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Researchers: Treated wood poses long-term threat

Published: Dec 23rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Arsenic from treated lumber used in decks, utility poles and fences will likely leach into the environment for decades to come, possibly threatening groundwater, according to two research papers published online Wednesday.

Engineers create super compressible foam-like films

Published: Nov 24th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At the heart of the promises of nanotechnology – the emerging science of making molecular machines – are carbon nanotubes. These are tiny cylinders with remarkable properties that could improve products ranging from house paint to microchips.

New wind tunnel aimed at making airplanes quieter to those on ground

New wind tunnel aimed at making airplanes quieter to those on ground

Published: Nov 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As airline travel peaks for the Thanksgiving holiday, a newly completed wind tunnel at the University of Florida may help reduce the noise of commercial airplanes as they fly over homes and neighborhoods.

UF robot car, though not a winner, turns in exciting performance

Published: Oct 10th, 2005

PRIMM, Nev. — A University of Florida-built robot car drove at least 23 miles in a $2 million race across the desert Saturday before turning off a road and stopping for unknown reasons.

“Aesthetic computing” turns algebra into art; teachers intrigued

Published: Sep 28th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — High school algebra teacher Bunny McHenry has her share of students who would rather be doing something else.

Researcher: Toxic flood lifts lid on common urban pollution problem

Published: Sep 19th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Broken sewers, flooded industrial plants and dead bodies are all likely to blame for poisoning the waters being drained from New Orleans. But the water – and […]

Stucco may have been wrongly blamed for some leaky homes, says UF researcher

Stucco may have been wrongly blamed for some leaky homes, says UF researcher

Published: Sep 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stucco, a cement-based product used to coat buildings, may have been wrongly blamed for causing at least some of the leaks that struck thousands of Central Florida homes during the 2004 hurricane season, says a University of Florida expert investigating stucco’s water resistance.

UF robotic car may compete for big prize in DARPA grand challenge

UF robotic car may compete for big prize in DARPA grand challenge

Published: Sep 9th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida team that created a fully robotic car leaves Sunday for California, where it will vie for a spot to compete in a race with similar cars for a $2 million prize.

UF’s winning robotic submarine provides peek at the future

UF’s winning robotic submarine provides peek at the future

Published: Aug 29th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the heels of the rescue of a Russian mini-submarine by a remotely operated sub, University of Florida students are leading their compatriots in the design of the next generation of robotic underwater vehicles.

Airborne drones, mimicking gulls, alter wing shape for agility

Airborne drones, mimicking gulls, alter wing shape for agility

Published: Aug 23rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The military’s next generation of airborne drones won’t be just small and silent – they’ll also dive between buildings, zoom under overpasses and land on apartment balconies.