Posts by: RLH

In the 1980s Professor Shlomo Navarro, formerly a principal scientist with the Volcani Center, Israel’s agricultural research organization, developed together with a kibbutz factory which produces PVC sheeting, giant storage bags, called grain cocoons, which save crops from mold and pests.   The cocoons are huge...

Wastewater Treatment Israel is an arid country, which borders on a desert region. . There are marked differences in rainfall throughout the country, with natural fresh water sources in the north and desert in the south. With few water resources, a water shortage crisis could be a threat. Israel has had to contend...

In the 1950s Israeli water engineer Simcha Blass, and his son, Yeshayahu Blass were leaders in the area of drip irrigation design. In 1965 Kibbutz Hatzerim partnered with Blass to form a company called Netafim, Together they developed and patented the first practical surface drip irrigation emitter. Drip irrigation,...

ICQ

ICQ, an acronym for the short statement, “I Seek You”, was the first “instant messenger” ever developed. In 1998 five Israelis, Yair Goldfinger, Sefi Vigiser, Amnon Amir, Arik Vardi, and Yossi Vardi, who also founded the company Mirabilis, developed the program. They had a vision of being able to send a quick message...

The Feldenkrais Method, was designed and developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, (1904-1984). It is often referred to simply as “Feldenkrais”. It is a somatic educational system, which means that the mind and body are perceived as one whole. When practicing the Feldenkrais Method it is possible to reduce pain or limitations...

Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players. Ephriam Hertzano developed the game in the early 1930s in Romania, at a time when the Communist government outlawed playing cards. After World War II Hertzano immigrated to Israel and continued to develop the game in his backyard in the city of Bat Yam. The first...

The Pillcam is an imaging device invented by Dr. Gavriel Iddan at Given Imaging. The invention of the Pillcam opened up new possibilities in the field of gastrointestinal diagnostics. It offers an alternative to procedures that are less patient-friendly when screening for esophageal and gastrointestinal diseases by...

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