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Israel Extracts Drinking Water from Thin Air

April 30, 2014

“Just as you, Judah and Israel, have been a curse among the nations, so I will save you, and you will be a blessing.  Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong.”  (Zechariah 8:13)

Despite Israel’s tiny size it continues to be a major blessing to the world in fulfillment of many Bible prophecies.

Somalian Dadaab potable water

Somalian children fetch water in the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya.  Some 789 million people worldwide do not have access to potable water.

The Israeli company Water-Gen has developed a machine called “GENius” that extracts drinking water from the air.

The machine does this by chilling the air and condensing the resulting water vapor.

Co-CEO Arye Kohavi said the machine also removes impurities.

“The water is passed through an extensive water filtration system which cleans it from possible chemical and microbiological contaminations,” he said.  (CNN)

Although it is now being used by the military (armies in seven countries are already customers), the company hopes to make its mark in the problem that faces 780 million people worldwide—lack of access to clean drinking water.

While the concept of creating water by cooling air is not unique, Kahavi explains that GENius is an efficient system.  So much so that it reduces the cost of producing water to two cents a quart, making it a real solution for providing drinking water.  The system can provide as much as 200 gallons of potable water a day.

The company also offers a battery-operated, 48-gallon capacity backpack water filtration system for filtering on the go.

GENius backpack water filtration system

GENius backpack water filtration system.  (YouTube capture)

GENius is not the only Israeli machine set to make a difference around the globe.

The Israeli company Brainsway has developed a device that transmits transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which involves the application of brief magnetic impulses to the brain.

TMS has been found to be effective in a wide range of neurological disorders including Parkinson’s, MS, PTSD, autism, Alzheimer’s, alcoholism, and tinnitus.

United Health Group, a US insurer with members in 125 other countries that has reported 2013 revenues of $122.5 billion, has approved its use in the treatment of major depressive disorders.

The treatment, which was approved by the FDA in January 2013, has no side effects, according to Brainsway, with “the most prominent sensation felt by the patient during treatment [being] a small vibration of the coil elements over the head.”  (Times of Israel)

It is being made available to patients who have not responded to other antidepressant treatments.

Brainsway magnetic impulse depression US Food and Drug Administration

Brainsway has developed a magnetic impulse treatment for depression that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.  (YouTube capture)

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