The HARBO oil containment boom. (Screenshot) (Screenshot)
HARBO oil spill


Good News Israel presents Israeli tech better contains oil spills; 3D virtual shopping has arrived and much more.

By: Michael Ordman



Containing an oil spill

I included details about Israel’s HARBO technologies in my latest blog. Harbo’s floating boom circles an oil spill, allowing it to be removed before it devastates the coast. Good news for World Oceans Day.

New recycling plant for 1 million citizens

A brand new recycling plant has begun collecting the garbage of some 1 million residents of the Jerusalem region. The NIS 100 million plant uses state-of-the-art technology to transform waste into energy without human intervention.

Israel’s first natural gas powered truck

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has announced the first-ever natural gas vehicle for the Israeli market. The Iveco Stralis 4×2 heavy truck is a huge tractor-trailer-sized truck, powered by an Iveco Cursor 8 Compressed Natural Gas engine. A natural gas powered bus will also be imported.

New thermal imaging apps

Israel’s Opgal has just upgraded its Therm-App product that turns your smartphone into a professional thermal imaging system. It now includes full radiometric capability, multiple color palettes, video and sound recording.

The world’s smallest wearable GNSS antenna

Israel’s OriginGPS has launched the tiniest wearable device that can be tracked by Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). The Multi Micro Hornet combines low power, high sensitivity, fast response and accuracy to one meter.

3D on-line shops

Virtual shopping has arrived, thanks to Israel’s Tridshops. The advanced platform allows retailers to quickly set up an on-line store where shoppers “move” on a virtual walkway past 3D images of products which they can pick up, examine and manipulate through 360 degrees. A pilot store launches shortly.

A visual search engine

A new Israeli search engine called EyeIn will retrieve relevant visual Internet content from global events in real time. It uses social media and sophisticated algorithms to view an event from different locations in the audience or elsewhere. EyeIn was conceived by Moshe Hogeg, founder of Mobli.

Israeli water keeps on running

Two good articles on Israel’s wastewater recycling and desalination.

An app to stamp out cyber-bullying

Israeli nonprofit Red Button has produced the world’s first app that lets anyone, especially kids, easily report negative web behavior. Click the red button to send web and IP address, site ownership and more to volunteers at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), who collate the information and file complaints with the appropriate sites and/or authorities.

EU grant for Israel-Norway navigation project

The European Union is to fund a project combining ClearVision from Israel’s Elbit with the ash detection system of Norway’s Nicarnica. The Airborne Volcanic Object Imaging Detector (AVOID) system will enable commercial airline pilots to evade volcanic ash clouds.

Tel Aviv hosts international cybersecurity conference

Leading international cyber experts, policymakers, researchers, security officials, and diplomats attended the Fifth Annual International Cybersecurity Conference.


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