Monday, July 16, 2018
Florida Tech’s Perez Awarded $750,000 Grant for Solar Research

Jean Carlos Perez, an assistant professor of physics and space sciences at Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech), has been awarded a five-year, nearly $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER program. One of the agency’s most competitive awards, the grant will fund Perez’s work on the theoretical understanding of solar wind turbulence near the Sun – a topic that will be in the spotlight soon with the Parker Solar Probe mission to be launched from Kennedy Space Center in August. ..

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Florida Tech Team Develops New Tools for Mapping the Brain

Researchers at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) have developed the fastest method to date for creating a key molecule used by neuroscientists at Columbia University in mapping brain activity. They also discovered ways to create two new versions of that molecule – a neurotransmitter called glutamate – that will allow researchers to better understand depression, dementia and bipolar disorder.  ..

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Higgs Boson, Top Quarks Linked for First Time in New Collider Research

An observation made by an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider involving Florida Institute of Technology physicists has for the first time connected the two heaviest elementary particles of the Standard Model.  Using the Compact Muon Solenoid detector, which acts as a giant, high-speed camera taking 3-D ‘photographs’ of particle collisions, scientists announced findings that reveal how strongly the Higgs boson interacts with the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark. ..

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Friday, February 02, 2018
FIT: Scientists Discover New Field Affecting Metals Solidification

‘Bias Field’ Could Lead to Process Improvements, Stronger Alloys ..

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
FIT: Doing the Math in Cancer Research

For Munevver Mine Subasi, associate professor in Florida Tech’s department of mathematical sciences, involvement in a current research project on breast cancer has both a personal and a professional connection. ..

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Florida Tech untangles findings from the SABOL experiment

The experiment utilized the microgravity environment of the space station to study how protein fibrils form and grow, a fundamental biological process. ..

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Friday, December 01, 2017
FIT: Can Coral Reefs in the Pacific Ocean Keep Up With Climate Change?

Florida Tech biology professor awarded NSF grant to study reefs protecting island nations ..

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Friday, November 10, 2017
FIT: Researchers Are Teaching Trains to Talk With Machine Learning

Model Locomotives Allow Researchers to Seek Breakthroughs in Machine Learning and Human-Machine Interaction ..

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
FIT: Florida Tech Research Helps Spur New Marine Protected Areas

New Federal Law Protecting Fish Spawning Grounds Could Benefit Seafood, Sport Fishing  ..

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Thursday, November 02, 2017
FIT: 3-D Printed Ligaments May Be an Ideal Way to Repair Injured Knees

Florida Institute of Technology-led research into 3-D printed tissue may eventually yield an ideal way to treat ACL injuries, which affect 150,000 Americans each year, according to The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. ..

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