Technology
This illustration shows the DeOrbiter 1 microsatellite attached to a much larger communication satellite after the rendezvous and docking process, and pushing it to the "graveyard orbit."

Return of expats aids Israel biotech

Bringing them back home – ‘The initiative was always outstanding in this country, what we didn’t have was management.’ Guy Malchi is at his weekly meeting with Professor Zvia Agur, the founder and chair of Optimata, an Israeli bio-simulation company …

Intel’s new chip design developed in Israel

Intel’s Pat Gelsinger introduces two new microprocessors during the Digital Enterprise keynote at the Fall Intel Developer Forum held last week in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Intel Press Relations).The Intel Corporation has unveiled its next generation micro-architecture, a multi-core …

Predicting how you’re going to shop online

A researcher at IBM’s Haifa Laboratories has developed a program that monitors the behavior of online shoppers over time.The Internet has made shopping as easy as clicking the mouse, but not everyone who surfs a site will buy something: there …

The key to easing a plague

Dr. Nadav Shashar’s research on locust flight patterns can potentially combat the devastating affect they have on crops. Swarms of locusts have, ever since Biblical times, been considered a real plague. Hardy desert locusts are able to swarm for great …

Transcending tensions through technology

Regeen Handan and Dvora Peretz quickly became good friends through their participation in MEET (Middle East Education Through Technology).Dvora Peretz, from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Tor and Regeen Handan of Bethlehem might reside only a few kilometers away from …

A roadmap for corporate brainstorming

What do the Ford Motor Company, Johnson & Johnson, Eastman Kodak and BBC have in common? These household names, and many other major companies, have discovered a new way of thinking – promoting creativity to develop new products using a …

Ashkelon plant to help keep the region stocked with water

The world’s largest desalination plant will supply 15 percent of Israel’s household water needs.If there is something that all Middle Eastern countries can agree on, it is the need for more sources of water in their region. Water shortages, and …

Israeli device goes straight to the bone

WaisMed’s Bone Injection Gun (BIG) enables a medic to bypass the veins and penetrate the tibia within seconds to inject saline or medications into the marrow.Whether on the battlefield or in the emergency room, when first responders arrive to treat …

Israel’s Teva becomes a global powerhouse

Teva produces and sells more than 300 generic drugs in North America, Israel, and Europe, including anti-infective, heart, pain and other drugs.The big news on the business pages this week may be that Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. …