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As Internet Speeds Ahead, Florida’s Major Metropolitan Areas Fall Behind, UF Study Finds

As Internet Speeds Ahead, Florida’s Major Metropolitan Areas Fall Behind, UF Study Finds

Published: Dec 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s major cities have slipped further behind in the race for high-speed Internet access, a trend that impacts residents’ and companies’ ability to take advantage of burgeoning Internet services such as video conferencing.

‘Eyebotic’ Shows Promise As A New Navigation Aid For The Blind

‘Eyebotic’ Shows Promise As A New Navigation Aid For The Blind

Published: Dec 7th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Think of it as an electronic seeing-eye dog.

NASA To UF: Improve Space Technology With Earth In Mind

Published: Oct 18th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — NASA has a dual mission for University of Florida scientists and engineers: Come up with technologies that help astronauts survive extended stays in space — and offer environmental benefits here on Earth.

Officials Give Nod To UF Particle Accelerator Project

Published: Oct 12th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A two-day review of University of Florida physicists’ work on one of the largest scientific collaborations in history has left federal officials pleased with the researchers’ progress.

UF Research: Rip Currents May Hang Around For Weeks, Months

Published: Sep 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rip currents appear to persist for weeks or even months at the same places along the shore, although they become dangerously strong only under certain conditions, according to new research by University of Florida coastal engineers.

Univs. Of Florida, Chicago To Lead Way For Ultra-powerful Computer Data Grid

Published: Sep 13th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Universities of Florida and Chicago will lead an $11.9 million initiative that will lay the groundwork for a computer data grid of unprecedented speed and power, the National Science Foundation announced today.

UF Technique Detects Tiny, Potentially Harmful Airborne Particles

UF Technique Detects Tiny, Potentially Harmful Airborne Particles

Published: Sep 7th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor has found a way to detect and identify extremely low levels of air pollution, a step that comes as concerns mount over the health impacts of breathing in small particles.

UF Researchers: Technique Cuts Pollution From Burning Treated Wood

Published: Aug 17th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida research team has developed a new technique to reduce toxic pollution from incinerating pesticide-treated wood, a development that comes amid growing national debate over how to safely dispose of the wood.

UF Engineer: New Method Predicts Severity Of Hurricane-Driven Waves

Published: Aug 9th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Hurricane Alberto churns in the open Atlantic, a University of Florida coastal engineering professor says he has developed a new method to more accurately estimate the severity of waves near shore during hurricanes.

UF-Developed Paper Recycling Method Could Benefit Forests, Industry

UF-Developed Paper Recycling Method Could Benefit Forests, Industry

Published: Jul 28th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An ink-removal technique developed by University of Florida researchers opens the door for paper plants to save trees and enhance profits by recycling more types of paper more cheaply than possible with current methods.