Tikkun Olam תיקון עולם‎ and Technion : JEWS IN SPACE

February 20, 2011

The Technion grad is making strides to advance Canada’s greater adoption of “Mild Hybrid”, “Hybrid”, and “Electric Cars”, that might soon utilize his “IEP” (Integrated Electric Pump), as well as the work being done by the company Better Place in Israel. Technion alumnus Shai Agassi is the founder and chief executive of Better Place, the leading electric vehicle services provider. Agassi and his company have been focused on one of this century’s biggest challenges: moving the world from oil-based to sustainable transportation. The result of the work completed by Better Place so far is an infrastructure and intelligent network, delivering a range of services to drivers, enabling widespread adoption of electric vehicles, and optimizing energy use.

A glimpse into their accomplishments can be seen in the video.

In an interactive discussion, titled Batteries Not Included 2, keynote speaker will be Dr. Victor Chernov. A graduate from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Technion, his work has focused on the rheology of gel fuels. Dr. Chernov, presently a Lyon Sachs post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, investigates the creation and behaviour of soot in hydrocarbon-air flames.

With the human race continuing to push the boundaries on how far we can travel through space, rocket and jet propulsion is a fascinating and complex field that is based on simple, intuitive principles.

Dr. Chernov will discuss the basic physics and the principles (we promise – no equations!) behind modern, state-of-the-art aviation and space propulsion. Additionally, it will be shown how these principles are taken to the edge at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in several ground-breaking works of water ram-jets, the aforementioned gel fuels for rocket propulsion and more.


Israeli company develops tomato that doesn’t need to be refrigerated

August 25, 2010
An Israeli company that breeds and markets hybrid plant varieties announced a new innovation on Tuesday: A tomato that doesn’t need to be refrigerated. The tomato, named Antonella, retains its firmness, flavor and aroma and does not begin to rot even after a week at room temperature.

Tomatoes Eyal Toueg January 2010 Tomatoes

New tomato variety, developed by Hazera Genetics, retains its firmness, color and aroma even after a week in the Israeli summer heat.