Islamic jihadists are busy exporting terror to all parts of the world. Meanwhile Israel works non stop to make the world a better place… Michael Kuttner asks his readers to guess which garners more media exposure.
ISRAELI EXPERTS TRAIN INDIA & SRI LANKA FIRST RESPONDERS
Five experts from United Hatzalah of Israel were sent to numerous locations throughout India and Sri Lanka to help train members of local response organizations in how to provide quick and effective emergency response to large-scale emergencies ranging from natural disasters to terror attacks.
The mission began in Gurugram and continued on to New Delhi where the United Hatzalah team gave lectures to dozens of emergency responders and then held a combined training drill for all of the participants, guiding them through the procedures used in Israel.
Watch them in action:
CAN FLOWERS HEAR APPROACHING BEES?
Israeli scientists at Tel Aviv University say they have found a flower that hears the approach of pollinating bees and hawk-moths and produces extra and sweeter nectar in response.
Using the evening primrose, or Oenothera drummondii, the scientists showed that the sound of a flying bee, as well as “synthetic sound-signals at similar frequencies,” induced the flowers to excrete sweeter nectar within three minutes. The plants’ “ear” is simple: the flower petals themselves, which vibrate when sound waves at the frequency produced by pollinators’ wings pass by, serve as “the plant’s auditory sensory organ.”
The study’s results suggested plants may have evolved, and may still be evolving, to become better at hearing, primarily through the shapes of flowers.
ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY HELPS NASA
NASA’s first image captured within the Sun’s atmosphere on November 8 was taken with the help of Israeli-engineered sensors.
By coming closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history, the unmanned probe’s main goal is to unveil the secrets of the corona, the unusual atmosphere around the Sun.
HEALTHIER TREES MEANS BETTER FRUIT
A Tel Aviv firm combines intelligence obtained from drones, ground sensors and samples to provide farmers with data on individual trees and tree clusters. This new service will provide crop growers with “deep insights” into the health and productivity of every single one of their trees.
Most of the decisions made by farmers are based on what they see and their intuition. But farmers have to oversee thousands and sometimes millions of trees. They don’t have any data about how much fruit is on the trees, for example. This new innovation will turn the trees into a digital entity, creating a medical file for trees.
Michael Kuttner is a Jewish New Zealander who for many years was actively involved with various communal organisations connected to Judaism and Israel. He now lives in Israel.
[This article was originally published on J-Wire and is reproduced here with permission from Michael Kuttner.]