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Lightning-produced radiation a potential health concern for air travelers

Published: Dec 7th, 2009

Scientists say incidents are likely rare and more research is needed Video GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New information about lightning-emitted X-rays, gamma rays and high-energy electrons during thunderstorms is prompting scientists […]

Engineer designs micro-endoscope to seek out early signs of cancer

Engineer designs micro-endoscope to seek out early signs of cancer

Published: Nov 19th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Traditional endoscopes provide a peek inside patients’ bodies. Now, a University of Florida engineering researcher is designing ones capable of a full inspection.

Researcher: ‘Optical biopsy’ for breast cancer increasingly accurate

Published: Nov 5th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most biopsies following mammograms reveal benign abnormalities, not cancer.

Beyond the iPhone: Orlando conference to offer peek at computing future

Published: Sep 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — We can find cheap gas or seek out friends. We can track flights or rate restaurants. But those and other multiplying “apps” for smart phones are only […]

UF receives grant to help boost work force in nuclear-related fields

Published: Sep 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has been awarded a $450,000 faculty development grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to help meet the growing need for educated and trained […]

Engineering researchers: Supercomputer fastest of its type in world

Published: Jul 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A supercomputer named Novo-G described by its lead designer as likely the most powerful computer of its kind in the world became operational this week at the University of Florida.

Two UF engineering professors win prestigious $1 million awards

Published: Jul 13th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida engineering researchers are among 100 recipients of the nation’s most prestigious awards for outstanding young scientists and engineers. David Arnold, assistant professor of […]

‘Mixed reality’ human helps medical students learn to do intimate exams

‘Mixed reality’ human helps medical students learn to do intimate exams

Published: Jun 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “What brings you in to see me today?”

Team of researchers achieves major step toward faster chips

Published: May 7th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research findings could lead to faster, smaller and more versatile computer chips.

Engineer: Computer learning, electrical stimulation offer hope for paralyzed

Published: Mar 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trainers have used it for decades to help athletes build muscle. Late-night TV commercials hawk it as an effortless flab buster.