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    FIU engineering students, along with students from Tsinghua University, created a cost-efficient, solar-powered house.

    What’s cooler than robots? Underwater robots! Check out FIU’s Sea Perch Underwater ROV project.


    New DNA Encyclopedia Attempts to Map Function of Entire Human Genome - Wired.com

    Do you know what this is lurking in our oceans? FIU researcher Heather Bracken-Grissom and a team of scientists have solved the 20 year mystery. 

    Find out at news.FIU.edu.

    Physics professor Pete Markowitz answers the biggest science question of the day — why is the ‘God Particle’ such a big deal? 


    My name is Maureen A. Donnelly and I am a biologist at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.  This photo was taken in Madre de Dios Peru after Rudolf von May and I visited one of his study sites.  We are interested in the ecology and conservation of tropical forest frogs. 

    Marine scientist champions Blue Carbon

    A recent study by FIU professor James Fourqurean finds that seagrass can store more heat-trapping carbon than forests can and could be part of the solution to climate change.

    Read more at news.FIU.edu

    Professor James Fourqurean collects data for his Blue Carbon research in Shark Bay, Australia.

    FIU exhibit on display at Museum of Discovery and Science

    When the Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale recently opened its new EcoDiscovery Center, FIU researchers delivered a unique Everglades exhibit.

    Sitting at the center of the major, 34,000-square-foot expansion is a kiosk housing the latest tracking data for a variety of predators that currently populate the Everglades waters. Museum visitors can stay up-to-date on alligators and a variety of sharks that Michael Heithaus, executive director of FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS), and his research team are currently tracking along the coastal Everglades.

    For the full story, visit http://bit.ly/s4EvUW.


    Tumblr, I’d like you to meet the Science Cheerleaders. They are all current and former professional cheerleaders — all of which are also science professionals or enthusiasts. They want to encourage young girls to pursue math and science by sending the message that a traditionally feminine pursuit can go hand in hand with hard math. There are some smart cookies on this pom squad. Here’s a little more info.

    U.S. Data Consumption in One Day

    The report estimates that between 1980 and 2008, bytes consumed increased 350 percent, for an average annual growth rate of 5.4 percent. According to the report, the average American’s information consumption of 34 gigabytes a day is the equivalent of about one-fifth of a notebook computer’s hard drive, depending on the model.  

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