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Engineers: Efficient organic LEDs a step toward better lights

Engineers: Efficient organic LEDs a step toward better lights

Published: Dec 23rd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For those who love “green” compact fluorescent bulbs but hate their cold light, here’s some good news: Researchers are closer to flipping the switch on cheaper, richer LED-type room lighting.

Engineers: Wireless crib monitor keeps tabs on baby’s breathing

Engineers: Wireless crib monitor keeps tabs on baby’s breathing

Published: Dec 2nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Radar — the technology that tracks enemy bombers and hurricanes — is now being employed to detect another danger: when babies stop breathing.

To widen path to outer space, UF engineers build small satellite

To widen path to outer space, UF engineers build small satellite

Published: Nov 13th, 2008

Video | Audio GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s not much bigger than a softball and weighs just 2 pounds. But the “pico satellite” being designed and built in a University of […]

‘Second China’ offers foreign service workers first impression

‘Second China’ offers foreign service workers first impression

Published: Oct 29th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diplomats or military envoys making their first trip to China may soon have a chance to visit a Chinese office building, stop in at a traditional teahouse or hop a cab — all before they board a plane.

Created in part by UF, world’s largest computing grid to launch today

Published: Oct 3rd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world’s largest computing grid, pioneered in part by University of Florida researchers, will be launched today to crunch the mammoth amounts of data expected to be produced by the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Europe.

UF, Berkeley receive $4 million grant to continue mapping with lasers

Published: Oct 1st, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Science Foundation recently awarded a five-year $4 million renewal grant to researchers at the University of Florida and the University of California at Berkeley for the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, known as NCALM.

Scientists close in on source of X-rays in lightning

Published: Jul 15th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida and Florida Institute of Technology engineering researchers have narrowed the search for the source of X-rays emitted by lightning, a feat that could one day help predict where lightning will strike.

Computer engineers: Virtual patients also experience racial bias

Computer engineers: Virtual patients also experience racial bias

Published: Jun 26th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For black people, it doesn’t matter whether their color shows up in pigments or pixels. Doctors may be less likely to heed their complaints either way.

With $50 million, Florida universities to focus on renewable energy

Published: Jun 26th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the cost of gas and electricity rising seemingly by the day, Florida’s universities will work together on research aimed at boosting a largely untapped resource: renewable energy.

Researchers develop neural implant that learns with the brain

Researchers develop neural implant that learns with the brain

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Video | Audio interview with Justin Sanchez GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Devices known as brain-machine interfaces could someday be used routinely to help paralyzed patients and amputees control prosthetic limbs with […]