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Coronavirus Vaccine

Here’s even more proof that coronavirus vaccines work

March 8th, 2021

Israel, which is in the middle of an aggressive immunization campaign, has more good news about COVID-19 vaccines. A recent study showed that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine widely used in the country works as intended. Researchers in Israel compared nearly 600,000 people who were fully vaccinated to the same amount of people who never had COVID-19. …

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We now know why Israel’s lunar lander crashed into the Moon

April 12th, 2019

Yesterday, Israel’s first mission to the Moon ended in a rather abrupt and unsatisfying manner. SpaceIL’s Beresheet lunar lander, which was part of a privately-funded mission that would have made Israel the fourth country to successfully land on the Moon, faltered at the very last second. In the immediate aftermath of the lander’s crash it …

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Watch Israel’s first-ever Moon landing live

April 11th, 2019

It’s been a number of weeks since Israel launched a privately-funded mission orbit and then land on Earth’s Moon. Things got off to a bit of a rough start, with the spacecraft experiencing a strange computer glitch that prevented it from completing traveling all the way to lunar orbit on schedule, but it quickly got …

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Israel is about to launch the first privately-funded mission to the Moon

February 1st, 2019

Getting to the Moon takes an incredible amount of technical know-how, engineering excellence, and of course money. That’s why embarking on a lunar landing mission is typically done by a government-funded space agency rather than private citizens, but the rise of commercialized rocket launches is helping to change that. This month, Israel plans to become …

Apple to open Israeli development center with semiconductor focus

December 14th, 2011

Apple reportedly has plans to open a new office in Israel, its first center outside of its Cupertino, California headquarters. The outpost will be headed by Aharon Aharon, Israeli business news site Globes said Wednesday, noting that Aharon is a well established figure in Israeli technology circles. Aharon currently serves as the chairman of radio frequency …

Google lures college students to Google+ in effort to speed adoption

November 8th, 2011

Google’s latest social networking effort follows a long line of failed attempts to break into a space owned by the likes of Facebook, Twitter and (somehow) Myspace, and Google seems to finally have a hit on its hands with Google+. The service amassed more than 10 million users within two weeks of launching as an …

Microsoft makes secret investment in social navigation company Waze

July 12th, 2011

Microsoft secretly participated in a recent $25 million funding round for Israel-based navigation solutions provider Waze, Israeli tech site TheMarker reported last week. Microsoft makes very few investments each year according to TheMarker’s source, but the tech giant apparently took quite an interest in Waze’s unique brand of navigation apps. “Waze is a social mobile …