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Miamian
06-01-2008, 11:28 AM
For cat owners (http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l2132&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Technology)


Relief from the smell, health hazards and cleaning duty is now around the corner. Thanks goes to the Israeli cats that first tested the system - and to Israeli company PetNovations for inventing an automated self-flushing cat box called the CatGenie. It is now available to Americans everywhere.

Like a port-a-potty for cats, the device employs re-usable and washable granules that the built-in machine cleans with the press of a button, or through automated settings. Liquid waste drops through to a sanitation chamber, and the dissolved solid waste, with the liquids, are flushed down the drain.

An end to blood tests (http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l2134&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Health)


An Israeli professor has developed a new saliva-based disposable device that could be used to increase the diagnostic value of saliva, enabling physicians to do away with blood and other invasive diagnostic tests.


My personal favorite..."tree houses" (http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l2128&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Culture)


A group of young Israeli idealists have taken Erlandson's vision to another level. Inspired by fig trees growing on structures in Africa, Plantware's founders have found a way to manipulate roots from trees such as figs, and to grow them into useful structures.

The aim is to one day build the structures of homes from living trees - and save the planet at the same time.