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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a computer program to decipher previously unreadable ancient texts, possibly leading to a Google-like search engine for historical documents.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.

Snakebot Inventor to Speak at JCC in Manhattan

July 21, 2009

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

New York Blueprint -- Robots in movies and fiction do unbelievable things. But real-life robots are also doing incredible things, thanks to the scientific breakthroughs of Dr. Amir Shapiro, head of BGU's Robotics Lab.

Social Support Following Terrorist Attacks Is Buffer Against ...

July 20, 2009

Tags: Press Releases

BGU Researchers conducted a “before and after” study of depression and terrorist attacks in adolescents, demonstrating that strong social support from friends is a buffer from depression in terrorism-related stress.