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Largest Gold Medallion with Jewish Motifs Ever Found

A Discovery near Temple Mount

Exhibition Features Largest Gold Medallion with Jewish Motifs Ever To Be Found Jerusalem  A rare cache of Byzantine-era antiquities including the largest gold medallion with Judaic symbols known in existence, are on public display for the first time in a focused exhibition at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Among the archaeological finds on view—all of which were…

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Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine

SUPER SMALL, REALLY BIG Broadly defined, nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology for medical purposes. A nanometre is one-billionth of a metre, too small to be detected with a conventional microscope; but it is at a scale of less than 100 nanometres that biological molecules and structures within living cells operate. Still in its infancy,…

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Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing

HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE Social networks have been around for a while now and the ability to share videos, beat our BFFs at Angry Birds Friends and let our 1000 nearest and dearest in on even the smallest moments of our lives is enjoyed by all. With LinkedIn, social media migrated to business networking.…

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Israeli Gas, Norwegian Know-how

Israeli Gas, Norwegian Know-how

Israel’s gas industry is still in an embryonic stage. Having little experience in the production and delivery of natural gas, Israel must import equipment, technology and know-how in order to take advantage of the opportunities waiting beneath the sea. Norway has been in the business since the 1960s and many of its energy companies are…

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Denmark – Fresh Cuisine

Denmark – Fresh Cuisine

NOUVEAU NORDIC: THE NEXT BIG THING IN FOOD For the third year running, the Copenhagen eatery Noma has been ranked the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine. A seemingly small step for one restaurant has mushroomed into a giant leap for Danish cuisine. Four additional restaurants received Michelin stars in 2012, making Copenhagen…

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Sweden – Upscale Uppsala

Sweden – Upscale Uppsala

UPSCALE UPPSALA If you are looking to get in touch with your inner Viking or just to escape Stockholm for the day, think Uppsala. Open for business and pleasure since 1286, Uppsala is one of Sweden’s most enticing cities. Home to Scandinavia’s oldest university, the city today hosts two universities and is a hub for…

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Business Briefs

Business Briefs

MISCELLANEOUS Nordic Theme for Prize-winning Israeli Design The Yetitoy Tricycle, recipient of Israel’s Atir Prize and the Ot Ha’itzuv Prize for outstanding industrial design, draws its inspiration from Scandinavian forests. This reindeer-on-wheels blends the simplicity of minimalist chic with the nostalgic innocence of vintage toys. Yeti is designed by Yama Ltd. and manufactured by Inram Development and…

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Life Sciences

Life Sciences

PATIENT MONITORING: HARDWIRED FOR WIRELESS According to a report by market research firm, MarketsandMarkets, the $14 billion patient monitoring device market is expected to reach $19 billion by 2016. The combination of an increasingly ageing population with increasing incidence of chronic diseases on the one hand, together with breakthroughs in wireless technology on the other,…

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Seaport Security

Seaport Security

ISRAELI TECH SEALS THE DEALS Last November, the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute held its second Homeland Security Industry Trade Fair. The conference included the entire spectrum of homeland security – on land, sea, air and cyberspace. It addressed critical issues facing decision makers and first responders and provided a platform for Israeli companies to exhibit…

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Israel’s Gas Discoveries

Israel’s Gas Discoveries

COUNTDOWN TO A NEW ERA Last October, the largest infrastructure project in Israel’s history set sail from Corpus Christi, Texas and has come to rest at the Tamar natural gas field, some 90 km off Israel’s Mediterranean northern shore. Weighing in at 34,000 tons, the platform will be able to process 1.2 billion standard cubic…

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