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UF Researcher: "Reversible" Computers More Energy Efficient, Faster

Published: Oct 31st, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the U.S. Congress continues work on a federal energy bill, a group of University of Florida researchers is to working to implement a radical idea for making computers more energy efficient — as well as smaller and faster.

Rise In Consumer Confidence Suggests Improved Holiday Sales

Published: Oct 28th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose four points this month, suggesting the holiday shopping season will be better for retailers than previous measures indicated, University of Florida economists say.

UF Study Finds Specialty Coffee’s Caffeine Content Capricious

Published: Oct 22nd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If that take-out coffee seems more invigorating than usual today, it might not be your imagination — it may be the java's packing a bigger dose of caffeine than you expected, even if it's decaf.

Strong Nonagricultural Demand Boosts Florida Farmland Values

Published: Oct 20th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The value of agricultural land in all regions of the state increased during the past year, ending the double-digit drop in prices for orange and grapefruit groves in two previous years, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Workplace Rewards Tall People With Money, Respect, UF Study Shows

Published: Oct 16th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Short people may be short-changed when it comes to salary, status and respect, according to a University of Florida study that found tall people earn considerably more money throughout their lives.

UF’s natural history museum to study catfish with $4.7 million NSF grant

Published: Oct 15th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Science Foundation has awarded the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida and four other institutions $4.7 million to discover and describe all catfish species worldwide.

UF study: hospital mergers not necessarily more costly for patients

Published: Oct 9th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Big corporate mergers can be the healthy choice for patients’ wallets, according to a new University of Florida study, which found that hospital consolidations often lead to lower prices.

New guidelines published to help doctors identify and treat potentially deadly genetic disorder

Published: Oct 2nd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first-ever comprehensive guidelines to help physicians accurately diagnose and treat an inherited protein deficiency associated with deadly lung disease were released today.

UF Study: Shopper Thriftiness Outweighs Consumer Satisfaction

Published: Oct 2nd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Coupon clippers, you rule: The chance to save a buck outweighs store satisfaction among penny-pinching shoppers, a new University of Florida study has found.

New research uncovers how the voice gives away a person’s age

Published: Oct 1st, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Everyone knows wrinkles and gray hair are visible signs of age. But indicators of age in a person’s voice are harder to pin down: For every seeming giveaway such as low volume, it’s easy to think of an exception.