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Small Satellites

Published: Nov 26th, 2008

When you think of a satellite, you probably picture something the size of a school bus. Now University of Florida engineers have developed one you could hold in your hand, weighing about two pounds.

Research Report: Small Satellites

Published: Nov 26th, 2008

When you think of a satellite, you probably picture something the size of a school bus. Now University of Florida engineers have developed one you could hold in your hand, weighing about two pounds.

New program to address hypertension and obesity concerns among local African-American families

Published: Nov 25th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Compared to all other racial and gender groups in the United States, African-American women are at higher risk of developing hypertension and obesity. The Blue Foundation for […]

Dip in consumer confidence signals disappointing holiday retail season

Published: Nov 25th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell one point to 62 in November and is expected to remain low through December, ushering in what may be the worst holiday […]

2008 Judy Fisher Award winners announced

Published: Nov 25th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The winners of the 2008 Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology Award have been named: Warrington College of Business professors Sanford Berg and Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay, who were chosen […]

Phone counseling works to reinforce weight loss, UF study finds

Published: Nov 24th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Telephone counseling may be just as successful as face-to-face counseling in helping people maintain weight loss, report University of Florida researchers. The UF study is the first […]

Scientists build ‘roach motel’ for nasty bugs of the bacterial variety

Published: Nov 24th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The vacancy sign is on, but the lowlifes who check in never check out.

Winners of the 2008 International Educator of the Year announced

Published: Nov 20th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) announced the recipients of the 2008 International Educator of the Year Award. For senior faculty, Charles H. Wood, professor of […]

Fans asked to bring canned foods to Saturday’s game

Published: Nov 20th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Gators Canned Goods Challenge for Kids already has helped raise more than 3,300 pounds of food for the Bread of the Mighty Food […]

Preserve healthy cabbage palms

Preserve healthy cabbage palms

Published: Nov 20th, 2008

If you look out your window right now, chances are you’ll spot a Sabal palmetto, the scientific name of the cabbage palm, the state tree of Florida and South Carolina. Now imagine the landscape without these icons of the tropics.