When did our brains become “modern”?

When did our brains become “modern”?

Researchers from the Technion and the University of Zurich: Contrary to the prevailing assumption, the brain of the first migrants from Africa to Asia 1.8 million years ago was not a modern brain.

Semiconductors for Solar Power

Semiconductors for Solar Power

New discoveries by a team of researchers from Technion, BGU, and HZB, are advancing the understanding of semiconductors, for the purpose of harvesting solar energy

Smart Water Purification

Smart Water Purification

How Technion research into capacitive deionization is advancing new technologies for the purification of water.

Breakthrough in Microscopy

Breakthrough in Microscopy

Technion researchers show a new approach to imaging evanescent waves that allows, among other things, tackling this challenge with the help of “nonlinear wave-mixing,” a combination of two or more light beams that generate a new electromagnetic wave of a different color.

Machine Learning for Antiviral Drugs

Machine Learning for Antiviral Drugs

Technion scientists use machine learning to pave the way for the design of antivirals.

Covid-19 Response From Technion Israel

Covid-19 Response From Technion Israel

Researchers in over 50 labs across Technion City are working 24/7 to meet the challenge of COVID-19. Their research includes early detection and diagnosis of the virus, development of a vaccine and therapies, and protective solutions for medical staff and careworkers.

  • “Volunteer work helps with studying – and vice versa”

    At just 26 years of age, Lina Maudlej has already accumulated a very impressive list of projects and achievements including her volunteering activities. In recognition of this, she was recently awarded the Shosh Berlinsky Sheinfeld Award for social inv...

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  • EuroTech Innovation Day

    EuroTech Innovation Day: One Day, Three Hackathons The Technion’s “t-day” will return on April 28th. This year, it will be an online event, in conjunction with the EuroTech Innovation Day. On April 28th the Technion will host its annual “t-day”, this y...

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  • נשיא הטכניון פרופ' אורי סיון

    Letter from the President

    Dear Friends, This coming Thursday, we celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Independence Day), marking the 73rd anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. Yom Ha’Atzmaut is preceded by Yom HaZikaron, the Day of Remembrance for all those ...

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  • “A Paragon of Love”

    In honor of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day, a beacon was lit this evening by Dr. Dror Dicker, Director of Internal Medicine and the Multidisciplinary Center for the Treatment of Obesity at Hasharon Hospital and a graduate of the Rappaport Faculty...

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  • Reach for the Stars

    Two new asteroids discovered by Technion student Aseel Nama of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering will be named after her. Nama’s discovery came as part of NASA’s asteroid-hunting campaign. “I really wanted to take part in this ...

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  • Technion Graduate Wins the Abel Prize

    Technion graduate Professor Avi Wigderson has received the 2021 Abel Prize. Awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, it is the most important prize in mathematics, and equivalent in its importance to the Nobel Prize for mathematicians. A faculty m...

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  • In Honor of Stephen Grand

    Stephen was a second-generation Technion supporter. His father was president of the local chapter of the American Technion Society, and would, as Stephen recalled, “drag me around to Technion events.” Both of his parents loved Israel, and Technion held...

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  • 11 Years of Autonomous Driving

    The Technion held the final round of the 11th Nadav Shoham Robotraffic competition. Hundreds of high school students from 10 different countries took part this year in a virtual format, and the final stage concluded five consecutive days of competition...

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  • Assistant Professor Arielle Fischer

    Innovation for Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Assistant Professor Arielle Fischer from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering combines movement biomechanics, wearable technology, biological research, and artificial intelligence to accelerate and optimize the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. ...

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  • Is There a Formula for Tomorrow?

    Check out the latest edition of Technion LIVE and subscribe to get an exclusive heads-up for the innovation wave of the future. ...

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  • Remote Monitoring to Improve Human Health

    With billions of mobile devices worldwide and the relatively low cost of connected medical sensors, recording and transmitting medical data has become easier and faster than ever. Continuous and long-term dynamic physiological data can now be easily ob...

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  • Reinventing the Electrical Engineer

    “Electrical engineering is a fascinating profession, don’t let prejudice deter you”. Dr. Dana Drachsler Cohen, new faculty member of the Andrew and Erena Viterby Faculty of Electrical Engineering, inspires female students in the field...

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  • The Quantum Edge

    On the Cutting Edge: The Fastest, Most Complex, and Most Advanced Physical Research Tasneem Watad, a doctoral student in the Technion Faculty of Physics, uses the complexity of quantum computers as an advantage for research. Completing a bachelor...

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  • Magic Mushrooms

    How many types of mushrooms are there in the world? Thousands? Tens of thousands? Millions? Surprisingly, there is no clear answer, as entire portions of the mushroom kingdom have yet to be studied. However, in recent years, this lapse is being reverse...

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  • How does a Protein Recognize its Specific Binding Site on DNA?

    DNA can be seen as a cookbook, containing all the recipes needed by the human body. But how is a particular “recipe” picked out? How is it bookmarked? What decides how many portions are cooked? How do some recipes have variants, like a ravioli recipe m...

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  • Medals of Distinction

    3 March 2021 – The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation today granted eleven women from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities with its inaugural Medal of Distinction, ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March. The award, which will be gra...

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  • New member of the US National Academy of Engineering

    The American National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced the admission this month of 106 new members and 23 international (non-American) members, including Dr. Yoelle Maarek, a graduate of the Taub Faculty of Computer Science at the Technion, who i...

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  • 2021 EuroTech: Fighting Covid-19 with Science & Technology – 4th March 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 CET

    Background EuroTech is a strategic alliance between 6 European Universities of Science and Technology. As part of our general mission, EuroTech has formed a Covid-19 task force to utilize research and technology in the fight against the pandemic. The a...

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  • Assistant Professor Naama Geva-Zatorsky (left) and doctoral student Nadav Ben-Assa

    Evolutionary Secrets of the Microbiome

    Technion researchers have discovered how a gut microbiota deals with changes in habitat through reversible genetic inversion How does our gut respond and adapt to changing conditions? Where does this fundamental and critical flexibility come from? Tech...

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  • Time to Care

    The COVID-19 pandemic may have created many obstacles, but it also provided opportunities for finding creative ways to overcome them. On January 14th, joint teams of students from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell Tech too...

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  • World 1st Cultivated Ribeye Steak

    The proof-of-concept incorporates real muscle, fat, and vascular-like system similar to a ribeye from a slaughtered cow, in strategy to build a diverse portfolio of cultivated meat cuts of any dimension. Aleph Farms Ltd. and its research partner at the...

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  • The Research Group L-R: Rotem Elimelech, Yoav Harris, Prof. Ido Kaminer and Shahar

    The Ramanujan Machine

    Using AI and computer automation, Technion researchers have developed a “conjecture generator” that creates mathematical conjectures, which are considered to be the starting point for developing mathematical theorems. They have already used it to gener...

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  • New‌ ‌Pathway‌ ‌to ‌Attack‌ ‌Cancer‌ ‌Cells‌ ‌

    When‌ ‌treating‌ ‌cancer,‌ ‌researchers‌ ‌are‌ ‌always‌ ‌searching‌ ‌for‌ ‌ways‌ ‌to‌ ‌remove‌ ‌cancer‌ ‌cells‌ ‌while‌ ‌minimizing‌ ‌damage‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌rest‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌body.‌ One‌ ‌possible‌ ‌approach‌ ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌find‌ ‌processes‌ ‌unique‌ ‌to‌ ‌ca...

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  • SEM image of a primary rat neuronal culture grown on the 3D CMOS-MEA. Neurons are located on top and at the base of the structured electrodes CREDIT: 3Brain AG

    Stem Cell AI

    Revolutionary Neu-ChiP project will see scientists use human brain stem cells on microchips to push the boundaries of artificial intelligence (AI) Scientists have started work on a project that will see human brain stem cells used to power artificial i...

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  • Fig. 1 – Artificial images of tobacco plants (right) and two Arabidopsis species (middle, left). The top row presents the artificial images, and the bottom row – the leaf masks. By creating a large quantity of artificial (synthetic) leaf images deep neural networks can be trained, thus providing for better leaf separation in real photographs.

    Smart Farming

    Technion researchers have developed an innovative technology for the automated monitoring of stress in agricultural crops. Early detection of water and heat stress is crucial for agricultural growers since the reduction in moisture is reflected in limi...

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  • Archives

    Browse the online archives of press releases from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology for the past five years ...

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