Homeland Security RobotsIt���s difficult to map smuggling tunnels. So it would be up to a robot like the one BGU's Dr. Amir Shapiro is developing to traverse the length of the tunnel and report back with details.
Homeland Security Institute Balances Freedom and SafetyIsrael has the most experience working on the threat of terrorism, while also maintaining the values of openness and democracy. A microcosm of this dual effort is BGU's Institute of Homeland Security.
BGU Professor’s Solar Panels Are Paving the Way to a Bright ...BGU Professor David Faiman has developed solar panels that might be the answer to global solar energy problems.
IDF Envisions Army of Animal RobotsHa'aretz--Researchers at BGU have developed a corps of robots to assist the Israeli government with rescue and special military operations. The project was launched in 1994 after failed attempts to rescue kidnapped soldier Nachshon Wachsman.
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.
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