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Machine-learned Human Emotions Will 'Drive' Autonomous Vehicles

By | June 16, 2021

A unique invention by a researcher in the College of Engineering and Computer Science based on machine-learned human moods for autonomous systems has received a competitive U.S. utility patent.

Understanding Florida's Harmful Algal Blooms Free Online Video Series

By | June 14, 2021

FAU's Center for Environmental Studies and the U.S. Geological Survey have developed a series of free online modules to assist in understanding the science and challenges related to harmful algal blooms.

Sellers Call the Shots in Florida's Overvalued Housing Market

By | June 10, 2021

Homes across Florida are selling for more than 17 percent above their long-term pricing trend, with the degree of overpricing a particular concern in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area.

Study Shows Aerobic Exercise Helps Cognitive Function in Older Adults

By | June 10, 2021

A study conducted on older adults at risk for Alzheimer's shows that a memory biomarker increased after a 26-week structured aerobic exercise training, confirming the beneficial effects of exercise.

Alarming Rising Trends in Suicide by Firearms in Young Americans

By | June 9, 2021

Researchers from the Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators examined suicide trends by firearms in white and black Americans ages 5 to 24 years from 1999 to 2018.

Index Spotlights Where Home Prices are Rising the Fastest

By | June 3, 2021

Home prices are escalating quickly in Dallas and a handful of other U.S. cities where consumers would be better off by renting and reinvesting the money they would otherwise have spent on homeownership.

Mangrove Root Model May Hold the Key to Preventing Coastal Erosion

By | June 3, 2021

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers are the first to quantify the optimal mangrove root hydrodynamic with a predictive model, providing insight into the erosion processes of shorelines.

Future Pandemic? Consider Altering Animal Agriculture Practices

By | June 2, 2021

FAU bioethicist Justin Bernstein, Ph.D., offers three plausible solutions to mitigate zoonotic risk associated with intensive animal agriculture for public health.

Sargassum Now World's Largest Harmful Algal Bloom Due to Nitrogen

By | May 24, 2021

FAU Harbor Branch scientists have discovered that a surge in nitrogen worldwide has dramatically changed the chemistry and composition of Sargassum, floating brown seaweed, turning it into a toxic "dead zone."

FAU Study: South Florida Homes Overvalued by 13 Percent in May

By | May 24, 2021

Southeast Florida homes became even more overvalued in May, further fueling concerns of a market correction, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.