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Israel Energy Technology
April 17 2014

Israel prepares the world for ever-increasing energy demands

Computing power is needed to run everything from telephone networks to large data systems to the Internet itself consumes phenomenal amounts of electricity. And while the demand for computing power is increasing exponentially, the amount of electricity produced around the world is growing very modestly.

Israel Morality Theory
April 03 2014

Israeli psychologist proposes new theory on development of morality

How do we learn to tell good from bad? This question, encompassing the fields of ethical philosophy, developmental psychology and even theology, has been debated for centuries. Now, Dr. Aner Govrin of Israel’s leading Bar Ilan University, has published a new model that explains how morality is built on connections learned in the first year of an infants life.

Israel IPO - Initial Public Offering
April 02 2014

New study finds 164 Israeli companies ready for IPOs

While much attention has been given to Israeli start-ups sold on to multinational technology companies, there are also a considerable number of growth companies who have built themselves up and are ready to trade publicly rather than run for high-profile exits, according to a new study by IVC Research Center.

Israel Facebook Developers
March 26 2014

Israeli Facebook developers launch DeepFace facial recognition technology

Almost two years after Facebook’s controversial acquisition of Israeli facial recognition company Face.com, developers now integrated into Facebook’s team have significantly improved the system, together with researchers from Tel Aviv University.

The new system, dubbed ‘DeepFace’, can recognize faces at all angles with an accuracy of 97.2%, close to the accuracy of human recognition.