A farmer inspects a field on his California farm. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli) (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)
California Drought


Good News Israel presents Israeli tech to help alleviate California drought; Israeli app cuts car repair costs and much more.

By: Michael Ordman



Water-saving tips in California

Israeli water technology experts went to Sacramento (twinned with Israel’s Ashkelon), to demonstrate smart ways to secure water from a desert. These included recycling wastewater, desalination, detecting leaky pipes and different charging structures for water purity. US cities Los Angeles and Beverly Hills are also partnering with Israel for water conservation. http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/beverly_hills_partners_with_israel_in_water_conservation_solutions

Water advice for the World Bank

Israel has signed an agreement to share best practices on water with the World Bank.

France-Israel TransTech Conference

On Oct 27 2015, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-France holds its 6th TRANSTECH Conference seminar on Technology Transfer, Financial Technology & Clean Technology, to encourage an international cooperation between Israel, France and the European Union.

Beautifying Wikipedia

Israel’s Wikiwand takes content from a Wiki page and redraws it in a more aesthetically pleasing format, with extra elements – like a table of contents, maps, drawings, etc

Taking control if pilot loses consciousness

An Israeli-developed smart flight helmet will detect emergency situations in which pilots are about to lose consciousness, and take control of the plane in order to prevent disasters. Tel Aviv’s Lifebeam developed the Cannary system with sensors measuring the pilot’s vital signs.

Israeli scientists discover tiny nearby galaxy

A team of scientists from Tel Aviv University and the University of California have discovered the NGC 5253 dwarf galaxy, containing over a million relatively new stars. The galaxy was previously hidden by clouds of dust emitted by the galaxy.

Protein from the smallest vegetable

Israel’s Hinoman is cultivating Mankhai – the world’s smallest vegetable. Mankhai contains 45% protein, is high in vitamins, low in carbohydrate, fat, sugar and salt and is GMO, gluten and pesticide free. Hinoman promotes Mankhai as a sustainable substitute for meat and seafood.

Engie cuts car repair costs

Israel’s Engie is a sensor and app that diagnoses car engine faults and gets the best repair deals. The sensor costs $9 and the app already has 30,000 users in Israel. The US target is 2016.


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