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Trotz der Blockade wird in Gaza weiter gelernt, gearbeitet – und geforscht. Rami Almeghari berichtet  auf „electronic intifada“ über eine Ausstellung von Neuheiten und Produkten „made in Gaza“.

Eine davon fand ich besonders beeindruckend – und aus der Situation in Gaza entstanden:

At another corner of the exhibition, Huda Abu Shammala and Ula Skaik, two recent graduates in electrical engineering from the Islamic University of Gaza, stood behind a metal detector that they recently built — and which they hope could be used to detect land mines and unexploded ordinance.

During its winter 2008-09 invasion of the Gaza Strip, Israel heavily bombed the Islamic University. The UN-commissioned Goldstone report stated that the targeted facilities „were civilian, educational buildings“ and that the investigators „did not find any information about their use as a military facility or their contribution to a military effort that might have made them a legitimate target in the eyes of the Israeli armed forces.“

The young women’s device resembles a miniature combat tank with treads to propel it forward, except it carries no weapons. Instead, a probe extends from an arm in front of it.

„This robot metal detector is made of simple materials that already exist here,“ Abu Shammala told The Electronic Intifada. „As you see, the circuit is small, the structure is made of metal, and the treads that make it move as well as the detection arm, all are locally found.“

The device can detect metals down to a depth of 15 centimeters below the ground.

„The idea came to us during the Israeli war on Gaza in January 2009,“ said Abu Shammala. „We heard that the Israeli forces used such equipment to comb the areas they invaded.“ She hoped that her and Skaik’s robot could be developed to detect land mines and ordnance especially in border areas where Israel has declared „buffer zones“ inside the Gaza Strip which prevent farmers from cultivating their own land.

Ein preiswertes Minensuchgerät, das die Arbeit auf den Feldern einmal wieder sicherer machen kann, und das auch jetzt schon aus Restmaterialien hergestellt werden kann. Somit ist man nicht auf israelische Einfuhrerlaubnisse angewiesen.

Der ganze Artikel ist interessant, ich hätte gerne noch mehr über die Ausstellung gewusst.

Wenn einmal wieder alle notwendigen Materialien erhältlich sind, kann da hoffentlich noch viel weiter entwickelt werden.

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