Published: Dec 18th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Five years after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, a majority of respondents in a University of Florida study say they felt safe living and working in skyscrapers despite believing they are terrorist targets.
Published: Oct 26th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — HAL may soon be getting some company.
Published: Aug 2nd, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When hurricanes, wars or other emergencies force authorities to respond, three essentials top their list of must-haves: water, electricity and refrigeration.
Published: Jun 20th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The wind roared against the house. Shingles and tar paper flew off the roof, exposing bare plywood. The front window buckled, then shattered, shooting glass shards into the living room.
Published: May 24th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hydrogen has been called “the fuel of the future.” But the gas is invisible, odorless and explosive at high concentrations, posing a safety problem for hydrogen-powered cars, filling stations and other aspects of the so-called hydrogen economy.
Published: May 4th, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Built to withstand winds of more than 140 mph, the new “hurricane house” at the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center will be dedicated May 25 and open to the public May 26, just days before the official start of the 2006 hurricane season.
Published: Apr 13th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The old technique of using push pins and maps to track troop movements just got a radical new upgrade for soldiers or firefighters in rugged terrains.
Published: Mar 15th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Grocers, florists and even pharmacists may soon have a better way to monitor the quality of the products they get from suppliers: a sensor that will tell how long before a product spoils or passes its expiration date.
Published: Feb 23rd, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Engineers have found a way to pinpoint and identify the tiny iron oxide particles associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases in the brain.
Published: Jan 19th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The MRI and CT scan may one day have a robotic cousin capable of following and peering into patients as they move around.