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Higher Education Down South (BGU’s Eilat Campus)

August 5, 2008

Tags: Business & Management, Negev Development & Community Programs

Jerusalem Post--Since its earliest days, Eilat, Israel's sunniest city, has been famous as a paradise for tourists. But now that BGU's new extension campus is up and running, Eilat is also about to become a thriving academic center.

Alcohol May Lower Blood Sugar

August 5, 2008

Tags: Medical Research

Reuters--In people with type 2 diabetes, a daily glass of wine with dinner lowers fasting blood sugar levels, BGU researchers found.

New Artificial Reefs “Grow” From Mideast Peace Deal

August 4, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

National Geographic--In a rare example of Middle East cooperation, Israelis and Jordanians have joined together to create a string of artificial coral reefs in the Red Sea, spearheaded by BGU researchers from the Eilat campus.

Seaweed: The World’s Engine?

August 4, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

Ha'aretz--Ben-Gurion University researchers are working on a new diesel fuel based on plant and animal fat. They are trying to develop the technology to produce oil from seaweed, which would then serve as a basis for fuel.

New Device Aids Operating Room Sterility

August 4, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Robotics & High-Tech

UPI--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 Oil

August 3, 2008

Tags: Business & Management, Robotics & High-Tech

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."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 Potential

August 3, 2008

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

Reuters--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.

Future of War Will Go with the Flow — Water Promises to ...

August 3, 2008

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

San Francisco Chronicle--Global population, economic development, industrialization and migration trends are pushing water demand to unsustainable levels.

The Art of the Save, for Goalie and Investor

August 3, 2008

Tags: Business & Management, Social Sciences & Humanities

The New York Times--Researchers from the Guilford Glazer School of Business and Management at Ben-Gurion University used soccer professionals as a perfect real-life test case of why people sometimes make irrational decisions.

Colorado Governor Leads Business Group to Israel

August 3, 2008

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

Denver Business Journal -- Governor Bill Ritter will lead a delegation to Israel to establish investment and research partnerships there, including a memorandum of understanding between Colorado State University and BGU���s Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.