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Graduate computer science students develop app for people with ALS

Maya Brown February 19, 2019
A team of Stony Brook students designed an app that can help improve quality of life for people with ALS and other neuromuscular diseases.
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SBU anthropologist publishes his findings on the worlds smallest ape species

SBU anthropologist publishes his findings on the world’s smallest ape species

Charles Scott November 30, 2018
A paper published in the December 2018 edition of the Journal of Human Evolution explores the potential reason behind why the world’s smallest known ape species went extinct.
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SBU researchers receive $1.2 million to develop technology that studies human eye movement

Joe McQueen November 28, 2018
A team of researchers from Stony Brook University received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that can analyze patterns in human eye movement to help predict where people direct their attention. Researchers from the department of computer science and the department of psychology have teamed up to work on this project.
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SBU researchers make new discoveries about creation of Mars’ moons

Joe McQueen October 30, 2018

One of the moons of Mars, Phobos. A recent study by researchers in Stony Brook's Department of Geoscience found evidence that suggests Mars' moons may have been created due to impact with the...

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Professor Alan Calder discusses the possibility of life in the universe

Professor Alan Calder discusses the possibility of life in the universe

Abhishek Cherath October 8, 2018
According to Calder, the elements required in order to create life are carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen. These form the building blocks of organic compounds which constitute all living organisms.
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Dr. Christopher Gobler gives lecture on harmful algal blooms

Samantha Robinson October 8, 2018
Some of the factors that Gobler attributes to the expansion of HABs are anthropogenic nutrient loading — the process of nutrients entering an ecosystem due to human activity — and climate change.
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Columbia University professor gives lecture on Lyme disease

Doyeon Jean Jang September 28, 2018
Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, Dr. Maria Diuk-Wasser, visited Stony Brook University to give a seminar titled, “Lyme Disease Emergence: A Coupled Natural and Human System” on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
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Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Fotis Sotiropoulos. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSTY

CEAS dean works to harvest renewable energy from sandy rivers

Abhishek Cherath September 28, 2018
Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Fotis Sotiropoulos, has spent the last 10 years on a mission to expand the use of hydropower in the United States.
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SBU researchers find illegal shark fin trade is still thriving despite regulations

Sara Ruberg September 28, 2018
A team of researchers from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) concluded that many endangered species of sharks are still commonly found in the shark fin trade despite international protection.
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Hurricane Florence was worsened by climate change

Brianne Ledda September 23, 2018
The climate model was initialized while Florence was happening and it was run for only seven days, an unusually short period of time for climate models. Although it wasn’t the first time scientists tried to calculate the impact of climate change based on the severity of extreme natural events, it was the first time it was done while the storm was happening.
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SBU professors join statewide effort to combat ocean acidification

Brianne Ledda September 9, 2018
Three Stony Brook faculty members have signed on to a statewide task force to combat ocean acidification, which was announced by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos on Aug. 22.
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Adélie penguins on an iceberg in Antarctica. JASON AUCH/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY 2.0

Research team helps discover massive Antarctic penguin colony

Brianne Ledda March 18, 2018
Ecology & Evolution Associate Professor Heather J. Lynch discovered over 1.5 million Adélie penguins in the Danger Islands near the edge of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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