Israeli startup Ituran uses Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs/drones) to track down vehicles stolen in Israel and then taken to Palestinian Authority towns; Israeli startup Ayala Water & Ecology provides a solution to water purification which lies within nature itself, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Using drones to retrieve stolen cars
Israeli startup Ituran uses Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs/drones) to track down vehicles stolen in Israel and then taken to Palestinian Authority towns. It helped to keep car theft down to 5400 vehicles between January and May – 19% less than in the same period in 2015.
Purifying water using plants
Israeli startup Ayala Water & Ecology provides a solution to water purification which lies within nature itself. Its flagship product, called Natural Biological System (NBS), uses containers full of plants to act as a biological filter for wastewater treatment.
Israeli finalists for Shengjing Awards
Three Israeli startups have won through to the finals of this year’s Shengjing Awards in China. They are Boomerang, NiniSpeech (stutter cure) and AerialGuard (drone navigation). Israel’s DiACardio won last year’s award.
Israel-Korea project to grow grapes using drones
Korea and Israel are to work together in developing a system of growing grapes through utilization of amphibious and commercial UAVs and big data. They will also co-develop a grape cultivation and growth control system for entering the new Chinese wine market.
Traffic control for drones
Israeli startup Arbe Robotics has a solution to prevent collisions between the increasing numbers of unmanned air vehicles (drones). It uses radar technology – radio frequencies – to help drones detect objects and avoid crashing. Arbe won the TechCrunch Meetup and Pitch-Off event in Tel Aviv.
Israeli satellite to secure Rio Olympics
Israeli high-resolution imaging satellite Eros-B will strengthen security during the Rio Olympics. Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said “This is an Israeli satellite at a low Earth orbit altitude capable of capturing high-resolution images of up to 50 centimeters in an area of 450 kilometers.”
Music to your ears
Israeli startup MeQ Inc has developed earphones that adapt to your unique hearing condition. The Even Headphones incorporate an “earprint” facility which allow the listener to lower the volume and protect against further hearing problems from being over-exposed to loud music.
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