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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.

A Spirit of Collaboration Prevails in the Desert

March 24, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

JUF News--The promising research on Alzheimer���s and diabetes, and the landmark work on the identification and testing for genetic disorders, demonstrate that public health is a major stock in trade of academics at Ben-Gurion University.

Solar Energy Project Enters Farm Phase

March 24, 2009

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research

geekheeb--ZenithSolar���s electric-thermal hybrid solar power system���based on technology developed by BGU's Prof. David Faiman���will be launched at Kibbutz Kvutzat Yavne in April. AABGU arranged a sneak preview.

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.

Bariatric Surgery Minimizes Pregnancy Complications for Obese ...

March 23, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Women who undergo bariatric surgery to treat obesity will reduce the risk of medical and obstetric complications when they become pregnant, according to a study by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

ZenithSolar to Dedicate First Solar Energy Farm in Israel

March 19, 2009

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research

Green Prophet-- ZenithSolar, an Israeli start-up company, will be launching its first ハラモsolar farmハラン in April 2009 based on technology developed by BGU's Professor David Faiman.

Technique Disables Plutonium’s Use in Bombs

March 12, 2009

Tags: Alternative Energy, Natural Sciences

Discovery News--BGU scientists have devised a technique to keep plutonium produced in nuclear power plants from being used in nuclear bombs.

BGU Buildings Garner Prestigious Architectural Awards

March 11, 2009

Tags: Business & Management, Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

Two buildings at BGU, designed by Raquel Vert of Los Angeles-based Vert Architects, were awarded first prize in two different categories in the “Best Project of the Year 2008/9 Competition."

Japanese Zionists Visit the University

March 5, 2009

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

A delegation of the Japanese Makuya arrived at BGU this week as part of a show of solidarity with residents of the Negev who suffered during the recent Cast Lead military operation.

Earth’s Cracks May Contribute to Global Warming

March 4, 2009

Tags: Desert & Water Research

Discovery News -- A new study by BGU researchers has found that cracks in the earth's surface exhale large quantities of gas, perhaps enough to affect global warming.