Passover matzah products to over 50 countries around the world.
  • In March 2016, the Guinness World Records confirmed that Israel Kristal of Haifa is the world’s oldest living man.
  • Good Deeds Day was started by Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison. Since its launch in 2007, Good Deeds Day is marked in over 50 countries including the US, Mexico, Panama, Chile, Argentina, France, Germany, Switzerland, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Hungary, Ukraine, South Africa and Singapore.
  • Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates put an Israeli author's 400-page history of the human race on his 2016 list of best reads.
  • A unique grassroots organization that offers emergency medical treatment in Israel is now training teams of volunteers to save lives across North and South America, Europe and India.
  • An Israeli company has created a rechargeable wearable device called Livia, which can relieve menstrual cramps.
  • A Jerusalem startup, Glide, has developed the first camera for Apple Watch, bringing game-changing functionality to wearables.
  • A small Israeli-Arab village in the Lower Galilee has one of the highest numbers of doctors per capita in the world.
    1. Intel's new game-changing processor, Skylake, which experts believe will significantly advance the computing industry, was developed at the multinational corporations offices in Haifa.
  • Amazon’s Kindle device was largely developed in the heart of Israel’s high-tech center in Herzliya.
  • Two Arab-Israeli engineers have developed a 2x2x2-inch computer, which is the smallest in the world. The CuBox-i, sells for just $55 and is made by Israeli company, SolidRun.  
  • Developers of Israel's missile defense system, Iron Dome, which became the hero of the 2014 conflict in Gaza, used some components from a toy car bought at Toys R Us  to make the first prototype.  
  • An Israeli startup, StoreDot, has developed a technology that can charge a mobile phone in just 30 seconds.
  • Trucks will be a lot safer and greener thanks to an Israeli company, Neomatix, which has developed a device to check tire pressure remotely, when trucks park for the night. Improperly inflated tires waste energy, wear down tire treads, and are a safety hazard.
  • Israel has designed the first flight system to protect passenger and freighter aircraft against missile attack.
  • Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin – 109 per 10,000 people – as well as one of the highest percapita rates of patents filed.
  • In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).
  • Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the US.
  • According to industry officials, Israel designed the airline industry’s most impenetrable flight security. U.S. officials now look to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security threats.
  • Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita.
  • Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions. Israel places first in this category as well.
  • The first PC anti-virus software was developed in Israel in 1979.
  • AirTrain JFK –; the 8.1-mile light rail labrynthe that connects JFK Airport to New York City’s mass transit – is protected by the Israeli-developed Nextiva surveillance system.
  • An Israeli company M-Systems was the first to patent and introduce the disk on key.
  • A team of Israeli and US researchers has designed a watermelon-picking robot endowed with artificial vision to do the job of harvesting.
  • A small Israel company called Lenslet has developed a revolutionary electro-optic processor which operates one thousand times faster than any known Digital Signal Processor.
  • An Israeli-developed alogrithm enabled NASA to transmit images from Mars.
  • Israel hosts IBM’s largest R&D facilities outside the United States.
  • Israeli researchers have developed an engineless, nano-RPV (remote piloted vehicle).
  • The U.S. Marines in Iraq are using an Israel-developed hand-held computer for communication purposes.
  • Israel engineers are behind the development of the largest communications router in the world, launched by Cisco.
  • Israeli air force pilot technology is being used to train American college basketball and hockey players.
  • Millions of American youngsters will soon be able to surf safely in Internet chat rooms thanks to Israeli technology.
  • Jerusalem-based SnapKeys is bringing smartphone users a whole new way to type with an invisible keyboard.
  • A new Israeli iPhone and iPad app called GroupShot flawlessly cobbles together the best images from a variety of group shots where somebody’s blinking, yawning or clowning.
  • A winning proposal by Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology and Cornell University will form the basis of the future NYTechinstitute in the Big Apple.
  • An Israeli smartphone app already in use worldwide enables drivers to avoid jams, and navigate their way through crowded city streets, using data from their phone’s GPS.
  • The new American state-of-the-art F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft will be equipped with Israeli-developed mounted display systems in their helmets which incorporate and display all vital flight data.
  • Israeli mini-unmanned aerial vehicles are being used by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Intel has sold more than $5 billion worth of the Israeli-developed Centrino chipsets since they were introduced in March 2003.
  • An Israeli company has developed the world’s first video ringtones for cell phones – the Vringo.
  • Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology was pioneered in Israel.
  • Bill Gates called Israel a major player in the high tech world.
  • Intel’s new multi-core processor was completely developed at its facilities in Israel.
  • Motorola has its largest R&D center outside of the US in Israel.
  • Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-Israel.
  • The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.
  • Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.
  • Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel.
  • The technology for AOL Instant Messenger was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.
  • With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of high-tech companies in the world (apart from the Silicon Valley).
  • Prof. Robert Aumann is the fourth Israeli in the last four years to win a Nobel prize.
  • Israeli technology is behind the successful testing of in-flight cell phone use.
  • New Yorkers are finding parking in their city a great deal easier with a new Israeli app called Pango that lets users locate, book and pay for parking spots via their smartphone. Other US cities in Arizona and Pennsylvania are also using the system.
  • Israeli company Project RAY has developed the world’s first smartphone for people with visual disabilities, opening up the benefits of digital access to a population excluded up to now. Already in use in Israel, the smartphone is now launching in the US.
  • Life is about to get a lot quieter thanks to an Israeli company, Silentium, that has developed an award-winning noise cancelling technology that can be applied to almost everything – from home appliances to airplane seats.