Thanks to Israel’s Aqwise, visitors to India’s Taj Mahal have drinking water; Israeli cancer charity Ezer Mizion and Israeli startup Click2Speak are piloting an on-screen keyboard operated by eye-tracking, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Water for the Taj Mahal
It is because of Israel’s Aqwise that visitors to India’s Taj Mahal have drinking water. The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, a city with about 2 million people. Aqwise helped build a water treatment plant, designed to treat 160,000 cubic meters per day, supplying drinking water to the entire city.
A keyboard for your eyes
Israeli cancer charity Ezer Mizion and Israeli startup Click2Speak are piloting an on-screen keyboard operated by eye-tracking. The goal is a low-cost, multi-lingual, easy-to-use keyboard, for users with impaired motor skills and high cognitive ability. Google has given the project a generous grant.
Five female students win Intel awards
Five female engineering students studying at Ben Gurion University have received Intel Academic Excellence Awards. They are Liron Agmon (Chemical), Liel Cohen (Industrial), Shiran Navah (Electrical & Computer), Rachel Abu (Industrial) and Naama Shukran (Electro-Optical).
At the forefront of education technology
This blog highlights some of the Israeli startups leading the way in technologies designed to improve the educational progress of students with learning difficulties.
Security using neuroscience
Israeli Psychoanalyst, counter terrorist expert, international writer and newsletter subscriber Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin has written “The Jihadi Dictionary.” This groundbreaking work is an essential intelligence tool for law enforcement. It is being used by US Psychological operations (PSYOP).
NIS 800 million to boost energy efficiency
Israel’s cabinet has approved a plan to allocate some £200 million in loans and grants for projects that will lead to energy efficiency in industry, business and local governments. It is expected to save the Israeli economy $8 billion, cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce pollution.
A cyber city in the Negev Desert
Beer Sheva is becoming a cyber-city to cement Israel’s place as a major digital power. No other country is so purposefully integrating its private, scholarly, government and military cyber-expertise.
Israel’s desert is a teaching experience
The Arava International Center for Agricultural Training (AICAT) hosts over 1,000 students every year from across Asia and Africa at its 10-month agriculture work-study program. In 2014, AICAT introduced an 18-month-long international master’s degree in plant sciences.
Romania seeks Israeli water tech
The senior management of Raja Constanta, Romania’s largest water utility, visited Israel with an intention to implement Israeli water technologies to improve Romania’s infrastructure. Currently only half the 22 million Romanians are connected to municipal water or wastewater systems.
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