SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

The cell phone was developed in Israel by Israelis working in the Israeli branch of Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.

Most of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.

The Pentium MMX Chip Technology was designed in Israel at Intel. Both the Pentium-4 microprocessor and the Centrino processor were entirely designed, developed, and produced in Israel.

The Pentium microprocessor in most computers in the U. S. was made in Israel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.

Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R & D facilities outside the U. S. in Israel.

The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.

According to industry officials, Israel designed the airline industry’s most impenetrable flight security. U. S. officials now look to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security threats.

Israel produces more scientific papers per capital than any other nation by a large margin—109 per 10,000 people—as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.

In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of start-up companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the second largest number of start-ups after the U. S. (3,500 companies, mostly in hi-tech).

With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world apart from the Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds behind the U. S.

After the U.S. and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies.

On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech start-ups.

Israel has the highest rate of entrepreneurship—and the highest rate among women and people over 55—in the world.

Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforst.

Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita.

MEDICINE:

Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, radiation-free, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.

An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment.

Israel’s Givun Imaging developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill. Used to view the small intestine from the inside, cancer and digestive disorders.

Researchers in Israel have developed a new device which is synchronized with a camera helping doctors diagnose the heart’s mechanical operations through a sophisticated system of sensors, potentially helping prevent deaths from heart failure.

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