Science and Technology

University of Miami scientists deploy aboard Hurricane Hunter aircraft to gather the critical data needed that could help save lives and advance research on tropical cyclones.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/researchers-fly-into-the-maelstrom.html


Termites may have a larger role in future ecosystems

University of Miami tropical biologist Amy Zanne led an international research study to investigate termite and microbial wood discovery and decay.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/termites-may-have-a-larger-role-in-future-ecosystems.html

Termites may have a larger role in future ecosystems

University of Miami tropical biologist Amy Zanne led an international research study to investigate termite and microbial wood discovery and decay.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/termites-may-have-a-larger-role-in-future-ecosystems.html

Termites may have a larger role in future ecosystems

University of Miami tropical biologist Amy Zanne led an international research study to investigate termite and microbial wood discovery and decay.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/termites-may-have-a-larger-role-in-future-ecosystems.html

Termites may have a larger role in future ecosystems

University of Miami tropical biologist Amy Zanne led an international research study to investigate termite and microbial wood discovery and decay.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/termites-may-have-a-larger-role-in-future-ecosystems.html


University community tries out new augmented reality tools

In a Magic Leap 2 Developer Event held Tuesday, the company let students, faculty members, staff, and local professionals learn more about the newest headset, set to be released Sept. 30.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/university-community-tries-out-new-augmented-reality-tools.html

University community tries out new augmented reality tools

In a Magic Leap 2 Developer Event held Tuesday, the company let students, faculty members, staff, and local professionals learn more about the newest headset, set to be released Sept. 30.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/university-community-tries-out-new-augmented-reality-tools.html

University community tries out new augmented reality tools

In a Magic Leap 2 Developer Event held Tuesday, the company let students, faculty members, staff, and local professionals learn more about the newest headset, set to be released Sept. 30.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/university-community-tries-out-new-augmented-reality-tools.html


Marine protected areas can help safeguard ocean biodiversity

With more than 98 percent of U.S. waters outside the Central Pacific not being part of a marine protected area, critical marine ecosystems are in peril and opportunities to mitigate climate change are being lost, according to Daniel Suman, a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of Miami.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/marine-protected-areas-can-help-safeguard-ocean-biodiversity.html

Marine protected areas can help safeguard ocean biodiversity

With more than 98 percent of U.S. waters outside the Central Pacific not being part of a marine protected area, critical marine ecosystems are in peril and opportunities to mitigate climate change are being lost, according to Daniel Suman, a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of Miami.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/marine-protected-areas-can-help-safeguard-ocean-biodiversity.html


How dangerous is dust from evaporating Great Salt Lake?

Dust plumes from a receding Great Salt Lake could be fueling one of the worst air quality problems in the nation. Cassandra Gaston, a scientist at the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, is studying just how bad the problem could be.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/how-dangerous-is-dust-from-evaporating-great-salt-lake.html

How dangerous is dust from evaporating Great Salt Lake?

Dust plumes from a receding Great Salt Lake could be fueling one of the worst air quality problems in the nation. Cassandra Gaston, a scientist at the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, is studying just how bad the problem could be.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/how-dangerous-is-dust-from-evaporating-great-salt-lake.html


Tropical cyclone expert tests critical tools for storm forecasting

As a 10-year-old, Samantha Camposano was tracking Hurricane Wilma as it bore down on her home on Florida’s West Coast. That close brush with the storm inspired her to become a hurricane researcher, and now her job has her at the forefront of helping to improve storm predictions and preparation.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/tropical-cyclone-expert-tests-critical-tools-for-storm-forecasting.html

Tropical cyclone expert tests critical tools for storm forecasting

As a 10-year-old, Samantha Camposano was tracking Hurricane Wilma as it bore down on her home on Florida’s West Coast. That close brush with the storm inspired her to become a hurricane researcher, and now her job has her at the forefront of helping to improve storm predictions and preparation.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/tropical-cyclone-expert-tests-critical-tools-for-storm-forecasting.html


New class aims to foster climate-savvy leaders

The University is offering its first cross-disciplinary course focused on climate resilience and taught by a variety of key faculty members from across the institution.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/new-class-aims-to-foster-climate-savvy-leaders.html


Rosenstiel School’s new name reflects its larger scope

It started as the Marine Laboratory in the early 1940s, but now the school has expanded its name to the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science to better reflect its research and teaching endeavors.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/rosenstiel-schools-new-name-reflects-its-larger-scope.html


Researchers shed new light on gopher tortoises

Biology associate professor Christopher Searcy and graduate student Leyna Stemle are studying the behavior of the young reptiles to help protect the species, which is key to the survival of many other native organisms.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/researchers-shed-new-light-on-gopher-tortoises.html



University team joins national effort studying Asian monsoons

Rosenstiel School professor emeritus Elliot Atlas and six other researchers are spending August in South Korea to collect air samples that could unravel what chemical elements the summer Asian monsoon system brings into the atmosphere.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/university-team-joins-national-effort-studying-asian-monsoons.html

University team joins national effort studying Asian monsoons

Rosenstiel School professor emeritus Elliot Atlas and six other researchers are spending August in South Korea to collect air samples that could unravel what chemical elements the summer Asian monsoon system brings into the atmosphere.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/university-team-joins-national-effort-studying-asian-monsoons.html


Is the nation prepared for the impact of an ‘extreme heat belt’?

Death Valley-like temperatures above 125 degrees Fahrenheit caused by the climate crisis will affect a large portion of the nation 30 years from now. The way we build must improve to keep people safe, according to a University of Miami School of Architecture professor.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/is-the-nation-prepared-for-the-impact-of-an-extreme-heat-belt.html

Is the nation prepared for the impact of an ‘extreme heat belt’?

Death Valley-like temperatures above 125 degrees Fahrenheit caused by the climate crisis will affect a large portion of the nation 30 years from now. The way we build must improve to keep people safe, according to a University of Miami School of Architecture professor.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/is-the-nation-prepared-for-the-impact-of-an-extreme-heat-belt.html



Project a model for community-based climate adaptation strategies

As part of the University of Miami multidisciplinary initiative, Hyperlocalism: Transforming the Paradigm for Climate Adaptation, residents from Homestead and Little River devised solutions to combat the effects of climate change in their communities.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/project-a-model-for-community-based-climate-adaptation-strategies.html

Project a model for community-based climate adaptation strategies

As part of the University of Miami multidisciplinary initiative, Hyperlocalism: Transforming the Paradigm for Climate Adaptation, residents from Homestead and Little River devised solutions to combat the effects of climate change in their communities.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/project-a-model-for-community-based-climate-adaptation-strategies.html


Astrophysicist helps map the origins of the universe

Josh Gundersen, a professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, is part of an international team of astronomers looking back billions of light years into the past to study the birth of star-forming galaxies.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/astrophysicist-helps-map-the-origins-of-the-universe.html

Astrophysicist helps map the origins of the universe

Josh Gundersen, a professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, is part of an international team of astronomers looking back billions of light years into the past to study the birth of star-forming galaxies.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/astrophysicist-helps-map-the-origins-of-the-universe.html



What’s behind the heat wave in Europe?

Roads, railways, and utilities are at risk during the record-breaking temperatures. Even buildings, many of which lack air-conditioning, provide little relief, putting the health of people in danger. University experts address the torridness that is wreaking havoc on the area, especially the United Kingdom.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/07/whats-behind-the-heat-wave-in-europe.html

What’s behind the heat wave in Europe?

Roads, railways, and utilities are at risk during the record-breaking temperatures. Even buildings, many of which lack air-conditioning, provide little relief, putting the health of people in danger. University experts address the torridness that is wreaking havoc on the area, especially the United Kingdom.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/07/whats-behind-the-heat-wave-in-europe.html


Be aware of the dangers of lightning

University of Miami professor Brian Mapes offers information on how to protect yourself from the discharge of atmospheric electricity that could prove deadly.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/07/be-aware-of-the-dangers-of-lightning.html

Be aware of the dangers of lightning

University of Miami professor Brian Mapes offers information on how to protect yourself from the discharge of atmospheric electricity that could prove deadly.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/07/be-aware-of-the-dangers-of-lightning.html


Webb telescope rewrites cosmic history with images of universe

A time travel machine, the $10 billion space observatory is being considered well worth the price tag because it will help answer long-held questions about the big bang and search for signs of alien life, University of Miami astrophysicists maintain.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/07/webb-telescope-rewrites-cosmic-history-with-images-of-universe.html

Webb telescope rewrites cosmic history with images of universe

A time travel machine, the $10 billion space observatory is being considered well worth the price tag because it will help answer long-held questions about the big bang and search for signs of alien life, University of Miami astrophysicists maintain.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/07/webb-telescope-rewrites-cosmic-history-with-images-of-universe.html


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