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Florida Tech Professor Richard Turner Named Florida Academy of Sciences Medalist |

Florida Tech Professor Richard Turner Named Florida Academy of Sciences Medalist | | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it
Richard Turner, professor emeritus of biological sciences at Florida Institute of Technology, a respected scholar of Florida invertebrates and a guiding force at the Florida Academy of Sciences, has been awarded the academy’s highest honor, the FAS Medal.
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Fungos em Fezes Dão Pistas Sobre Fim de Bichos Gigantes

Fungos em Fezes Dão Pistas Sobre Fim de Bichos Gigantes | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Mark Bush's research on fungi that grew on Ice Age poop may explain the mystery of the disappearance of megafauna. Featured in Brazil's leading newspaper.

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Florida Tech Researcher Talks About Great White Shark Spotted off Florida Coast

Florida Tech Researcher Talks About Great White Shark Spotted off Florida Coast | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Fox 35 interviews shark biologist Dr. Toby Daly-Engel about Great White Shark sighting. 

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Travel to Mars Without Leaving Florida

Travel to Mars Without Leaving Florida | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Florida Tech professor and retired astronaut Sam Durrance tried virtual reality spacewalk training during the preview of the new Astronaut Training Experience Center and Mars Base 1 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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Watch an astrophysicist explain what happened when he secretly infiltrated the Flat Earth Society

Watch an astrophysicist explain what happened when he secretly infiltrated the Flat Earth Society | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it
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Natural disasters pose threat to coral reefs | Nature | The Earth Times

Natural disasters pose threat to coral reefs | Nature | The Earth Times | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it
Earthquakes launched half of the Belizean Barrier Reef into deeper waters. Studying the possible effects of natural disasters must play a role in protecting ecosystems, researchers assert. The Belizean Barrier Reef is the second largest reef ecosystem in the world, second only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
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Florida tech receives $246M software grant from Siemens

Florida tech receives $246M software grant from Siemens | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it
Technology giant Siemens announced Thursday that it will grant an estimated $246 million in software to the Florida Institute of Technology.
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In Night Sky, Beauty Followed Beast of Irma

In Night Sky, Beauty Followed Beast of Irma | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Daniel Batcheldor, head of the Physics and Space Sciences Department at the Florida Institute of Technology, said, 

“For members of the public being wowed, and wanting to learn more about astronomy, power outages are fabulous, as well as a much-needed distraction..."

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Mental Health Court Pays Off, Research Shows

Mental Health Court Pays Off, Research Shows | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Florida Tech found that recidivism rates are way down for those who go through mental health court instead of adversarial proceedings.

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Florida Tech Researcher Explains Why Florida is the Lightning Capital of the Country on CBS Evening News

Florida Tech Researcher Explains Why Florida is the Lightning Capital of the Country on CBS Evening News | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Florida is known for its sunshine, but when storms move in, it's also known for lightning. Florida Tech physicist Amitabh Nag explains how climate and geography make the state the lightning capital.

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Lightning is more powerful over oceans

Lightning is more powerful over oceans | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Researchers from the Florida Institute of Technology found that lightning strikes over the ocean can be much more powerful than strikes over land.

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SME launch ITEAM Consortium to maximize profitability and design for additive manufacturing

SME launch ITEAM Consortium to maximize profitability and design for additive manufacturing | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Florida Tech professor Grieves comments, "The information about additive machines and material capabilities that users need to make quality decisions is fragmented and expensive. This new future requires accurate, reliable and current information so users can make the best technical and economic decisions as to additive equipment and materials. SME is stepping up to the challenge of providing this capability with ITEAM."

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New Florida Tech Research Could Improve Spaceflight Safety

New Florida Tech Research Could Improve Spaceflight Safety | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Ondřej Doule's research at Florida Institute of Technology may help companies decide how to launch astronauts and paying customers to space as safely as possible.

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Marine Parks Produce Healthier Fish

Marine Parks Produce Healthier Fish | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it
Marine parks aren’t just useful for protecting delicate environments, but might also just be the key to producing healthier future generations of fish.  A new study by the Florida Institute of Technology suggests that fish born in marine reserves are healthier, larger, and more successful at reproducing. The findings centered on marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Philippines and documented that many of the fish born in such reserves grow to be larger—a promising find for local fishermen who are often frustrated by bureaucratic conservation efforts. “The first reaction to marine reserves by local users is traditionally, ‘You close all of these fishing areas and we can’t fish anymore in there,’” study co-author Ralph Turingan said.   “That is the wrong way to think. These MPAs are actually important is sustaining fishing activities,” he added. If you feel like digging into the data, you can find the study published in the online journal PLOS One.
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Bonefish Successfully Spawned in Captivity : The Fishing Wire

Bonefish Successfully Spawned in Captivity : The Fishing Wire | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Bonefish successfully spawned in captivity through Florida Tech research shows a possible way to replenish the Florida Keys sport fish population.

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Fishing for Data - Vero Beach Magazine 

Fishing for Data - Vero Beach Magazine  | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

 The mission of the Land Trust, bolstered by Florida Tech research,  has been to preserve, conserve and improve environmentally sensitive property in Indian River County. The nonprofit’s concerted efforts over the last 10 years have resulted in the purchase and protection of some 1,000 acres of undeveloped land, including 10 miles of shoreline along the Indian River Lagoon. 

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'Making America Great Again' — In Space?

'Making America Great Again' — In Space? | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

How the moon program will take shape remains to be seen, said Andrew Aldrin, who runs the Florida Institute of Technology's Buzz Aldrin Space Institute...

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Scientists are raising worms in space soil in hopes of bringing Earthly life to Mars

Scientists are raising worms in space soil in hopes of bringing Earthly life to Mars | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

 NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida announced a partnership with the Florida Tech Buzz Aldrin Space Institute to create a “Martian garden,” too. Scientists planted 30 seeds in test tubes of fake Martian soil and managed to nurse about half the batch into edible crops.

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Florida Tech Research Contributed to New Federal Law to Protect Game Fish Spawning Grounds

Florida Tech Research Contributed to New Federal Law to Protect Game Fish Spawning Grounds | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Researchers mapped out the spawning grounds of fish along the East Coast of the US in order to manage those fisheries sustainably. 

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Curved Substrates Restrict Stem Cell Spreading and Induce Differentiation 

Curved Substrates Restrict Stem Cell Spreading and Induce Differentiation  | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

An invention by Florida Institute of Technology's Shengyuan Yang was found to naturally narrow the spreading of stem cells and has the potential to induce and regulate their differentiation.

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Irma Needed Little Hurricane Fury to Smash Orlando Area

Irma Needed Little Hurricane Fury to Smash Orlando Area | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Jean-Paul Pinelli, director of Florida Institute of Technology’s Wind and Hurricane Impact Laboratory, said Irma is likely to refuel the long-standing debate over power lines.

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Florida Tech Opens its Doors for Solar Eclipse Viewing

Florida Tech Opens its Doors for Solar Eclipse Viewing | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

Florida Institute of Technology welcomes the public into the world of astronomy and awe for the Great American Eclipse.

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Satellite Beach Intern Sparks Eco-Sustainability Push

Satellite Beach Intern Sparks Eco-Sustainability Push | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

 Satellite Beach officials contracted with Florida Tech to pay up to $5,000 to create a sustainability action plan. Public comment was collected this spring during the Satellite Beach Coastal Garden Fair and Earth Day events at Florida Tech, Northrop Grumman and the Brevard Zoo.

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Study Confirms Lightning More Powerful Over Ocean than Land

Study Confirms Lightning More Powerful Over Ocean than Land | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it
Lightning Findings from Florida Institute of Technology could help guide improved development of ships and off-shore structures.
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Florida Tech Developed Camera Could Help Find Earth-Like Planets

Florida Tech Developed Camera Could Help Find Earth-Like Planets | Florida Tech Research | Scoop.it

From WMFE: 

An experiment on the International Space Station could help planetary scientist take a picture of an Earth-like planet outside our solar system. The imaging device is being developed by the Florida Institute of Technology.

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