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International Beach Volleyball at Technion
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 16:47

Celebrating Technion's cornerstone centennial, international teams competed for the first time in Israel at a Beach Volleyball Tournament.

The tennis courts were transformed for the 4-day April competition when 26 trucks dumped 650 tons of sand to create the venue for this sport.

The tournament was recognized by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), and some of the leading players in the world participated. Watch a short clip here

 

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 13:59
 
Escher for Real - Amazing Computer Science Research at Technion
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 16:45

Many people are familiar with the work of M.C. Escher and the  impossibilities that this master of illusion's artwork presents to the layman's eye.

Many of the so-called 'impossible' drawings of M. C. Escher can be realized as actual physical objects, Prof. Gershon Elber of Technion's Faculty of Computer Science has done just this. His research team developed a unique CAD application for designing impossible 3D objects, with the 3D printer in Technion's Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning "The Belvedere" comes to life in a 3D model. 

Watch here it's really cool!

 

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 13:59
 
Major health developments by "Mazor Robotics"
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 15:08

Mazor Robotics is a company founded by Technion Prof. Moshe Shoham, of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. This company has innovated the art of spinal surgery through the development of robotics guidance systems. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Mazor's "Renaissance" robotic surgery system for brain surgery as well. Read more

In the case of spinal surgery: A miniature robot is affixed to the patient’s bones, enabling highly accurate, minimally invasive treatments, with better outcomes than with conventional surgical techniques (surgeon’s free-hand): Zero cases of permanent nerve damage, and minimized surgical trauma. This system has already saved hundreds of people from nerve damage and paralysis. Watch here

Prof. Shoham has presented his innovations to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu twice in the past few months, when the PM visited the Technion.

On the second visit, Prof. Shoham also presented an even more futuristic robotic system called "Virob":  a millimeter–size robot designed for crawling within the human body for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This one-millimeter-diameter device can carry chemotherapy to hard-to-reach locations for precise target therapy. It can also crawl in lumens (tubular structures) within the human body, thus preventing them from becoming blocked. Wath here the CNN Report.

Prof. Shoham has presented his innovations to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu twice in the past few months, when the PM visited the Technion. 


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On the second visit, Prof. Shoham also presented an even more futuristic robotic system called "Virob":  a millimeter–size robot designed for crawling within the human body for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This one-millimeter-diameter device can carry chemotherapy to hard-to-reach locations for precise target therapy. It can also crawl in lumens (tubular structures) within the human body, thus preventing them from becoming blocked. Watch here the CNN Report. Read more on Discover Magazine.

As Prime Minister Netanyahu said: "Amazing. Simply amazing."

 

 

 

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 13:58
 
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