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April 2014


"Cool Technologies" from the Technion

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Click above to watch a video on "cool technology" being developed at the Technion

You might have heard a snippet or two about the Technion’s search and rescue “Snake Robot” or its face recognition devices. The Technion has a new video series on YouTube that highlights these inventions and more in an array of “cool” Technion technologies. You can watch everything from the robot teacher "RoboThespian" to a mobile device that lets you play Ping Pong in real time using hand movements. 

Click here to visit the Technion's "Cool Technologies" YouTube channel.


Stealthy Periscope Stays Beneath the Waves


Technion researchers have developed a new technology that enables submariners to view objects above the water’s surface without a periscope poking its head above the waves. The unique technology counters the distortion caused by the water-surface waves when using a submerged camera. Developed by Prof. Yoav Y. Schechner, this technology could also advance marine biology research when simultaneous viewing and imaging above and below the water-air line is important.

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ATS "Pioneers" Enjoying Mission

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The Pioneers of Progress Mission to Israel is underway, and we wish the participants a hearty “bon voyage.”  Mission-goers started their 11-day trip on April 27 in the Negev, and they could be hiking through the Negev’s Ramon Crater this very minute! Working their way north to Haifa, they will be stopping along the way at Technion-connected high-tech start-ups. In addition to meeting with Technion researchers, participants will travel with Major General (Res.) Amos Horev, a past president of the Technion who played a major role in Israel’s War of Independence, and partake in commemorations of Israel’s Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haaztmaut.

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A Busy Year and Another Honor for Dan Shechtman

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Yet another honor has been bestowed on Technion Distinguished Professor Dan Shechtman, when the American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected him into the elite society earlier this month. Prof. Shechtman received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals. The AAAS is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

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Technion Awards Prestigious Harvey Prize

 (l to r) Harvey Prize recipients Professor Paul Corkum of the University of Ottawa and Professor Jon M. Kleinberg of Cornell University with Technion Professor Wayne Kaplan, Dean of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, who served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

Computer scientist Jon M. Kleinberg of Cornell University and physicist Paul B. Corkum of the University of Ottawa were awarded the 2013 Harvey Prize in Science and Technology in a ceremony held April 8, 2014 at the Technion. Established by the late Leo M. Harvey, a leader in the ATS Southern California Chapter, the Harvey Prize is considered a precursor to the Nobel Prize.

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