Sunday, August 5, 2007

Innovation...Israeli-style

Israel is a land of hi-tech innovation. Sometimes, you cannot even imagine the things that are being developed (and documented) here in Israel on a daily basis. This need to create, to develop, to do what no one else has done before - better, faster, cheaper...is very much a part of Israeli culture.

Much of what is created is often sold around the world, even to places that would not agree to buy Israeli made products...of course, it isn't that they don't know it is Israeli, but rather they find it too convenient to ignore the roots of their every-day comfort. Do you think there are no cellular phones in Saudi Arabia? No disk-on-keys in Iran? How about Pentium 4s? Laptops?

"It is a long time since I bought any Israeli products," Norway's Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen said back in 2006.

One wonders if Halvorsen uses a laptop...most laptops today run on the Intel Pentium chip...created in Israel.

One wonders if Halvorsen uses a cellular phone...the cellular phone was developed by the Israeli division of Motorola...in Israel. Here are just a few of Israel's other inventions...perhaps Halvorsen and others like her should add these to their list of things to boycott...even if it does mean endangering their personal health...

  • Most of Windows operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.
  • The Pentium NMX Chip technology was designed at Intel in Israel. Both the Pentium 4 microprocessor and the Centrum processor were entirely designed, developed, and produced in Israel.
  • Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.
  • The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 in Israel by four young Israeli whiz kids.
  • Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have created a tiny robot which can enter a patient's bloodstream and deliver medical treatment.
  • Medical devices:
    Monitoring, including cardiology (CardioSense, Itamar) and diabetes (Glucon and OrSense
    - Imaging and Ultrasound, non-invasive (Cadent, CMT Technologies, Optical Imaging) or
    invasive (BIOMEDIcom, Capsule view, DenX, Scopic)
    -Therapy, non-invasive (Insightec, Meditrac, Versamed) or invasive (Biocontrol, BrainsGate, Disc-O-Tech, Impulse dynamics, MEL, NaviCath, Qscent, Rafael Medical)
  • A medical device invented by an Israeli company is being used by American emergency medical personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. WaisMed, founded at the Technion Entrepreneurial Incubator Co. Ltd. (TEIC) in 1995, is the inventor of the Bone Injection Gun (BIG) that allows intravenous fluids to be administered through the bone marrow when doing so through the veins proves impossible.
  • An Israeli company has developed a simple blood test that distinguishes between mild and more severe cases of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • An Israeli-made device helps restore the use of paralysed hands. This device electrically stimulates the hand muscles, providing hope to millions of stroke sufferers and victims of spinal injuries.
  • Young children with breathing problems will soon be sleeping more soundly, thanks to a new Israeli device called the Child Hood. This innovation replaces the inhalation mask with an improved drug delivery system that provides relief for child and parent.
  • A new research centre in Israel hopes to throw light on brain disorders such as depression and Alzheimer's disease. The Joseph Sangol Neuroscience Centre in the Sheba Medical Centre at Tel HaShomer Hospital, aims to bring thousands of scientists and doctors to focus on brain research.
  • A researcher at Israel's Ben Gurion University has succeeded in creating human monoclonal antibodies which can neutralize the highly contagious smallpox virus without inducing the dangerous side effects of the existing vaccine.
  • Two Israelis received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Doctors Ciechanover and Hershko's research and discovery of one of the human cells most important cyclical processes will lead the way to DNA repair, control of newly produced proteins, and immune defence systems.
  • The Movement Disorder Surgery program at Israel 's Hadassah Medical Centre has successfully eliminated the physical manifestations of Parkinson's disease in a select group of patients with a deep brain stimulation technique.
  • For women who undergo hysterectomies each year for the treatment of uterine fibroids, the development in Israel of the Ex Ablate 2000 System is a welcome breakthrough, offering a non-invasive alternative to surgery.
  • Israel is developing a nose drop that will provide a five year flu vaccine.
  • A phone can remotely activate a bomb, or be used for tactical communications by terrorists, bank robbers, or hostage-takers. It is vital that official security and law enforcement authorities have access to cellular jamming and detection solutions. Enter Israel's Net line Communications Technologies with their security expertise to help the fight against terror.

This is Israel - a land of innovation and commitment to bring tomorrow's technological wonders to our world. And...here's another one: http://www.odfopt.com/eyedrive/eyedrive06_md.wmv

5 comments:

AGB said...

Anti-Zionism posits that every people on the planet deserve a land of their own, their own territory that is secure from attack, their own borders, their right to self-defense and the MEANS to self-defense, their own immigration laws and the right to enforce their immigration laws...

EXCEPT...

The Jewish People.

AntiZionism is therefore RACISM because it excludes the Jewish People from rights, benefits, and privileges other people are naturally given.

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