An Oracle for the Digital Age: Technion Data Scientist Predicts the Future

Kira Radinsky ’08, Ph.D.’12, is a detective of sorts, but she’s not looking for light-fingered employees or cheating spouses. She’s seeking causalities and patterns that connect seemingly unrelated occurrences to spot the early warning signs of high-impact future events, including political riots and disease epidemics….

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Technion Creates Rapid Test for COVID-19 and Cancer

Technion scientists have developed a novel method for rapid and accurate sensing of coronavirus without the need to rely on PCR amplification, a technique that makes millions or even billions of copies of DNA so that there is enough material to test. The new technique…

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Novel COVID-19 Breathalyzer Has Potential as Screening Tool

The intelligent nanotechnology is capable of rapidly detecting COVID-19 in exhaled breath and has “the potential to serve as a monitoring and epidemic control tool.” COVID-19 testing is a key step in gaining control over the spread of the pandemic. Current molecular COVID-19 tests entail…

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Predicting In-game Actions from NBA Player Interviews

Technion researchers have developed a new method for predicting basketball player performance. It is based on analyzing a player’s past performance and pre-game interviews. A computational method developed at the Technion significantly improves the prediction of the basketball players’ performance. The study was led by…

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Independent on the Ground

A mapping system developed at the Technion increases the independence of visually impaired pedestrians in urban spaces Technion Researchers have developed an innovative mapping system for blind pedestrians. The study was carried out by Achituv Cohen, a doctoral student in the Transportation and Geo-Information Engineering…

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Breakthrough in Understanding of Brain Function

New research conducted by Prof. Itamar Kahn of the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in Israel and Prof. Nancy Ratner of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) demonstrates a potential new treatment for cognitive impairments that are associated with disruption in the brain fibers that…

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Tapping into the power of photosynthesis for clean energy

In a big step forward toward making BIO-photoelectrochemical cells (BIOcells) a mainstream clean energy source in the future, researchers from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have overcome an efficiency hurdle by successfully combining the power of efficient light absorption…

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Technion Researchers present Breakthrough in Computing Technology

The study is a significant milestone towards the development of computer memory units with computational abilities, a solution to the call for faster processing and analytics needed for Big Data. Researchers at the Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering have presented a breakthrough in in-memory computing:…

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The Connection Between the Heart and Cancer

There is a connection between heart disease and cancer, a novel study has revealed. The findings, published in Circulation, could potentially help cardio-oncologists slow cancer progression and improve cancer outcomes. Researchers led by Professor Ami Aronheim, Professor Yuval Shaked, and Dr. Shimrit Avraham have determined…

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Portable Blood Test Could Lead to At-home Chemotherapy

For immunocompromised patients, such as those with cancer or organ transplants, the novel coronavirus crisis has made going to hospital for regular blood tests an even greater health risk.  Home-based or remote-based testing kits for Complete Blood Count (CBC) — the most common blood test used to…

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Reusable Protective Masks Powered by Phone Charger

Israeli researchers say they have invented a reusable face mask that can kill the coronavirus with heat by drawing power from a mobile phone charger. The disinfecting process takes about 30 minutes – and users should not wear the mask while it is plugged in,…

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One-of-a-kind Microscope Enables Breakthrough in Quantum Science

Prof. Ido Kaminer and team have made a dramatic breakthrough in the field of quantum science: a quantum microscope that records the flow of light, enabling the direct observation of light trapped inside a photonic crystal. Their research, “Coherent Interaction Between Free Electrons and a…

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Capturing Live Cell Dynamics with 3D Nanoscale Resolution

Technion scientists have developed an unprecedented method for 3D imaging of nanometric processes inside living cells while they are moving Technion researchers have developed a method for 3D imaging of nanometric processes, such as those in live flowing cells. The group, headed by Asst. Prof….

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“Air Shield” Protective Gear

The Design-Tech Lab at Technion and Rambam Health Care Campus have developed an innovative device for medical staff’s masks, that continuously blows air on their faces, improving protection against infection while eliminating fogging and overheating. Prof. Ezri Tarazi, Chair of the Industrial Design Program and…

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