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Cyber Experts Teach How to Shop Smart and Safely this Holiday Season

In preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, LSU cybersecurity expert Abe Baggili and his students share the latest hackable technology and how to protect you and your family this holiday shopping season.

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LSU Professor Captures Shockwaves from Volcano with Handmade Air Pressure Sensor

LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Professor Chunyan Li picked up the global atmospheric shockwaves sent out by the largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century on air pressure sensors at his home and office.

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

When we think of healthy vegetables, we don't think of potatoes, but we should. Potatoes have developed a reputation for causing weight gain and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and often find themselves on a list of foods to avoid, especially for individuals with insulin resistance. However, a new study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, says that potatoes actually did not increase that risk, are filled with key nutrients, and packed with health benefits.

Kameshwar Studying the Effect of Debris on Structures in Natural Disasters

Kameshwar Studying the Effect of Debris on Structures in Natural Disasters

In Louisiana, the main concern for several months out of the year is hurricanes, or more specifically, the wind and storm surge that accompany them. However, an overlooked aspect of these storms is the resulting debris, which accounts for nearly 25% of all disaster costs.

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Want Safe Roads? LSU Researchers Think Artificial Intelligence Can Help Us Understand Driver Behavior

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded the LSU Center for Analytics and Research in Transportation Safety a competitive grant to build an AI engine to better understand driver behavior that leads to crashes in order to help prevent them.

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LSU Improves Storm Surge and Flood Predictions with AI

The LSU-developed tool to predict storm surge and flooding during severe weather events—the Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment, or CERA, website—has become an essential resource for thousands of emergency managers and first responders in Louisiana and the nation’s coastal states to help protect people and infrastructure. Now, the tool will become even smarter and faster, thanks to artificial intelligence.

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Hacking the Metaverse

LSU Cybersecurity Professor Abe Baggili is one of the first people in the world to study immersive virtual reality safety to provide solutions to the VR software industry and protect people who use these new products.


LSU Geoscientists Analyze Fans' Earthshaking Reaction to Win

Fans inside and outside of Tiger Stadium erupted with excitement as they watched their team beat Alabama in overtime. At the same time, a seismometer on LSU's campus captured the excitement, recording two distinctive seismic wave events.

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LSU Researchers Use AI to Track Cybercrime in Louisiana And Beyond

LSU cybersecurity researchers are developing a new tool, called HookTracer, to speed up cybercrime investigations using AI.

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LSU Researchers Collaborate to Better Understand the Weak Nuclear Force

Physical Review Letters, the world’s premier physics letter journal, has published two papers by a team of LSU nuclear physics researchers to advance the knowledge on the important implications for understanding the physics of the weak nuclear force.

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LSU Research Team Leads Federal Study of Underwater Mudslides in the Gulf of Mexico to Understand Impacts on Energy Infrastructure, Shipwrecks

An interdisciplinary team of LSU researchers is coordinating the largest-ever collaborative study of the seabed where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico with $3.8 million in support from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM.

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Researchers at LSU Health Shreveport and LSU Shreveport Use AI to Better Understand and Treat Brain Tumors

Medical doctors are collaborating with computer scientists to improve care for patients with cavernous malformations, some of the most difficult-to-treat tumors in the head and spine.

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LSU Experts Weigh-in on Record Low Mississippi River Levels

In the month of October, the Mississippi River has seen record low levels from Illinois to Louisiana. In Baton Rouge, the level is revealing a more than 100 year old sunken ferry and the underbelly of the USS Kidd. LSU experts share more insight on what the low-level means for the state and nation.

Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Now Performing Monkeypox Virus Testing

Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Now Performing Monkeypox Virus Testing

Effective Oct. 4, the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, or LADDL, at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine began testing for monkeypox virus for the LSU Student Health Center. In 2021, LADDL, an accredited veterinary diagnostic laboratory, acquired CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certification for the testing of human samples for COVID-19 and now monkeypox virus.


LSU Chemical Engineering, St. Joseph’s Academy Students Study Breast Cancer in 3D Environment

Though October is recognized nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, LSU faculty and students are working every month to help combat the potentially fatal disease that has been projected to affect nearly 340,000 Americans this year.