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Best Of 2018: 15 ‘Superhero’ Israeli Startups Changing The World

Israel’s leading role as a breakthrough technological innovator spans across fields ranging from medical research and cybersecurity to automotive and robotics.The country’s know-how and entrepreneurial spirit also extend to social challenges and generally improving quality of life. In 2018, a number of Israeli initiatives have had a deep impact on the lives of people around the globe, and are on track to change the world with innovative solutions and services.As 2018 comes to a close, NoCamels highlights fifteen startups and companies that have contributed to Continue reading →

NASA Reveals First-Ever Image From Inside Sun’s Atmosphere Snapped with Israeli Tech

NASA has released the first image from inside the sun’s atmosphere and it is ground-breaking. The photo was taken by the Parker Solar Probe, which is fitted with Israeli-engineered sensors that are helping capture these first-ever high-resolution images.The Parker Solar Probe spacecraft is the first human-made object to make it into the sun’s corona – the aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and which includes coronal mass ejects (CMEs) and solar winds. It completed its first encounter over the course of 12 days in Continue reading →

Celine Dion Teams Up With Tel Aviv Designers For Gender-Neutral Kid’s Garments

Canadian singer and music icon Celine Dion recently launched a new collaboration with Tel Aviv-based, international children’s clothing brand Nununu for a new collection of gender-neutral garments for kids, from infants to teens. The line is called Célinununu and is sold online, while the Nununu brand has been available for years in prominent US stores such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue.Nununu, borrowed from a phrase Hebrew-speaking parents use to convey displeasure or disapproval to young children, was founded in 2009 by Tali Milchberg, a mother of two Continue reading →

Israel’s Aleph Farms Unveils ‘World’s First’ Lab-Grown, Slaughter-Free Steak

Israeli clean meat company Aleph Farms has officially unveiled the first slaughter-free steak grown from animal cells to deliver “the full experience of meat with the appearance, shape, and texture of beef cuts,” the company revealed on Wednesday, essentially announcing what it says is the first prototype of lab-grown steak in the world.Aleph Farms says its 3D technology enables it to mimic traditional cuts of beef in both structure and texture, but without beef’s huge environmental impact, its heavy resource requirements, or its contribution to Continue reading → China heart valve firm snaps up Israeli medical device maker Keystone Heart

Caesarea-based startup develops and manufactures devices that reduce the risk of brain injuries after cardiovascular proceduresBy SHOSHANNA SOLOMON26 September 2018, 3:33 pm A Chinese developer of heart valves, Venus Medtech (Hangzhou) Inc., said Wednesday it has signed an accord to buy Caesarea, Israel-based medical device firm Keystone Heart Ltd. No financial details were disclosed.Keystone develops and makes medical devices to reduce the risk of brain injuries after cardiovascular procedures, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), surgical valve replacement or arterial fibrillation ablation.Click here to read this Continue reading →

www-bloomberg-com: Medtronic Agrees to Buy Mazor Robotics in $1.6 Billion Deal

By Michelle CortezSeptember 20, 2018, 7:19 PM EDTUpdated on September 20, 2018, 9:44 PM EDTMedtronic Plc agreed to buy the shares it doesn’t already own in Mazor Robotics Ltd. in a deal valuing the company at $1.6 billion, as the medical equipment giant expands its leadership in the market for spinal surgery.Medtronic agreed to pay $58.50 per American depositary share, the companies said in a statement Thursday. That’s an 11 percent premium over the closing price in New York, but far below a peak of almost $75 reached in March. Excluding Medtronic’s Continue reading → Israel’s Flytrex Is Flying Drones Carrying Burgers and Beers to Hungry US Golfers

By Simona Shemer, NoCamelsSeptember 12, 2018An average round of golf takes about four hours for four golfers to play 18 holes. That’s a lot of time for golfers to be out there, braving the sun and heat, and praying the food cart will come around.The King’s Walk Golf Course outside Grand Forks, North Dakota came up with a solution that brings consumer convenience to the next level by literally having food and drink fall out of the sky wherever clients are on the course.Click here Continue reading → Echoing Isaiah, U.S. Cities Gaze Upon the Start-Up Nation with Joy – and Investments

By Eliana RudeeJuly 19, 2018 , 4:37 pm“It’s a national phenomena,” agreed Medved. “Tampa decided that it’s strategically important to compete with Boston,” referring to the recently established Florida Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA), an accelerator designed to establish and grow successful, high-growth Israeli and Florida tech ventures in the Tampa Bay Area.Click here to read this article in its entirety President to give Waze driving tips to Independence Day revelers

Reuven Rivlin’s voice guiding Israeli drivers will be available for one week, starting April 19 By SHOSHANNA SOLOMON 15 April 2018, 12:59 pm To honor Israel’s 70th Independence Day, President Reuven Rivlin will be dishing out recorded navigation instructions to Israeli users of the driving application Waze. The file of guidelines with his voice will be available to users starting from April 19, and for just one week. Rivlin recorded the instructions during a visit to the Israeli company’s Tel Aviv headquarters which has developed a Continue reading → Nike buys Israel computer vision startup Invertex

Invertex uses AI and 3D imaging to analyze users’ feet and suggest shoe models and sizes for best fit By SHOSHANNA SOLOMON Today, 12:17 pm Nike, Inc. has acquired Israeli startup Invertex Ltd., a developer of computer vision technologies, in a bid to strengthen its hold on digital technologies, the US maker of sports shoes said in a statement. The Israeli team “will focus on building groundbreaking innovations to help Nike serve millions of members around the globe,” the statement, released by Nike on April 9, said. Terms Continue reading →