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    Solar panels are expensive contraptions, but a group of engineering students created sprayable solar panels, which are more efficient and inexpensive. 

    The creation won them the 2nd prize at the Odebrecht International Sustainability Competition.

    Did you know that at some point in WW1, someone realized that sulfur mustard (Mustard Gas) had a lot of cancer-fighting properties? Especially when you remove the sulfur, and introduce nitrogen into the equation.

    Maybe biological weapons can actually save people’s lives…

    Dr. Aileen Marty explains.

    Get more info on TEDxFIU 2014 here.

    One FIU biologist has made a career out of music, but she’s not a record producer or a musician. She’s a bat biologist.

    Read all about Kirsten Bohn!

    A group of scientists including Fabien Cousteau, Jacques Cousteau’s grandson, embarked yesterday on Mission 31, the longest underwater saturation mission in the FIU Aquarius Reef Base.

    Follow the 31-day mission on Twitter, Facebook and aquarius.fiu.edu

    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. 

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