March 13, 2017, Updated January 18, 2023

In honor of Albert Einstein’s 138th birthday, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space will host its National Science Day happening, on March 14. Universities and research centers across the country will hold special events (free of charge) that highlight the fun aspects of science while simultaneously raising public awareness and interest.

The Ministry also published a survey on Top Israeli Innovations. Sixty-one percent of Israelis chose the Iron Dome as the Most Innovative Israeli invention.

The navigation app Waze was chosen as the second most important invention, followed by the disk-on-key/flash drive, Copaxone, drip irrigation and Intel chips.

“National Science Day is an excellent opportunity to show pride in the many inventions Israelis developed. We have some of the most brilliant minds in the world and great creativity,” said Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis.

The theme of this year’s happening is “Israeli discoveries and developments that affected the world.”

Some of the National Science Day events will continue through March 16.

ISRAEL21c has put together a unique online exhibition called 18 Ways Israel is Changing the World, which can be staged anywhere and at any time of the year.

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