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Hilik Magnus on a search-and-rescue mission in Huilo-Huilo, Chile.

A catalyst for change in organic-based fuels

Israeli engineer Dr. Sobhi Basheer has developed a way to minimize the toxic byproducts created while making biofuel from organic waste while lowering production costs.   Dr. Sobhi Basheer of TransBioDiesel: using his experience with enzymes to replace conventional polluting …

Just don’t call him the Zohan

Despite remarkable similarities to Adam Sandler’s the Zohan, for Piny Benzaken, Israeli sportsman turned hairdresser to the stars, it’s all about the work.   Hair history – Piny Benzaken created the unforgettable look that helped John Travolta make his famous …

The engineer who makes wine

By day, he’s a civil engineer. By night, Israeli Doron Yitzhaki is a winemaker, with a new label of blended global wines made from the best wines in the world.   Wine is a romantic business, says Israeli winemaker Doron …

Israel’s maverick academic

Not content to rest on the academic laurels he earned at an unusually young age, Ely Porat also uses his smarts to improve education in the sciences.   How do you become the youngest professor in Israel? Extraordinary smarts and …

Dialysis for our city aquifers

An Israeli engineer has developed a water harvesting and treatment system to collect and clean urban rainwater that he says could work in cities from Melbourne to Manhattan.   When rain pours down on the streets of New York City, …

On the wings of an albatross

Former army helicopter pilot Duby Tal so identifies with the albatross that he named his aerial photography company after the rare bird and soared to success.   It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s an albatross. Veteran helicopter pilot …

The Green Bedouin

It’s not an easy task, but one young Israeli Bedouin has taken on the daunting challenge of bringing environmental awareness to his people. The first thing visitors to the Bedouin town of Rahat notice is the litter. Household garbage lies …

Using what’s right, to fix what’s wrong

An Israeli woman has adapted pyschotrauma programs developed in the wake of terrorism in Israel for post natural-disaster work with survivors of Hurricane Katrina. The vast experience that Israeli psychologists have accumulated in treating terror-related post-traumatic stress is proving to …

Israeli female Arab physician breaks the glass ceiling – twice

Israeli female Arab physician breaks the glass ceiling – twice

Dr Suheir Assady is the first female Arab physician to head a medical department in Israel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvhJAZlY030 Just a few months ago, Dr Suheir Assady was appointed to head the Nephrology Department at the Rambam Health Campus in Haifa http://www.rambam.org.il/Home+Page. …