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Genetically Modified Bacteria Could Eat Away The World’s Massive Plastic Problem

Developed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University, bacteria called Pseudomonas putida are genetically modified to “eat” polyethylene-terephthalate (PET), a common type of plastic that’s proliferating in the oceans and on the land. Read the article featured
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Bloomberg Ranks most Innovative Countries; Israel in top 10

Read the No Camels Article by Einat Paz-Frankel how Israel, also known as the Startup Nation, is the tenth most innovative nation in the world, according to Bloomberg News, which released its Bloomberg Innovation Index for
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What goes down the drain can sustain the whole building

Read an inspiring article here by Abigail Klein Leichman of Israel 21c about how the revolutionary start-up Epic CleanTec took an Israeli technology for clean, odor-free disposal of dog waste and is applying it
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The Coolest Israeli Technologies Wowing The Crowds at CES 2017

category: Events, Israel
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Your Breath Does More Than Repulse—It Can Also Tell Doctors Whether You Have Cancer

An artificial “nose” could be the next tool for diagnosing illnesses from cancer to Crohn’s disease. Read more here in Smithsonian.com by Brian Handwerk, 21 December 2016 “In the new study, Hossam Haick,
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RansomFree is the free Israel developed program that protects your PC against ransomware (You should still regularly back up important files though)

category: General
Save the Date: Cybertech 2017, Tel Aviv 30 Jan- 1 Feb. Cybertech is the most significant conference and exhibition of cyber technologies outside of the United States. One of the biggest security stories
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Electroad takes top honors at EnergyVest startup competition

The race for efficient, implementable alternative energy solutions was evident this week at EnergyVest, the startup competition which took place during the Eilat Eilot Renewable and Clean Energy conference, in Eilat November 28th. The
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Paykey Wins Demo Contest at Bank Innovation Israel

category: software, Start-ups
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Israel’s Check Point Reveals: More Than 1 Million Google Accounts Hacked By ‘Gooligan’ Virus

This major security breach infects 13,000 Android devices every day, Israeli cyber-security firm Check Point says. Israel’s Check Point Reveals: More Than 1 Million Google Accounts Hacked By ‘Gooligan’ Virus  
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Magisto leads Deloitte Israel Fast50 tech ranking

Top spots rounded out by AnyClip, Taboola, Crossrider and Trax on list of 50 tech firms with fastest revenue growth, Deloitte says. Take a look at the Times of Israel article by Shoshana Solomon
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