Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is among the world’s leading universities dedicated to science, engineering and technology.
Based in Israel (Haifa), it is home to four Nobel Prize Laureates, as well as many of Israel’s and humanity’s greatest inventions.
These include: Iron Dome, ReWalk (wearable robotic exoskeleton, enabling individuals with spinal cord injury to stand up right and
walk), USB Flash Drive, PillCam (endoscopy camera capsule), Mazor Robotics, and Drip Irrigation to name a few.
Other notable contributions to Israel and humanity include:
- 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of the crucial role of ubiquitin in the process of protein breakdown in cells.
- DNA strands to assemble a conductive wire 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.
- Discovery of Quasiperiodic Crystals – a new class of materials.
- Design, build, and launch their own satellites. The Gurwin TechSat II microsatellite has successfully been in orbit since July 1998.
- Lempel/Ziv Algorithm has become an international standard for data compression.
- Genetic proof that all Jews belonging to the Cohen lineage are descendants of the biblical high priest Aaron Hacohen.
- Low-cost method for electricity production and water desalination based on cooling hot desert air in a 1,000-meter high, 500-meter diameter tower.
- Rasagaline — a new anti-Parkinson’s disease drug.
- Coal ash-based artificial islands.
- “Millipede,” a software program using clusters of personal computers to perform complex calculations.