Author: Ryan Randall, Florida Tech News Bureau

Florida Tech’s Latest Study Examines Viral Probability of Social Media Posts in Modern Society

New university research can determine if a picture or video will go viral on social media. This summer, Xi Zhang and Akshay Aravamudan, computer engineering and sciences doctoral students, along with computer engineering and sciences associate professor Georgios Anagnostopoulos, presented their work on early online content popularity prediction at the 39th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), a premier machine learning research gathering held this year in Baltimore. […]

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National Science Foundation, NASA Project Involving Florida Tech Research Investigates Martian Soil on Mars

Studies have shown crops can grow in simulated Martian regolith. But that faux material, which is similar to soil, lacks the toxic perchlorates that make plant growth in real Red Planet regolith virtually impossible. […]

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Florida Tech Wins $250,000 U.S. Space Force Contract to Support Space Debris-Cleanup Project

Florida Tech recently won a $250,000 U.S. Space Force contract to support the debris-cleanup project known as Orbital Prime, ran by SpaceWERX, the technology arm of the U.S. Space Force. […]

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Florida Tech Student Kathryn Bock Earns Florida Space Grant Consortium Masters Fellowship Award

Kathryn Bock, a biomedical engineering graduate student, received the Florida Space Grant Consortium Masters Fellowship Program award to investigate the effects of low-dose, space-like radiation on bone cell function. […]

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Florida Tech Research Learns Better Ways to Preserve, Protect Near-Threatened Species Tiger Sharks

As conservationists learn better ways to preserve and protect marine life, new Florida Tech research investigating the movement patterns of tiger sharks may help safeguard the near-threatened species. […]

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Florida Tech Researchers Look To Further Understand Algal Blooms During Latest Study

A new Florida Tech study investigates symbiotic relationships between bacteria and algae that can trigger the occurrence, or worsening, of harmful algal blooms. […]

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Florida Tech Professor Kelli Hunsucker Awarded Marine Science Educator of the Year Honor

When ocean engineering and marine sciences assistant professor Kelli Hunsucker was working on her Ph.D., she saw a want ad for an adjunct professor at what was then Brevard Community College. […]

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Florida Tech Research Suggests Fouling Control Could Reduce Fuel Consumption and Emissions

As oil prices remain high and there is an increasing urgency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, new university research into methods to control biofouling may help lower fuel use for military and commercial ships. […]

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Florida Tech Researchers Continue to Study Mars Architectures Built On Cycler Orbits

Florida Tech researchers continue the study of Mars mission architectures built on cycler orbits originally pioneered by Buzz Aldrin and the university’s Aldrin Research Institute. […]

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Florida Tech Receives New Grant to Advance Ongoing Research for Powerful Doping Tests

Even as a high-profile doping incident rattles the 2022 Winter Olympics, scientists at Florida Tech have received new funding to advance ongoing research that could result in better detection of performance-enhancing drugs and help to protect the playing field in future Olympics and other competitions. […]

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Florida Tech Study: Indian River Lagoon One of the Most Biologically Diverse Estuaries in the Nation

The Indian River Lagoon is undeniably a biodiverse estuary. In numerous accounts over the years, in fact, it is described as “one of the most biologically diverse estuaries in North America.” […]

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Florida Tech Student’s Breast Cancer Detection Tool Wins First Place at 2021 BMES Annual Meeting

Three students have designed a high-tech tool to detect breast cancer that could mean underserved communities around the world would have access to a critical and potentially life-saving diagnostic service. […]

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EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT: Florida Tech Highlights Work Done During 2021 as We Enter the New Year

Oceanography assistant professor Kelli Hunsucker’s work with organism growth is two-fold. Her biofouling research analyzes new ways to keep organisms from accumulating on ship hulls and corroding them. […]

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EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT: Florida Tech Highlights Outstanding Work Done During 2021

Oceanography assistant professor Kelli Hunsucker’s work with organism growth is two-fold. Her biofouling research analyzes new ways to keep organisms from accumulating on ship hulls and corroding them. […]

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