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For 21st-Century Campers And Soldiers, A Tent That Sets Itself Up

Published: Dec 13th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Think of it as the Jetsons meet the Boy Scouts.

Construction Methods Help Prevent Hurricane Property Damage

Published: Sep 23rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — With hurricane season in full swing, University of Florida researchers are in the midst of building training centers around the state to showcase the latest materials and techniques in hurricane-resistant housing and encourage their use in construction.

Tiny Plane Brings UF Closer To Military Goal For Size And Cost

Published: Sep 22nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida aerospace engineering team is a step closer to reaching the ambitious goals of a military research program aimed at developing tiny, affordable airplanes for use in battlefield surveillance and other military situations.

“Flying Laboratory” Offers Aerospace Engineering Lessons In Real Time

Published: Sep 20th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida aerospace engineering students learning about flight are no longer restricted to textbooks and lectures.

A UF Laser’s Latest Application: Mapping Endangered Bird Habitat

Published: Aug 31st, 1999

GAINESVILLE — With a population of around 3,000 living only in the Florida Everglades, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow is one of the nation’s most endangered birds.

Simply Brilliant: UF/Russian Team Makes Gem-Quality Diamonds

Published: Aug 18th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Like Superman squeezing a lump of coal in his mighty fist, scientists and engineers from the University of Florida and Russia are speeding up Mother Nature’s handiwork through creating gem-quality diamonds with man-made heat and pressure.

Undergrad Research Gives Students A Leg Up In Careers, Graduate School

Published: Aug 11th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — As a member of a University of Florida design team at work on a project for a major phosphate mining company, Kungun Mathur spends at least 10 hours each week on calculations, technical drawings and meetings with company officials.

New Coating Could Lead To Safer, More Convenient Asthma Drugs

Published: Aug 3rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — People who suffer from asthma won’t have to breathe into inhalers repeatedly throughout the day — or worry about harmful side effects of asthma drugs — if a University of Florida-developed coating proves as successful in humans as it has in rats.

UF Team Helping To Create Solar Cells Thinner Than Human Hair

Published: Jul 21st, 1999

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida engineers are pioneering an inexpensive method for making a new breed of exceptionally thin and cheap solar cells expected to make solar power a more widespread source of electricity in the new millennium.

Perfect Laps Just A Keystroke Away For Swimmers Using New System

Published: Jul 14th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Swimming has entered the digital age.