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A Word (and video) With the Inventor of the Battlefield Snakebot ...

June 11, 2009

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

Popular Science--The spybot, which slithers through cracks and caves like a snake, is just one of roboticist Amir Shapiro's clever designs based on animal physiology. Read interview and view video.

Who Drives Better: Drunks or Stoners?

May 27, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Robotics & High-Tech

Popular Science -- The Cadillac simulator at BGU's Laboratory for Human Factors in Road Safety immerses drivers in a personalized road trip while researchers monitor their glance, expression and heartbeat.

ZenithSolar and BGU Professor David Faiman Turn A Kibbutz Solar

May 4, 2009

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Robotics & High-Tech, Social Sciences & Humanities

Israel 21c -- Powered by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Professor David Faiman's solar energy technology, Israeli startup, ZenithSolar, launched the first solar farm at Kibbutz Yavne, making it affordable to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

BGU: Fulfilling the Vision

April 7, 2009

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Robotics & High-Tech

Boca Raton News -- David Ben-Gurion was a prime instigator of bringing water and revolutionary conservation techniques to make the Negev bloom, and Ben-Gurion University is committed to making the dream a reality.

Homeland Security Robots

March 26, 2009

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

It���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 Safety

March 23, 2009

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech, Social Sciences & Humanities

Israel 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 ...

November 25, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Robotics & High-Tech

BGU Professor David Faiman has developed solar panels that might be the answer to global solar energy problems.

IDF Envisions Army of Animal Robots

November 24, 2008

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

Ha'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” Valley

August 14, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Natural Sciences, Robotics & High-Tech

Jewish 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.

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