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Dido and Aeneas at the Israeli Opera June 1-11

Dido and Aeneas at the Israeli Opera June 1-11

The Israeli Opera is producing a new production of the baroque opera “Dido and Aeneas” by the greatest English baroque composer, Henry Purcell. For the first time, the Israeli Opera will be accompanied by the Barrocade Ensemble, the Israeli Baroque Orchestra, which specializes in performing music from this period and conducted by Eitan Schmeiser. The Opera…

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New Exhibition: Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

New Exhibition: Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

The new exhibition will include a display of ceramic artifacts which are decorated with scenes from Greek Mythology. The scenes depicted on the artifacts open a window to Greek Mythology, to its heroes and Gods, and to everyday life in Ancient Greece. The exhibition takes us back to Ancient Greece with its rich culture, infused…

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A refreshing dip in the ice

Chilling Out at the Top of the World

It is without a doubt one of the coolest vacations one could ever take. Lying at the northern tip of the Gulf of Bothnia, not far from the Swedish border, is the city of Kemi, the gateway to Finnish Lapland.  Kemi is about 620 km from Helsinki, a little less than 800 km from Stockholm…

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In the laboratory

Fresh produce from Israel: the Fruits of Innovation

Long before earning the nickname “start-up nation”, Israel was renowned for its innovation in agriculture. As is usually the case, necessity was the mother of invention. Given the rough desert conditions in much of the country, Israel was forced to create arable land in places where none existed before. Technology was developed to make the…

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Nordic Decor – Timeless Style

Nordic Decor – Timeless Style

The term “Scandinavian Design” originates from a design show which travelled through North America in the mid-1950s. Adding a touch of grace and elegance to functionality, Scandinavian design is simple, clean, playful and accessible. Scandinavian interiors tend to be bright, light, cosy and practical, inspired in part by the need to combat the all too…

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The Fruits of Innovation

The Fruits of Innovation

Long before earning the nickname “start-up nation”, Israel was renowned for its innovation in agriculture. As is usually the case, necessity was the mother of invention. Given the rough desert conditions in much of the country, Israel was forced to create arable land in places where none existed before. Technology was developed to make the…

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Goteborg view

Goteborg – A gotta-go-to-city

If you are looking for a great getaway when in Sweden, “go west young man”. Closer to Copenhagen and Oslo than to Stockholm, Göteborg is a cosmopolitan crossroads city and the gateway to Sweden’s west coast. Founded in 1621 , Göteborg (Gothenburg) is Sweden’s second largest city and home to the largest Nordic sea port,…

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Israel’s Cybersecurity

Israel’s Cybersecurity

Cyber Security is a universal problem in search of an elusive – perhaps illusionary – universal solution.  Sparking Cyber Innovation Israel is picking up the gauntlet in the quest for cyber-security solutions. In 2014, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu announced plans to erect CyberSpark, an industrial park specializing in cyber-security companies at the Ben Gurion University…

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Thin-film Cells

Redefining Solar Technology

Israeli solar company, 3GSolar Photovoltaics (www.3gsolar.com), together with Norwegian nanotech company Joma International, is developing technology which may well erase the carbon footprint of solar energy.   The company’s dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) are third generation thin-film cells which can deliver solar power through the windows of the largest and most magnificent buildings. Concentrated direct sunlight is…

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The Rover Curiosity on a Moonwalk

Space – Partnering the Final Frontier

Israel has been selected to host the International Astronautical Federation’s 66th international conference in 2015. In the thirty years since its inception, the Israeli space program and the companies serving it have made their mark on the innovative, exhilarating and increasingly international aerospace industry. Savvy Satellites Israel’s space program was both figuratively and literally launched…

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