Category: Tech & Innovation

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Researchers strive to monitor forest health with drones

In the 1970s, Keren Kayemet LeYisrael – Jewish National Fund (KKL – JNF) began monitoring the health of Israeli forests. Five years ago, they started using satellite imagery. Today, scientists are deploying drones to find out if new technology can replace conventional monitoring methods
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Could there be an Israel without air conditioning in the future?

After almost two months of nation-wide lockdown due to COVID-19, Israel went from quarantine straight into a record-breaking heatwave, and AC’s throughout the country were running at full speed
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Peering into a World of Solarpunk

As the environment continues to benefit from restrictions imposed by the government because of COVID-19, perhaps we should take advantage of the cleaner climatic conditions and lay down the groundwork for a more environmentally synergistic society
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Israel’s Post-COVID Hope for Food Security: Legacy Seeds

Can humanity cope with the current food supply we are accustomed to today? What changes can we make to prepare for the next crisis? Israeli scientists are studying the advantages of legacy seeds in order to answer these questions
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From Shavuot to Dairy to Desalination

To prevent public gatherings during COVID-19, Lag BaOmer took place without bonfires, resulting in a significant reduction in air pollution. Now, Shavuot will be the first holiday to be celebrated after most restrictions have been lifted in Israel
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From COVID-19 to Sustainable Economy?

While global leaders are trying to transition their economies back on track, environmental activists see a unique opportunity for governments to embrace more sustainable economic and environmental principles
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Aviation Arrives at a Crossroads

The spread of Coronavirus is financially crumbling the airline industry, but will its predicted comeback boost prior carbon offsetting efforts for the sake of the environment, or will its economic fossil fuel associated recovery prevail over climate-conscious innovations?
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly About Working from Home

Working from home used to be a luxury. The thought of sleeping in and not changing out of pajamas was a dream that was only within reach a few times a year, if that. However, now, it has become a reality across the globe.
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Coronavirus Pushes Israel’s Innovative Spirit to New Levels

The coronavirus pandemic has put the entire world in a gridlock. Like many other countries, Israel is near a complete lockdown, and most of the population is confined to their homes. However, the crisis-experienced nation known for its “outside-of-the-box-thinking” seems to have a couple of aces in the hole
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Turning Plastic Waste Into Sustainable Products

A recently unveiled technology from an Israeli-led company might help combat the globally mounting plastic problem
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