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A New Look at the Negev Desert

September 16, 2009

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research, Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

Baltimore Jewish Times -- With 60 percent of the country's land, but only 10 percent of its population, the Negev, with BGU's help, is a place for pioneers and entrepreneurs who want to make their mark.

An Oasis of Experimentation in the Negev

September 15, 2009

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

JUF News -- Prof. Sammy Boussiba believes that algae introduced into desert environments will be a biological salvation to agriculturally challenged regions. The slimy green organism thrives on brackish water and sunshine.

Computer Algorithm to Decipher Ancient Texts

September 3, 2009

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

The New York Times -- BGU researchers have developed a computer program to decipher previously unreadable ancient texts, possibly leading to a Google-like search engine for historical documents.

From Far Beneath the Israeli Desert, Water Sustains a Fertile ...

September 3, 2009

Tags: Alternative Energy

The New York Times--Fish farming in the desert may at first sound like an anomaly, but in Israel over the last decade a scientific hunch has turned into a bustling business.

BGU Develops New Computer Techniques To Read and Study Historic ...

August 14, 2009

Tags: Press Releases

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) will combine the scientific and scholarly expertise of their humanities and computer science experts in a new project to analyze degraded ancient documents, providing valuable answers regarding Hebrew liturgical and Arabic historical texts that will advance scholarship in these fields.

A Tree Grows in Rahat

July 31, 2009

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

Haaretz -- BGU researchers and students work together to "green" the Bedouin city of Rahat and improve environmental conditions throughout its community.

Playing with Robot Snakes at Sunset

July 31, 2009

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles -- The best-kept secret in the Negev is BGU, according to Israel Consul General Jacob Dayan who introduced robotics expert Dr. Amir Shapiro during a Beverly Hills AABGU event in July.

Summer Heat Increases Risk of Amniotic Fluid Level Deficiency ...

July 30, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Pregnant women have a higher incidence of insufficient amniotic fluid levels (oligohydramnios) in the summer months due to dehydration, according to a study conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).

One In Six Public Health Workers Won’t Work In Emergency ...

July 28, 2009

Tags: Press Releases

A study conducted by BGU and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers indicates that approximately 16 percent of public health care workers will not report for work in a pandemic flu emergency, regardless of the severity.

New Israeli Robots Move Like Animals (Article and Video)

July 27, 2009

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

NY1 -- Robot builder Dr. Amir Shapiro, head of BGU's Robotics Lab, draws inspiration from nature and animals when designing his functional robots.