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Mekorot, Aquate Group in landmark deal

Mekorot, the national water company, has signed an unprecedented commercial agreement with Aquate Group, a global developer of sustainable assets which deliver both climate change mitigation and adaptation services on a regional basis. Mekorot hopes the landmark deal, which was …

Archaeologists: Herod didn’t build Kotel

History may be in need of a re-write after newly found coins underneath Jerusalem’s Western Wall seem to suggest that King Herod did not build the compound for which he has always been credited. Photo by Vladimir Naykhin The first …

eyeSight gets $4.2m for gesture technology

Doing ordinary tasks with the swipe of your hand is about to become an even bigger part of everyday life. At least that’s the plan Israeli eyeSight Mobile Technologies has following its latest $4.2 million round of funding, led by …

Microsoft pays $70m for VideoSurf

Microsoft has acquired VideoSurf – a startup company founded by four Israeli entrepreneurs — for a reported sum of $70 million, in an effort to improve its position in the online video search field. VideoSurf is a video search engine …

How to stop overcrowding in ER

Controlling patient flow could be the answer to halting jam-packed ER departments. According to researchers in a new joint study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Israeli Ministry of Health and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, monitoring the patient flow …

Solaris Synergy wins global cleantech award

Israel’s Solaris Synergy is the Best Solar company in the world, according to the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA). The award-winning Solaris is renowned for its solar energy grids that can float on water, reducing energy production costs, and preventing …

Getting dirty water clean with bacteria

The Yissum Research Development Company, the technology transfer arm of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has come up with an environmentally-friendly, biological solution for purifying contaminated water. The invention uses bacteria as novel biofilters to reduce nitrate levels in water …

‘Extinct’ frog found in Israel

Photo by Dror Galili Excitement is running high in conservation circles in Israel, after the discovery of a rare frog thought to have been extinct for over 50 years. A nature warden on a routine patrol in the Hula Nature …

US mayors seek bilateral cooperation

Mayors of five major American cities as well as senior policymakers are now in Israel on an education seminar that could lead to bilateral cooperation. The mission, sponsored by Project Interchange, is intended to provide these US leaders with a …

China-Israel conference on physics

Prominent researchers from China and Israel are taking part in a conference on condensed matter physics, starting tomorrow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This is the first collaboration of its kind with the …