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   August 2008

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The Evolution of Snake Fangs

The sharp fangs and deadly venom glands of poisonous snakes make them highly successful predators found in all corners of the world. How are these snakes so successful? Why did they evolve this way, while non-fanged snakes did not?

Learn About Technion Research into the Origin of Snake Fangs

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Dr. Hossam Haick

“Electronic Nose” Developer a Best Young Scientist

In science research fields, it often takes many years to make a name for yourself. Not so for Technion’s Dr. Hossam Haick, who was recently named one of the world’s 35 top young scientists under the age of 35 by the prestigious journal Technology Review.

More on Dr. Haick and This Elite Honor

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Technion and Fulbright form Unique Partnership

The ATS and the Technion have partnered with the renowned U.S. Fulbright Program to create a unique, two-year postdoctoral fellowship.  Fulbright is recognized as the most prestigious international exchange program in the world, supported for more than half a century by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress and partner nations.

Learn More About the Fulbright-ATS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Exact Sciences

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A rendering of the new Namer armored vehicle.
Saving Time and Money for Israel’s Defense

It takes a lot of time and money to develop sophisticated military equipment. But thanks to Technion Prof. Daniel Rittel and Israel Military Industries researchers, a new approach to the development of the “Namer” heavy armored fighting vehicle has saved Israel millions of shekels.

Modeling Armored Vehicles for Tests


Governor Tours Technion

Gov. Jon Corzine of New Jersey toured the Technion campus recently to get a first-hand look at the wellspring of Israeli innovation. The Democratic governor met with university leaders during the trip, which was intended to promote trade.

Where did Corzine go?

Nobel Laureate Added to Board

An Israeli maker of oral drug delivery systems added the Technion’s Prof. Avram Hershko, 2004 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, to its scientific advisory board. “I look forward to helping the company make a significant difference for millions of diabetics around the world," said Professor Hershko.

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