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Good News Israel presents Israeli scientists find pulsed light kills milk bacteria; sterile Israeli flies will save Balkan fruit trees and much more.

By: Michael Ordman



Pulsed light kills bacteria in milk

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have shown that pulsed light kills the listeria bacteria that cause many deaths each year in consumers of infected milk products. In fact using pulsed light once a day, means that milk no longer requires refrigeration.

Research patents rise by 20%

In 2014 856 inventions were registered by Israeli universities and research institutes – a 20% increase on 2013 figures.

Celebrating Einstein’s centenary

On the 100th anniversary of Einstein publishing his theory of relativity, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has unveiled a new statue to the renowned physicist. Albert Einstein was one of the founders of the Hebrew University, a true Zionist and was nominated to be the first President of Israel.

Phree yourself from paper

I featured Phree previously here, but here is a new video of the amazing Israeli digital pen. Phree has raised over a quarter of a million dollars on Kickstarter – the target was $100,000.

Training Watson to think

Scientists at IBM Israel have been upgrading IBM’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) system known as “Watson”. After winning TV’s “Jeopardy” in 2011 and turning into a master chef in 2014, it is now at AI med-school. The Watson Health Cloud can evaluate medical data and make recommendations.

Israeli security for Dropbox

Israel’s Adallom is taking the vital role of ensuring cyber security on the Dropbox for Business platform, the company’s high-end product aimed at enterprise customers. Dropbox has over 300 million users around the world, who upload and store documents, photos, videos, and much more.

Europe’s largest cyber-tech firm to open in Israel

Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Security (SIT), the biggest private organization for applied scientific research in Europe, will establish a cyber-security innovation center in Israel. A recent attack on the Bundestag has highlighted the need for Israel’s help.

Sterile flies to save Balkan fruit trees

Israel’s BioBee has won a tender by the International Atomic Energy Agency to supply 400 million sterile flies to protect citrus trees along the border of Croatia and Bosnia. The nuclear-sterilized flies repel the Mediterranean fruit fly, a pest that has been wreaking havoc in the Balkans.


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