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July 2009

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Robot Crawls Through Human Body

Moving a step closer to "Fantastic Voyage," researchers at the Technion have developed a micro robot that can crawl through the human body. The robot is propelled by micro legs, a mechanism especially adapted to the movements of a tiny body through water. It is only a millimeter in diameter and 14 millimeters long, fitting on the tip of a finger, so it can get into the body's smallest areas.

Read more about the micro robot.

Mikvah Water Project

Mikvah Water Project: A Different Type of Renewal

Researchers are involved in a pilot project to recycle gray water gathered from the showers at a mikvah (ritual bath) in Jerusalem. If successful, it could someday lead to a nationwide program that conserves anywhere from 6.6 billion to 13.2 billion gallons of water per year in Israel alone.

Read more about the Mikvah Water Project.

 

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(l to r) Paul Merage, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Katherine Merage

Merage-Technion Institute for International Business to Open

A generous $12 million commitment from the Andre and Katherine Merage Foundation of Southern California will support the new Andre and Katherine Merage-Technion Institute for International Business. Scheduled to begin operations in 2010, the Institute will be comprised of a world-class, English-only International Executive MBA (I-EMBA) focused on educating Israel's future high-tech leaders, and three Centers of Excellence that will help Israel's high-tech companies penetrate markets in the U.S. Europe and Asia.

Read more about the Institute.

Discovery 2009 Mission

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