Published: Dec 24th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose five points to 67 in December, reflecting optimism about new presidential leadership in January despite unprecedented pessimism about personal finances, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: Dec 23rd, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For those who love “green” compact fluorescent bulbs but hate their cold light, here’s some good news: Researchers are closer to flipping the switch on cheaper, richer LED-type room lighting.
Published: Dec 18th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Group-based treatment programs may effectively combat childhood obesity in rural communities, according to a new University of Florida study.
Published: Dec 17th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s the time of year when festive lights outline rooftops and driveways, but University of Florida researchers have a different reason to celebrate the same technology that’s becoming popular Yule-time décor — better-growing crops.
Published: Dec 10th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers may have discovered why some brain cells necessary for healthy memory can survive old age or disease, while similar cells hardly a hairsbreadth away die.
Published: Dec 9th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fluctuating gas prices and environmental concerns are leading many to electric-powered cars, and a new University of Florida partnership hopes to find out if it’s really a […]
Published: Dec 4th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Competition for resources can cause animal species in an ecological community to evolve away from each other, becoming less similar — but University of Florida research shows that sometimes mutual benefit causes just the opposite.
Published: Dec 3rd, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The wild pea pod is big and heavy, with seemingly little prayer of escaping the shade of its parent plant.
Published: Dec 2nd, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Radar — the technology that tracks enemy bombers and hurricanes — is now being employed to detect another danger: when babies stop breathing.
Published: Dec 1st, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida, keeper of the world’s shark attack records, is also now overseeing a national records collection for another toothy marine predator: the sawfish.