Flushing a Public Toilet? Don’t Linger, Since Aerosolized Droplets Do
Flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet. A variety of pathogens are usually found in stagnant water as well as in urine, feces and vomit. When dispersed widely through aerosolization, these pathogens can cause Ebola, norovirus that results in violent food poisoning, as well as COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2.... more
Picture Perfect: Camera Traps Find Endangered Dryas Monkeys
The Endangered dryas monkey (Cercopithecus dryas), endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is one of Africa’s most mysterious primates. The discovery of the dryas monkey killed by a hunter in the buffer zone of Lomami National Park in 2014 has prompted field research of this small species (5-7 pounds). However, they are difficult to detect because they live in dense vegetation in secondary forest thickets.... more
Common Antibiotic Effective in Healing Coral Disease Lesions
A new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute reveals how a common antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in humans is showing promise in treating disease-affected Montastraea cavernosa coral colonies in situ. ... more
FAU Harbor Branch scientists have found that amoxicillin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in humans, has a 95 percent success rate at healing individual disease lesions in stony corals.
FAU scientists developed a non-invasive camera-trap technique that confirms the existence of mysterious and endangered dryas monkeys in new locations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers explored the flushing power of toilets and urinals in a public restroom to test the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
A Florida Atlantic University undergraduate who created an app for the marine industry won the $10,000 first prize in the 13th annual Business Plan Competition.
Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the annual FAU Wave Competition, an undergraduate applied research competition organized by FAU's Division of Research.
Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Bret Danilowicz today announced the recipients of the 52nd annual Honors Convocation awards.
The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the spring semester, which begins Thursday, March 25.
The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter will present a lecture by Kelly Mills, M.D.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University will present two virtual screenings of the 2021 LUNAFEST® Film Festival on Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4 at 4 p.m.
The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) Board recently announced its 2021-22 roster, including six members of its executive committee.
The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® recently elected its 2021 officers, naming Michael Allison, J.D., as elected chairman and Daniel Flynn, Ph.D., as re-elected vice chairman.
To rapidly advance the field of artificial intelligence and autonomy, FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science recently unveiled its "Center for Connected Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence."
Listen to the soothing sounds of a snacking stingray
Absurd as it sounds, this video of a stingray snacking on shellfish may be the most soothing scene that’s floated across our screens this year. But for the marine biologists who captured the recording, the listening experience is more than just an ASMR thrill. Shark and ray researchers from Florida Atlantic University used a battery-powered camera with a hydrophone (the underwater equivalent of a microphone) to eavesdrop on captive spotted eagle rays. ... more