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Cool Facts about Israel

Cool Facts about Israel

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\ue000 Israel is one of only eight
countries in the world capable of
launching their own satellites.
radiation-free,
diagnostic
instrumentation for breast cancer.
\ue000One-half of all technologies in
development
at
Israeli
government-supported
incubators are related to
medicine.
\ue000 An Israeli company developed a
computerized system for ensuring
proper
administration
of
medications,
thus
removing
human error from medical

treatment. Every year in U.S. hospitals 7,000 patients die from treatment mistakes.

\ue000Israel has the third highest rate
of entrepreneurship in the world,
and the highest rate in the
world among women and among
people over the age of 55.
\ue000 An Israeli biologist developed
an all-natural mosquito and fly
control that saved millions from
death and blindness in China
and in Africa.
\ue000Israel as a country holds the
largest concentration of High-
Tech industries in the world per

capita, and as a region it is second only to California\u2019s Silicon Valley.

\ue000Israeli scientists are developing
anose drop that will provide a
five-year flu vaccine.
\ue000In response to serious water
shortages, Israeli engineers and
agronomists
developed
a
revolutionary
drip
irrigation
system to significantly minimize
the amount of water used to
grow crops. This technology is
now
exported
and
used
worldwide.
\ue000More Israeli companies are

traded on Wall Street than any other country except the US and Canada.

\ue000Israel has more engineers and
scientists per capita than any
other country.
Israel also
produces more scientific papers
per capita than any other nation
\u2013 109 per 10,000 people.
\ue000
Israel\u2019s
Given
Imaging
developed the first ingestible
video camera, so small it fits inside

a pill. Used the view the small intestine from the inside, the camera helps doctors diagnose cancer and digestive disorders.

\ue000 An Israeli company was thefirst
to develop and install a large-
scale solar power plant, fully
functional in southern California\u2019s
Mojave desert.
\ue000Israel has the world\u2019s second
highest per capita output of
new books.
\ue000 Mercury Interactive, an Israeli
company that leads the world of
software
quality
assurance

tools, was named "one of the hottest software firms in the world" by Forbes Magazine in October 2003. Mercury's 7,500 customers include Cisco Systems,

\ue000Israel is the only country in the
world that entered the 21st
century with a net gain in its
number of trees.
\ue000
A new acne treatment

developed in Israel, the ClearLight device, produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band blue light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct \u2013 all without damaging surrounding skin or tissue.

\ue000Israel has more museums per
capita than any other country.
\ue000Israeli scientists developed the
first fully computerized,
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