Wisconsin teams up with Israel to tackle water issues
by Benyamin Cohen for FromtheGrapevine
State is following in the footsteps of California and Nevada, which are already working with the Mediterranean country.
When you think of Wisconsin, several things might come to mind: delicious cheese, the Green Bay Packers, and "Laverne & Shirley." Soon, you may be able to add another item to that list: water expertise.
Wisconsin – which is home to two of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior – has invited Israeli startups that focus on water technology to test their products in the Midwestern state. The collaboration is the result of a trip to Israel taken by delegates from the state along with Gov. Scott Walker.
Humans are just a tiny fraction of all life on Earth
by Jaime Bender for FromtheGrapevine
That’s one of the many findings from the most comprehensive global census of living organisms ever done.
There are 7.6 billion people in the world, but we humans are no match for bacteria, fungi and, in the biggest way, plants.
That's one fascinating takeaway from a massive, comprehensive study of all life forms on Earth, conducted by researchers at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science and the California Institute of Technology.
7 intriguing things you didn't know about the Dead Sea
by Anna Norris for FromtheGrapevine
This super-salty lake has a long history and is a source of awe around the world.
The still, dense waters of the Dead Sea have mystified people for thousands of years. As scientists continue to research its hypersaline waters, more and more questions about this body of water seem to pop up. Yet there are many things we do know about the Dead Sea, and most of them may surprise you.
1. The Dead Sea is not a sea.
Converting chicken bones and diapers into chairs and pails
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
Waste-conversion technology piloted by UBQ in Israel creates bio-pellets from household garbage, ready for using in manufacturing commercial products.
What if you could make a new trash bin out of trash, or plumbing pipes from a pile of rubbish?
A waste-conversion technology set up in Israel’s Negev desert demonstrates that it can do exactly that, using the 80 percent of household garbage that is typically not recycled.
Tyson Foods Backs Israeli Startup to Grow Meat in the Lab
by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff
Tyson Foods, the largest US meat processor, has invested in an Israeli biotech company developing a way to grow affordable meat in a laboratory that takes live animals out of the equation.