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).
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.
Israeli diagnostic company Novamed has developed a home diagnostics product that can detect a heart attack even before it takes place.
Israel hosts IBM’s largest R&D facilities outside the United States.
Israeli scientists have discovered how to turn mismatched cells into cancer fighters.
A team of Israeli genetic researchers has identified a genetic defect that causes a severe neurodegenerative disease in Bedouin children resulting in premature death.
An Israeli company has developed a device that could enable millions of American diabetics to painlessly inject themselves with insulin.
Israel has two official languages: Hebrew and Arabic.