Posts tagged with: "Research"

FIU biochemistry Ph.D. student Haixiang Yu, chemistry Ph.D. student Juan Canoura, and recent graduate Obtin Alkhamis published a study on FIU’s patented cocaine detection technologies.

Researchers patent quick tests for cocaine

FIU students and their professor have patented a series of new tests that can quickly, accurately and cost-effectively confirm the […]

Dams drive risk of fish extinction in U.S.

Dams drive risk of fish extinction in U.S.

Dams drive local extinction risk of native fish in the southern United States, an FIU study found. The high number […]

Everglades needs more fresh water to fight salt water intrusion

Everglades needs more fresh water to fight salt water intrusion

As sea levels continue to rise, more areas of the coastal Everglades will be susceptible to salt water intrusion, according […]

Hydropower development alters the Amazon, researchers find

Hydropower development alters the Amazon, researchers find

The Andean Amazon is being rapidly altered by a wave of hydropower development and the consequences have been underestimated, according […]

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MS-13 is considered one of the most violent youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere.

FIU researcher: ‘Trump is wrong about MS-13. His rhetoric will make it worse.’

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the diverse perspectives of members of the university community. This piece first appeared […]

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Sexual harassment in the workplace:  how organizational policies can make a difference

Sexual harassment in the workplace: how organizational policies can make a difference

Employees are more likely to report sexual harassment they witness at work when there is a zero-tolerance policy in place, […]

Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Oceanic whitetip sharks move with extreme efficiency, exploiting physics to maximize their energy surplus for both hunting and downtime. A […]

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Source: National Hurricane Center
*Hurricane locations as of September 8, 2017, 2 a.m. EDT

Hurricanes and earthquakes: Can one predict the other?

When three major hurricanes and just as many powerful earthquakes happen at around the same time, as they did in […]

Flooded streets in Arch Creek-North Miami. Photo by Shadaina Dessalines.

New flood risk identified by FIU researcher

As South Florida raises groundwater levels to fight salt water intrusion, the threat of flooding from within will only increase, […]

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

—By JoAnn C. Adkins, Ayleen Barbel Fattal ’06, Evelyn S. Gonzalez and Chrystian Tejedor ’04, MBA ’15 When extreme weather […]

Building hurricane-proof roofs

Building hurricane-proof roofs

An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a […]

Predicting the next big one

Predicting the next big one

The 2017 hurricane season will go on record as one of the most active and devastating in recent history, yet […]

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closeup of woman smoking e-cigarette and enjoying smoke. Copy space

Researchers investigate effects of e-cigarettes on adolescent brains

Use of e-cigarettes is on the rise, leaving scientists wondering what effects they could have on the developing brains of […]

Arsenic research lab lands a top journal cover, again

Arsenic research lab lands a top journal cover, again

When research led by one of the doctoral students in his lab recently landed the cover of a top journal […]

Radiochemistry Ph.D. student Ingrid Lehman-Andino is investigating how to make nuclear energy reusable and less toxic.

Doctoral student wants to make nuclear energy renewable

  The United States has a pretty big problem on its hands – an 80,000-metric-ton radioactive problem. It will take more […]