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UF researchers take pulse of Hurricane Dennis

UF researchers take pulse of Hurricane Dennis

Published: Jul 11th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers working on at least two separate projects helped gauge Hurricane Dennis’ fury Saturday and Sunday.

Research: Florida getting better at protecting homes from hurricanes

Published: Jun 28th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New Florida homes withstood last year’s four hurricanes better than their older counterparts — thanks in large measure to continued improvements in the state’s hurricane building code, say University of Florida engineers.

UF, Nine Other Universities Complete Ultrahigh-Speed Data Network

Published: Jun 27th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whether mapping genes, probing elemental particles or monitoring global warming, more and more scientists rely on massive data vaults located at universities and institutions around the world.

UF’s Record-Setting New Chip Has Potential For Bioterrorism Detection

Published: Jun 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers have built a world-record high frequency chip using a common type of semiconductor, an advance that could lead to inexpensive systems for detecting hidden weapons, and chemical and biological agents.

University Of Florida Robotic Car Will Compete Nationally

University Of Florida Robotic Car Will Compete Nationally

Published: Jun 6th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida-built robot car was selected today to vie for a spot in a $2 million race across the desert.

With a little help from your friends: a new way to block spam

Published: May 18th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Friends can help friends block spam — or at least their computers can.

Curious about your vital signs? One day soon, check your laptop

Published: May 16th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The cameras and MP3 players are fun, but the next wave of add-ons for cell phones and laptops may help users keep track of their health.

University Of Florida Students Build Smaller, Smarter Heart Pump

University Of Florida Students Build Smaller, Smarter Heart Pump

Published: Apr 28th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A miniaturized heart pump designed by a team of University of Florida engineering students could become a life-saving alternative for patients waiting in long lines for scarce donor hearts.

Engineers develop undetectable means of measuring speed, motion

Published: Mar 28th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research aimed at teaching robots to “see” may soon make it possible to bag speeding motorists, track enemy planes, and automatically safeguard the nation’s borders and resources […]

It’s all in the mix: right blend of microbes and plants can clean up toxic spills

Published: Mar 23rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Superfund sites are infamous for their hazardous, stubborn chemical wastes, but one cleanup solution may be to put the right mix of plants and microbes together in the soil, according to a new University of Florida study.