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Flytrex manages drone delivery from store to door

Posted on July 10th, 2017
By Brian Blum for Israel21c


The Israeli company plans to be the FedEx of the drone delivery world, with a system enabling customers to operate an entire fleet of drones remotely.


You’ve just run out of toothpaste and you’ve got a big date tonight. There’s no time to drive to the store and there’s too much traffic to send a courier.

You’re starving for sushi but your favorite restaurant says it will be at least an hour to get take-out to your door.

No worries. Just send in the drones.

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You can plug your phone into this tree

Posted on July 3rd, 2017
by Ilana Strauss for FromtheGrapevine


These eTrees in France use solar panels to generate electricity.


Have you ever realized your phone was about to die and wished you could plug it into a nearby tree? No? Well, you have no imagination. Because such a tree exists, and it's in France.

Israeli company Sol-logic invented a solar powered "eTree." The tree's panels, which resemble branches, collect energy from the sun and turn it into power, which people can use to charge their phones. But that's just the beginning. To see all the other neat things these trees can do, watch this video below.

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Why Israel is a fast-moving force in smart transportation

Posted on June 26th, 2017
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c    


‘The megatrend in this world is electric, connected and autonomous. That put Israel in the center because those are things we are really good at.’


In June 2013, 250 Israeli smart-transportation visionaries flocked to the inaugural EcoMotion “unconference” to share their crazy fantasies about the future of moving people from one place to another.

Only four years later, leaders of the global automotive and transportation industry were among 1,500 participants at the fifth annual EcoMotion Main Event at the Peres Center in Jaffa on May 18.

It hasn’t taken long for Israel to emerge as a significant source of innovation for autonomous  and connected vehicles, navigation, public transportation,  alternative fuels, super-efficient engines, urban parking and environment-friendly personal and mass transportation.

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Vietnam, an Emerging Partner in Israel’s ‘Asia Pivot’ Policy

Posted on June 19th, 2017
By Alvite Ningthoujam for BESA (The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies)


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israel is increasingly looking for partnerships in economic, political, cultural, and military sectors with countries in Southeast Asia, and relations with Vietnam in particular are on the upswing. While cooperation between Israel and Vietnam is largely focused on civilian sectors, defense ties are also growing more robust, with Israel getting involved in upgrading aging Vietnamese weapons systems and collaborating on weapons development. There is a visible bonhomie between the nations, and Israel-Vietnam ties are likely to deepen.

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Israeli device simplifies hernia surgery and recovery

Posted on June 12th, 2017
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


FasTouch gives surgeons a new tool for attaching mesh to tissue, leading to fewer complications, less pain and faster recovery from hernia procedures.


Some five million Americans have a hernia, a protrusion of an organ or tissue through a weak spot in the abdomen or groin, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

Traditionally, open hernia-repair surgery involved stitching a mesh patch, or surrounding tissue, in place over the weak tissue. Today, many hernias are repaired laparoscopically, which is less invasive. Because suturing through tiny laparoscopic incisions is difficult, most surgeons use a less ideal solution — screw-like tacks to secure the mesh to the abdominal wall or bone.

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