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Learn how these wearables serve the hearing impaired
"How can the deaf and hearing-impaired community experience music, without actually hearing it?"
Holograms to be used to help heart surgeons during medical procedures
The device will be the first commercial system allowing clinicians a true holographic experience.
The Iota Project: blending bespoke furniture creation with social upliftment
These beautiful handmade objects are creating jobs for unemployed women.
Man-made Glass Mountains shimmer in the Israeli desert
Millions of tiny glass shards piled up to artfully create glass dunes.
Check out these unorthodox bridges from around the world
From the Netherlands to China, architects are envisioning increasingly imaginative pathways.
Generating water out of thin air
This Israeli company is utilising the world’s largest resource of fresh water – the atmosphere.
SuperMeat: The cultured chicken meat of the future
This startup envisions a world where we can enjoy real meat without the guilty conscience.
The surface that turns mealtime into a balancing act
The Sati Tala is a surface unlike any other dinner table. Built for mindfulness, it physically connects its users.
Wearable sunscreen device encourages necessary sun protection behaviour
SunZee is a wristband that simplifies sunscreen reapplication during outdoor activities.
Oded Ezer designs the Life/Death t-shirt
Tel Aviv-based graphic design artist Oded Exer designed a t-shirt to help refugees.
Backpack-cum-tent designed for urban camping
Melina is a portable tent designed to inspire nomadic city living.
Auto-focus specs adapts lenses to near and farsighted vision
Deep Optics’ omnifocals automatically adjust focus, providing the wearer with improved vision.
This designer is experimenting with emotions
Israeli-born multidisciplinary artist Naama Schendar is exploring individuality and indentity through experiments with trauma and empathy.
The SNIFFPHONE could revolutionise early cancer detection
Professor Hossam Haick at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology designed a product that pairs with a smartphone to detect lung cancer.
Home system converts kitchen waste into energy
This HomeBiogas system is targeted at average families looking to turn their waste into energy.
Using hummus to try and bridge the divide between Israelis and Palestinians
Design student Liora Yuklea taps into food culture to bring together neighbours at war.
These classrooms are designed to help children with ADHD focus
Israeli architect Lior Ben-Sheetrit designed an innovative classroom to assist children with ADHD to focus and learn better.
Cervix “selfies” could improve women’s health care in remote regions
Israel-based MobileODT is leveraging the power of mobile phones and selfies to improve cervical cancer screening among women in high-risk, low-income areas.
Israeli student designs medieval-style chainmail for urban wearers
Bezalel Academy graduate Nitzan Kish is using 3D printing to make clothes that protect women from sexual assault in urban centres.
Andrey Grishko and Shay Nifusi set up shop in Israel's creative coastal city
Freunde von Freunden talk to enterprising industrial designers Andrey Grishko and Shay Nifusi about starting their own creative studio in Tel Aviv.
CUT by Dar Laor is a visual response to the myths of gender normality
"CUT", a quirky animation by Dar Laor, is a contemporary take on the myths that surround what is normal and natural in the realms of gender and identity.
An ancient African culinary ceremony in the modern kitchen
Dana Douiev has designed a new collection of cooking utensils specifically for making injera, the flat bread that forms a staple in the Ethiopian diet.
Storytelling that moves people
Yoni Bloch is a triple threat for the technological age: a modern storyteller, a hit-making rock star/producer and a pretty funny interview.
With the tech wizardry of Interlude, Israeli musician and co-founder Yoni Bloch has made music videos an interactive experience rather than merely a visual one.
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