Academics & Research

Apps for Popular Smart Home Devices Contain Security Flaws, New Research Finds

Florida Tech researchers found that 16 vendors failed to implement security measures in their devices, thus enabling potential attacks.

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Florida Tech Rising in 2022 College Rankings from Journal, Times Higher Ed

The university has risen 26 spots since last year's college rankings from the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.

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From Septic to Sustainable: A Potential New Source of Fertilizer

A recent study focuses on a new process for converting human waste from home septic systems into phosphorus-rich fertilizer.

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Students Get Space Industry Internships at NASA, Blue Origin and Boeing

Students across various majors took “one giant leap” closer to their dreams of working in the space industry during their summer internships.

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Florida Tech an Elite Sunshine State School, U.S. News Best College Rankings Find

Florida Tech is ranked among the nation's best universities for the 12th consecutive year in the respected annual ranking.

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460 Likes and Life Purpose

Burrow, Anthony L., & Rainone, Nicolette (2017). How many likes did I get?: Purpose moderates links between positive social media feedback and self-esteem. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 232–236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2016.09.005 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. How do you feel when you get a “like” on social media? Human development researchers studied the impact of Facebook “likes” on self-esteem.…

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New Research Examines 3D Coral Printing Possibilities

As reefs face threats from climate change, Florida Tech is exploring 3D printing to potentially help sustain this critical ocean resource.

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Study Shows Impacts of Deforestation, Forest Burning on Biodiversity in the Amazon

Researchers found that the Amazon's unique biodiversity is highly vulnerable to changes in forest management and policy enforcement.

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459 Feeling Blue-Suicide Prevention

Research by Matsubayashi, Tetsuya; Sawada, Yasuyuki; & Ueda,Michiko (2014). Does the installation of blue lights on train platforms SHIFT suicide to ANOTHER station?: Evidence from Japan. Journal of Affective Disorders,169, 57–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2014.07.036 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. What can societies do to help? Researchers reviewed data from 71 train stations in Japan between…

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458 Truthful Tots

Research by Bender, Jasmine; O’Connor, Alison M.; & Evans, Angela D. (2018). Mirror, mirror on the wall: Increasing young children’s honesty through inducing self-awareness. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology,167, 414–422 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2017.12.001 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. To instill honesty, parents tell children, “Don’t lie.” “Be Honest.” “Promise to tell the truth. ”Since promising doesn’t seem to work for very…

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