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UF engineer’s circuit to help enable miniature medical implants

UF engineer’s circuit to help enable miniature medical implants

Published: Dec 18th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida engineering researcher is helping to pave the way for tiny implanted medical devices that could one day administer medicine to ill patients, help disabled people use artificial limbs or perform other therapeutic tasks within the body.

UF engineers: Wireless charger provides efficient cord-free charging

UF engineers: Wireless charger provides efficient cord-free charging

Published: Dec 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Good news about that annoying jumble of electronic device charger power cords — it may soon be history.

Soil-moisture sensors may produce big water savings for homeowners, UF study shows

Published: Nov 13th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Soil-moisture sensors hooked to sprinkler systems could put a huge dent in homeowners’ utility bills—and help conserve much-needed water, a new University of Florida study says.

UF research: Homeowners can cut irrigation without hurting lawns

Published: Nov 13th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With drought persisting across the Southeast, homeowners can slash water consumption by simply readjusting irrigation systems – with no harm to lawns or landscaping plants, a new University of Florida study finds.

From moths and cicadas come improvements to solar cells

From moths and cicadas come improvements to solar cells

Published: Oct 23rd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Designing better solar cells might seem a question of electronics or chemistry, but for one University of Florida engineer, it starts with bugs.

Arsenic imports for lumber plunge; UF Center sets sights on disposal

Published: Aug 22nd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a success story so far – but the end has yet to be written.

The future of medicine: Insert chip, cure disease?

Published: Jul 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine a chip, strategically placed in the brain, that could prevent epileptic seizures or allow someone who has lost a limb to control an artificial arm just by thinking about it.

From UF and IBM, a blueprint for “smart” health care

From UF and IBM, a blueprint for “smart” health care

Published: Jul 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Always on, connected, cheap and on sale everywhere.

World’s largest telescope to make first observations Friday

World’s largest telescope to make first observations Friday

Published: Jul 9th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world’s largest telescope will take its first peek into the heavens this week, ushering the University of Florida into the top ranks of the “big observers,” as one astronomy professor put it.

New UF computer system could one day help citrus growers count fruit before harvest

Published: Jun 21st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers are told not to count chickens before they hatch, but for citrus growers it’s a little different – knowing how much fruit is on their trees can help them make better decisions about managing and harvesting the crop.