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March 2014


Students Create Traffic Jam to Expose Cyber Lapse

(l to r) Shir Yadid and Meital Ben-Sinai Nimrod, who developed the program for an academic project, with Nimrod Partush, a doctoral student who came up with the idea while he was stuck in traffic with his adviser (far right) Prof. Eren Yahav.

Two Technion computer science students created a fake traffic jam in Haifa by hacking the popular GPS locator Waze — all in the name of science. The students carried out the cyber-security test as part of their studies, and then reported the lapse to Waze. The navigational service is looking into how to prevent future attacks.

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Technion Alums Develop Smart Devices for Disabled

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Two Technion graduates (one of whom is a quadriplegic) are developing touch-free technology that would track facial gestures to enable people suffering from ALS, cerebral palsy or any form of paralysis to use a smartphone or iPad to communicate, read, search the web or play video games.

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Surgical Sealant Nears Commercialization


Sealantis Ltd., founded by Technion Prof. Havazelet Bianco-Peled and nurtured at the Technion Alfred Mann Institute (AMIT), announced positive results for its first clinical trial of a vascular sealant that helps control bleeding during surgery. The results pave the way to launch Seal-V in Europe later this year.

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Be a Pioneer— Join Our Spring Mission to Israel

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It’s not too late to join the ATS Pioneers of Progress Mission (April 26-May 7, 2014) to Israel. New experiences have been added to the itinerary including a visit to Alpha Omega Engineering, a neuroscience technology company in Nazareth founded by an Arab-Israeli couple that met at the Technion. Also, Ari Shavit, author of “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel,” will speak at a special program in Jerusalem.

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Download the updated itinerary
View photos of sights that will be featured on the trip


Technion to Host Prestigious Space Program

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The International Space University, the educational backbone of the international space industry, has chosen the Technion to host its annual, nine-week Space Studies Program in 2016.

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President Peretz Lavie Interviewed in Silicon Valley

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Watch Technion President Peretz Lavie speak at the Museum of Computer History

Technion President Peretz Lavie was interviewed  by the president and CEO of the Museum of Computer History in Silicon Valley.  Their discussion provides a concise and entertaining history of the Technion, its economic impact on Israel and the world, and how it is shaping the future. 

Click here to view a video of the event.



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