Make Way for Israel’s Own “Nano-Bio” ValleyJewish Exponent -- Imagine a spaceship so tiny that it could travel through the human body to pinpoint and release drugs to kill cancer cells or use tools to unclog arteries in the heart. It may sound like science fiction, but according to a BGU physicist, the idea lies in the realm of possibility in the near future.
New Device Aids Operating Room SterilityUPI--A new hand gesture recognition system created at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and tested at a Washington, D.C. hospital enables doctors to use hand motions instead of touching a screen, keyboard or mouse to monitor images, minimizing the risk of infection.
Israel Discovers OilThe New York Times--Thomas Friedman visited BGU's Annual Engineering Project Day and determined that BGU students are Israel's "oil wells that don't run dry."The New York Times--Thomas Friedman visited BGU's Annual Engineering Project Day and determined that BGU students are Israel's "oil wells that don't run dry."
Reflective Mirrors Raise Solar PotentialReuters--Reflective dishes may be the answer to make solar energy competitive with conventional sources of power. A team at Ben-Gurion University have found just that, in a far less known material that is more efficient when used with a reflective dish.
Israel’s PhagoLum to Make Sepsis HistoryIsrael 21c--Early diagnosis and treatment choice for sepsis is a daily challenge in intensive care units. A new diagnostic kit is expected to be in hospital labs by the end of 2010, based on research developed by BGU scientists.
Olive Oil Yields Soar with NMRScientific American--By correlating fruit color with oil content measured via nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), growers can find the optimal time to harvest their olives.
Ben-Gurion University and Microsoft Announce Agreement of ...Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Microsoft's R&D Center and Microsoft Israel for joint research projects and other collaborative activities.
Hand Gesture Recognition System Assists Doctors and Prevents ...Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed a new hand gesture recognition system that enables doctors to manipulate digital images during medical procedures by motioning instead of touching a screen, keyboard or mouse.
Israel’s Prime Minister Visits Ben-Gurion University to Break ...More than 300 guests took part in the groundbreaking ceremony, marking the start of work on the Advanced Technologies Park adjacent to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The Israeli government has already allocated NIS 40 million for work on the Park's infrastructure.
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