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UF Robotic Submarine’s Mission In Competition: To Recover ‘Black Box’

UF Robotic Submarine’s Mission In Competition: To Recover ‘Black Box’

Published: Jun 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When an airliner goes down in the ocean, divers often work days or weeks in dangerous conditions to find the “black box” that could reveal what went wrong.

Research To Give Authorities New Tool In Tracking Terrorists

Published: Jun 28th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new technique developed by University of Florida and University of Central Florida researchers may make it harder for terrorist bombers to cover their tracks.

UF Survey: Interest Rate Hikes Fail To Thwart Consumer Confidence

Published: Jun 27th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite rising interest rates and higher gas prices, consumers in Florida continue to be optimistic about the economy, according to the latest consumer confidence survey released by University of Florida economists.

UF Researchers Find Painless Electrical Stimulus Helps Restore Hand Movement For Stroke Patients

Published: Jun 26th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Leslie McClellan, 68, could barely hold an empty soft drink can with his left hand years after a stroke rendered his left side almost completely useless. Forget about picking up a piece of paper or grasping a pencil — or, worse yet, preparing meals.

Poverty And Limited Access To Health Care A Problem For Some Former Welfare

Published: Jun 23rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Reform efforts and a booming economy have carved 100,000 people off Florida’s welfare rolls in recent years, but a new University of Florida study shows that many of the most vulnerable former aid recipients continue to be plagued by poverty, joblessness and inadequate health care.

UF Study: Even Savvy Kids Are Won Over By Entertaining Commercials

Published: Jun 22nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kids aren’t nearly as savvy about advertising as they seemingly should be, considering how much TV they watch, University of Florida researchers have found.

Toxic Algae Possible Cause Of Increased Gator Deaths In Lake Griffin

Published: Jun 21st, 2000

LEESBURG — A toxic strain of blue-green algae may be involved in the skyrocketing number of alligator deaths in Lake Griffin during the past two years, say state officials and University of Florida researchers.

UF Researchers Find Oldest Bones Of New Giant Ground Sloth Species

UF Researchers Find Oldest Bones Of New Giant Ground Sloth Species

Published: Jun 20th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Bones of a newly discovered ground sloth that is the oldest of its kind ever found in North America have been uncovered by a University of Florida research team.

UF Teams With Police Department On Crime Mapping Program

Published: Jun 16th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—In a unique partnership between police and academia, University of Florida researchers are tailoring satellite-related mapping software to help police track crimes and allocate resources more efficiently.

UF Shrimp School Works To Improve Quality And Safety For Consumers And Industry

Published: Jun 15th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—With 75 percent of the shrimp in the United States now coming from other countries, seafood inspectors are working harder than ever to ensure the catch that lands on consumers’ plates is up to snuff.