Close the Innovation Deficit

http://youtu.be/ZS0Gcsi5820 Close the Innovation Deficit is an effort by leaders of the business, higher education, scientific, and high-tech manufacturing communities who are concerned about cuts and stagnating federal investments in research and higher education at...

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Testing the world’s first vertical forest

Testing the world’s first vertical forest

When developers in Italy wanted to do full-scale testing on how hundreds of trees on terraces of two residential towers in Milan would hold up in winds in excess of 100 miles per hour, they turned to FIU’s Wall of Wind.   The Bosco Verticale (vertical forest)...

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FIU students to test their own version of RoboCop

FIU students to test their own version of RoboCop

MIAMI (Feb. 10, 2014) –- Researchers and students in FIU’s Discovery Lab have developed the initial prototype of a TeleBot -- which combines telepresence and robotics -- to allow disabled police and military personnel to serve as patrol officers. A demonstration of...

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Miami Northwestern students pedal their way to SOBEWFF

FIU Engineering student Adam Manoussakis understands the skepticism he hears when he tries to explain the mechanics of a bicycle-powered blender that can whip up a tasty fruit smoothie in a matter of seconds. “It does sound a little strange,” said Manoussakis, a...

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Internships propel FIU grad to NASA

At 26, FIU alumnus Rigoberto Roche has reached a level of scientific success that many recent graduates can only imagine. His work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) includes writing complex code for the International Space Station, as well...

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