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UF survey: consumer confidence remains unchanged in April

Published: May 29th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida remained unchanged from April, continuing to be plagued by concerns about personal finances, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

Technology patented to create Pierce’s disease-resistant grapevines

Published: May 15th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Grape growers battling a disease that causes millions of dollars in losses each year — and also prevents the cultivation of popular grape varieties in the Southeast — may soon be able to turn to genetically modified plants that resist the disease.

Polymer films promise high-tech windows, advertising, other products

Polymer films promise high-tech windows, advertising, other products

Published: May 9th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Windows that change from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button — and greeting cards that display flashing messages — may not be far in the future, thanks to research at a University of Florida chemistry lab.