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Israel’s Spider unravels a web of escape

The user puts on a harness, attaches himself or herself to the cable, and then exits out of the window. When the Spider, which is attached to the floor, senses the user’s weight, it starts to unwind the cable.

Israeli-US initiative provides one-stop shop for gene exploration

GeneCards acts like a sophisticated encyclopedia, integrating a vast and comprehensive range of information about human genes and their encoded proteins from dozens of major data sources, both public and proprietary.A US-Israeli start-up is now offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies …

Israeli technology safeguards your mobile phone

CryptoCell, which can be added to mobile devices at the chipset level, protects the processor of a mobile device by isolating it from other parts of the computer.Just when you thought you had protected your PC to the hilt, a …

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 …