Australian Eucalyptus Trees Keep Israel’s Honey Buzzing Year-Round

With nectar now readily available year-round, Israeli bees are increasing their honey production. Israel may be a desert, going six months of the year without rain, but local bee populations are thriving and honey production rising thanks to a new flowering tree brought over from Australia. It’s not a good time for honeybee populations worldwide. […]

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Intel Israel Is LEED’s Golden Child

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Think of Israel and high tech, and the first word that pops into most minds is…Intel. Since setting up shop in the country in 1974, Intel Israel has been responsible for developing the Pentium and Centrino chips which power most PCs around the world. But in the future, if you put together Intel and Israel, […]

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Greening Your Flat Screens With Lab-Grown Organic LEDs

Growing their own light sources: TAU scientists develop organic, enviro-friendly LEDs. Electronic products pollute our environment with a number of heavy metals before, during and after they’re used. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 70% of heavy metals in landfill come from discarded electronics. With flat screen TVs getting bigger and cheaper every year, environmental […]

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Put Some SPF On Your Plate

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A diet of Turkish salads can protect you from the sun, within. We all want that “hot” summer glow that comes from a day at the beach, but taking in the rays can have long-term implications for our health. Now in a study recently published in Nutrition Reviews, Dr. Niva Shapira from Tel Aviv University […]

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Haitians Test the Pee-Poo Bag: A Sanitary Solution for Crises in Middle East?

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When sanitation pipes break, or they don’t exist at all, the Pee-Poo solution could alleviate risks from faecal pollution in the Middle East. “Flying toilets” are common in slums worldwide: Residents unable to reach a latrine due to crowding, distance or insecurity, defecate in a plastic bag and then sling it over the rooftops. But […]

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Keeping Public Trains on Track

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A new research project aims to create an early warning system to save lives of people who take the train. Trains are one of favourite means of public transportation. See how Europe does it. Trains are fast, affordable and in the right country, they run on time. But as new tracks are laid down, new […]

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Palestinian and Israeli Researchers Get Reverse Osmosis Water Grant

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America gives more than half a million dollars to Israeli and Palestinian water researchers to clean water in the West Bank. Ben Gurion University researcher Dr. Moshe Herzberg (above) and Prof. Mohammed Saleem Ali-Shtayeh of the Biodiversity & Environmental Research Center in Nablus, have received an American USAID-MERC grant of $659,410 to increase the clean water […]

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Kids in Cairo Survive on Crusts and Crumbs

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It’s hard to think green, when you’re thinking about your next dinner. A UN story documents the lack of protein in Egyptian children, and that a whopping 16% of all kids living there are malnourished. For seven-year-old Ahmed Yasser, it is normal to have just a crust of bread to munch on throughout the afternoon […]

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Potato Power Fires Up Organic Battery

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Can Mr. Potatohead outrun the Energizer Bunny? Researchers in Israel and California develop a potato battery, 50 times cheaper than the Energizer equivalent. Here’s one for potato lovers: the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has developed a solid organic electric battery that uses potatoes for energy. The simple, sustainable device, they say in a press announcement, […]

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