Israel’s Desalitech won the Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year award at the 2016 Global Water Awards in Abu Dhabi; The CEO of the water company for Sau Paulo, Brazil’s financial center, has come to Israel to learn how Israeli tech can help SABESP overcome Sau Paulo’s water shortages, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Desalitech wins award – in Abu Dhabi
Israel’s Desalitech won the Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year award at the 2016 Global Water Awards in Abu Dhabi. Desalitech’s closed-circuit reverse osmosis desalination system counters the slow build-up of salinity in aquifers and waterways.
Water tech for Sau Paulo
Professor Jerson Kelman is CEO of SABESP – the water company for Sau Paulo, Brazil’s financial center, with a population three times that of Israel. He has come to Israel to learn how Israeli tech can help SABESP overcome Sau Paulo’s water shortages.
Second in International Robotics competition
A team of students from Israel’s Rothschild-Hashomron High School in Binyamina came second at the prestigious international FIRST Robotics Competition in St. Louis, USA. Over 20,000 students from 24 countries pitted their robots against one another in completing set tasks.
Unhealthy food banned from Israeli schools
New Israeli Education Ministry guidelines prohibit selling or serving of sweets, snacks, and sugary or fatty foods to school and kindergarten students throughout Israel. Replacements include low-fat spreadable cheeses, avocado, whole-wheat pasta and bread, fruit and vegetables.
Cleaning solar panels in India
Israel-based Ecoppia is building a plant in India to manufacture its robotic solar cleaners at a new, state-of-the-art facility near Chennai. Ecoppia’s robotic cleaning system uses controlled air flow to push the accumulated dirt off the solar panels
Don’t pay the bad guys
The technology of Israel’s Tipalti ensures that companies never make payments to individuals or companies that are on government watch lists. Tipalti did $2 billion of sales last year.
Dyson fan shows Israeli air quality status
British engineering giant Dyson has linked up with Israel’s BreezoMeter to allow users of Dyson’s new Pure Cool Link fan to compare indoor air quality, humidity, temperature and pollen count with outdoors. Nearly 9,500 Londoners die annually from exposure to pollutants.
3D printers refurbish Israeli planes
Israel’s Air Force Aerial Maintenance Unit is using 3D printers to print aircraft parts in order to keep 30-year-old planes flying. The technology has attracted original manufacturers Boeing and Lockheed to see how the upgrades can make the planes perform even better than when new.
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