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At UF, Wireless Coverage Brings Internet Outdoors

Published: Dec 26th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Civil engineering students can tap it as part of their training in outdoor surveying. Veterinary students could use it to search through disease databases as they examine animals in the field.

UF Robots: Perfect For Golfer Who Has Everything

Published: Dec 17th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Christmas is coming to golfers with a lazy streak.

Tapping A Virtual Goldmine

Published: Dec 13th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Here’s a nice thought in these economic doldrums: The computer sitting idle at home while you’re at work could instead earn you some spare cash.

Univ. Of Fla Research: Most Classrooms Are Too Noisy For Learning

Published: Dec 5th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The hum of the air conditioner, the roar of traffic, loud voices: Whatever the source, noisy classrooms prevent an alarming number of youths from hearing teachers and reduce students’ ability to learn, according to recent research.

UF Researchers: Instrument Aids Sorting Of Treated Wood

Published: Nov 14th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida and University of Miami researchers have designed a new laser-based technique for sorting treated wood that they say will dramatically improve the safety of the products’ disposal.

Networked Production To Link Artists, Scientists In Performance

Published: Nov 8th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international music-and-dance performance set for next week will seek to draw together artists and engineers separated not only by thousands of miles but also by the traditional cultural divide between art and science.

Zap-Free Sports: UF Uses Lightning Detectors At Football Games

Published: Nov 6th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stopping a University of Florida football game because of lightning will no longer be a flash-in-the-pan decision, thanks to a new detection system that tracks the bolts before they reach the stadium.

No Need For Lengthy Boot-Ups With ‘M-Ram’ Chips

Published: Nov 1st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida-led research team has created one of the first practical magnetic semiconductors made with materials commonly used in high-speed electronics, a notable advance in a hot new field known as “spintronics.”

UF professor: air cleaning system destroys anthrax, other pathogens

Published: Oct 24th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An indoor air cleaning system originally developed to zap dust mites and mold spores also destroys airborne anthrax and other pathogenic microbes, says the University of Florida engineering professor who pioneered the technology.

UF Engineer, students create glow-in-the-dark bicycle

UF Engineer, students create glow-in-the-dark bicycle

Published: Oct 15th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nighttime cyclists may soon have a dramatic safety improvement that’s sure to get glowing reviews: a bike that glows from stem to stern, wheels included.