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August 2013


Artificial Skin That's Close to the Real Thing

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Technion scientists have developed a sensor that could help create the most humanlike “electronic” skin to date. The “e-skin” would be 10 times more sensitive to touch than existing systems and the first to also sense humidity and temperature. The breakthrough, which made headlines around the world, could benefit burn victims or amputees.

To learn more, watch this video from the popular website Mashable.


TV Interview with Heads of NYC Tech Campus

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Also in the news is the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (JTCII). MetroFocus, a television news magazine that airs on PBS stations in the NYC area, recently interviewed Professor Craig Gotsman, Founding Director of the JTCII, and Dan Huttenlocher, Dean of Cornell NYC Tech, about the progress of the new applied science campus.

Click here to view the news segment.


Technion Coming to Tel Aviv

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Haifa will no longer have a monopoly on the Technion in Israel. The recently renovated Sarona Campus in the heart of Tel Aviv will house the Technion’s “Start-uP MBA,” a new unique English-language program with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. The program will provide students with opportunities to work closely with some of Israel’s top industry executives and entrepreneurs right in the midst of Israel’s start-up scene.

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Multidisciplinary Science at its Best


Technion computer scientist Professor Ron Kimmel joined with pediatrician Israel Amirav, an expert in respiratory pediatrics, to create an infant-specific inhalation mask. The new mask fits an infant’s face better than those currently in use, is more effective and allows the baby to suckle a pacifier while wearing it. 

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Engineering With a Social Conscience

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Technion Professor Mark Talesnick joined up this summer with Engineers Without Borders Founder Dr. Bernard Amadei and professors at Kathmandu University (KU) to offer students a hands-on course devoted to global engineering and development challenges. “Engineering for Developing Communities,” being taught at KU in Nepal, combines classroom learning with fieldwork in underserved Nepalese communities, putting students to work alongside Nepalese villagers to create innovative solutions.

Click here to read a KU Blog on the experience.

Click here to read a student blog of the experience.


Two Opportunities to Visit the Technion

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Two exciting trips to the Technion and Israel are scheduled for the fall. The ATS Chicago Chapter has organized a special trip, Explore the Global Impact of Technion Life Science Research, to learn about the latest Technion medical research and biotech engineering projects. If your interests run more towards examining Israeli society, the ATS Transition Mission explores the complex issues confronting Israelis today. Both trips will run from October 26-November 1, 2013.

Click here for details of the Life Science trip.

Click here for details of the Transition Mission.

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