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Robot Lawn Mower At UF Designed To Change Suburban Landscape

Published: Aug 6th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — George Jetson, eat your heart out. A robot lawn mower called LawnNibbler, developed at the University of Florida’s Machine Intelligence Laboratory, can cut your grass intelligently — avoiding […]

Scientists Test Carbonless Copy Paper For Sickening Side Effects

Published: May 22nd, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Working closely with carbonless copy paper over a long period of time may cause severe health problems such as chronic fatigue, sinus difficulties and central nervous system depression, according to preliminary findings from a University of Florida study.

Experts From UF Dig Up World’s Longest Solidified Lightning Bolt

Published: May 19th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — When researchers from the University of Florida began digging into the ground where a lightning bolt had hit, they thought it would be just another minor excavation.

UF Researchers Create A Suit That Makes The Wearer A Living Keyboard

Published: Apr 9th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — A lone dancer clad in a form-fitting, white suit stands in the center of a dark, silent stage. With his face concealed by a mesh mask and wires protruding from the material, he resembles a robot in a science fiction film.

UF To Host First International Flyoff For High-Tech Tiny Airplanes

Published: Mar 27th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — On a barren, smoky battlefield of the future, a soldier leading his platoon stops and pulls from his rucksack an airplane roughly the size of sparrow.