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7 technologies to make life easier for busy parents

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 12:00am
By Naama Barak for Israel21c

 

Too busy to shout at the kids to come for dinner? Or to fold the laundry? Check out the Israeli technologies that can make your life easier.

 

It’s no secret that being a parent is one busy job. The laundry, the cooking, the endless housekeeping – and all this before you’ve even uttered a word to your dear child or inquired into their well-being.

Luckily, help is at hand from the Start-Up Nation.

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Israel’s Kibbutzim Are Setting Up an Electric Car Sharing Service

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
By Tomer Hadar / CTech. From the algemeiner.com

 

CTech – An agricultural cooperative society owned by Israeli kibbutzim is looking to bring electric cars to Israel’s rural areas. Meshek Energy, the energy branch of the Kibbutz Economies Group, has acquired dozens of electric cars to be used as shared vehicles in the kibbutzim, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke to Calcalist on condition of anonymity.

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1 Million Bamba Bags Made Daily to Meet World Demand for Allergy-Preventing Snack

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00am
By Viva Sarah Press for NoCamels

 

One million bags of Bamba, the popular Israeli snack food, are produced every day at a new factory in Kiryat Gat, a southern Israeli city about an hour’s drive from Tel Aviv. The new production line means the Osem company can now meet the increasing demand for bags of the popular peanut puff treat in Israel and around the world.

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This cheap, low-tech device could save you after a heart attack

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c

 

Simple emergency solution from an Israeli physician-inventor redirects blood to core organs from limbs in case of hemorrhagic shock or cardiac arrest.

The 1940s inflatable anti-gravity suit kept fighter pilots from losing consciousness by preventing blood from pooling in their legs. That invention inspired medical anti-shock trousers used in the 1950s to 1970s to stabilize hemorrhagic shock patients by shifting blood from their legs to their core organs.

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Groundbreaking Israeli Medical Device Treats Burns Without Ever Touching The Patient

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:00am
By Viva Sarah Press, NoCamels

 

Imagine being able to treat burn injuries without causing added pain to the burn victim when dressing a wound. An Israeli nanotechnology company focused on the development and manufacturing of portable electrospinning technology for medical applications, has created a device that does just that and more.

Nanomedic Technologies Ltd, based in Lod, a city just outside of Tel Aviv, has developed a breakthrough medical device that looks like an oversized glue gun, which helps burn victims skip the unbearable pain usually associated with dressing changes in burn treatment.

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Israeli Company Develops Goggles Allowing Surgeons to See Right Through You

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 12:00am
by Adi Pick / CTech From the algemeiner.com 


CTech – Ever chose “X-ray vision” as your choice of a hypothetical superpower? Israel-based Augmedics Ltd. has developed a set of goggles giving surgeons X-ray-like visualization capabilities.


Augmedics is creating an augmented reality headset for surgical procedures. Called xvision, the headset projects X-ray-like 3D visualization of the patient in real time, allowing surgeons to “see” through the patient’s skin, muscle tissue, and bone.


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New hope for pediatric burn scars using Israeli lasers

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c

 

Youngest burn victims benefit from Israel’s pioneering expertise in CO2 lasers at Sheba Medical Center’s new I-PEARLS Center of Excellence.

 

Mira from Jerusalem was severely burned in a bus fire when she was seven. But despite the loss of an eye, an arm, both ears and most of one foot, six years later Mira is not only alive but smiling.

Recently she became the first patient to be treated in the I-PEARLS (Israel Pediatric Aesthetic and Reconstructive Laser Surgery) Center of Excellence at Sheba Medical Center under the direction of world-renowned burn specialists Josef Haik and Arie Orenstein.

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7 amazing robots based on animals

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:00am
By Brian Blum for Israel21c 

Forget robots that look like humans, the next generation of robots will be based on animals – from snakes to locusts and even a robotic octopus that can study the ocean floor.

When it comes to robots, science fiction has conditioned us to think of androids – bipedal machines approximating the human form. But the next generation of robots may be based on very different types of animals: snakes, flies, locusts and even the multi-tentacle octopus.

Israeli scientists are hard at work on just such contraptions. Here’s a look at seven of the most fascinating designs that can help with everything from exploring our insides to cleaning up the mess we make on the planet.

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