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UF Robotic Submarine’s Mission In Competition: To Recover ‘Black Box’

UF Robotic Submarine’s Mission In Competition: To Recover ‘Black Box’

Published: Jun 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When an airliner goes down in the ocean, divers often work days or weeks in dangerous conditions to find the “black box” that could reveal what went wrong.

UF Professor: Drought Highlights Value Of Reused Water

Published: May 24th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A statewide ban on outdoor burning and water restrictions in some cities may make the drought seem severe, but conditions would be worse if Florida didn’t reclaim and reuse so much water, a University of Florida professor says.

As Gas Prices Rise, UF Researcher Crafts Alternative Power Plant

As Gas Prices Rise, UF Researcher Crafts Alternative Power Plant

Published: Apr 3rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With prices at the gas pump hovering around $1.60 a gallon, a University of Florida researcher is improving on a new technology that could make cars three or four times more efficient without sacrificing comfort or power.

Researchers Develop ‘Artificial Eyelid’ That Reacts Faster Than A Laser

Researchers Develop ‘Artificial Eyelid’ That Reacts Faster Than A Laser

Published: Mar 17th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida and a North Carolina institute have invented a chip-like device with a surface that turns from transparent to opaque so rapidly it can shield the eye or electronic sensors from potentially blinding lasers.

UF Study Points To Garbage, Recycling Trucks As Source Of Litter

Published: Feb 23rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Residents in search of neighborhood litterbugs may need to look no further than the garbage and recycling trucks that pick up their garbage — as well as their own sloppy handling of household waste, according to a University of Florida study.

UF Research Suggests Widely Used Models May Under Predict Pollution

Published: Jan 24th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research by a University of Florida professor suggests the complex computer models underlying regulations on pollution from cars and other sources in many of the nation’s largest cities may significantly underestimate pollution levels.