January 22, 2019

World’s Best Designed Hotel, Rio Olympics and More – This Week from the Startup Nation

Tel Aviv’s Brown Beach House Voted World’s Best Designed Hotel

Luxury American tourism magazine Jetsetter has named the world’s best designed hotel, and it’s none other than the stunning Brown Beach House in Tel Aviv, Israel. Last week, the magazine announced the winners of its 2016 Best of the Best Hotel Awards in 20 categories ranging from over-the-top luxury and best-looking guests, to all-inclusive and nightlife.

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Building Hi-Tech Bridges Between Arabs and Jews in Israel

On a recent trip to Israel, US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro met with the heads of several Israeli Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) who seek to promote equality in the workplace and economic empowerment to minorities. These NGOs, many of which provide hi-tech training programs or teach English in minority communities, are all partners with the US embassy and receive a portion of their budgets via the Embassy.

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New Israeli App Determines Taste of Watermelons

Three computer science students at Haifa’s Technion University may be about to rid the world of the trouble of trying to find a sweet and juicy watermelon with their new technological innovation.The students developed an application which they say can figure out the quality of the fruit in a matter of seconds.

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Weizmann Scientists Shoot for the Stars with Unmanned Juno Orbiter

When the Juno spacecraft the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration enters orbit around Jupiter on Monday, the Weizmann Institute of Sciences’s Dr. Yohai Kaspi will be watching carefully. Part of the Juno science team, Kaspi is ready to help answer some of the burning questions about the planet in the solar system. Juno has traveled more than two billion kilometers over nearly five years and, after some intricate maneuvers, the NASA spacecraft will go into a unique 14-day orbit that will allow it to get as close as 4,000 kilometers above the cloud tops of the giant planet – much closer than any mission ever before flown.

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The Israeli Who Brings Urban Gardening to Harlem Kids

Plenty of rain falls in Harlem, the northern Manhattan neighborhood synonymous with New York City’s African-American culture. Yet agriculturally, Harlem is a desert. A young woman with roots in Israel – a real desert with thriving agriculture – started an urban hydroponic farm in Harlem supplying organic locally grown produce served up alongside a helping of youth empowerment.

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