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New breakthrough shows promise for affordable plastic solar energy cells

Published: Dec 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers report they have achieved a new record in efficiency with a prototype solar cell that could be manufactured using a roll-to-roll process.

Manufacturing method paves way for commercially viable quantum dot-based LEDs

Published: Aug 31st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers may help resolve the public debate over America’s future light source of choice: Edison’s incandescent bulb or the more energy efficient compact fluorescent lamp.

UF researchers refine system to detect explosive materials

UF researchers refine system to detect explosive materials

Published: Jun 9th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Airport security workers this year will employ an array of pre-boarding detection measures to scan for deadly materials smuggled into the luggage of the world’s 625 million passengers expected to travel this year.

Florida’s hurricane lessons could save homes, lives in tornado-prone areas

Florida’s hurricane lessons could save homes, lives in tornado-prone areas

Published: May 12th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists combing through the destruction left behind by the massive twister that swept through Tuscaloosa, Ala., last month say beefing up building codes and retrofitting existing homes with building techniques honed in hurricane-battered Florida could save property and lives in tornado-prone areas throughout the country.

New pixel technology could pave way for next generation of consumer electronics

Published: Apr 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The technology that makes your smart phone’s display screen fast, bright and lightweight could be coming to your television or laptop, thanks to a new type of light emitting transistor created by University of Florida researchers.

UF leads world in reconfigurable supercomputing

UF leads world in reconfigurable supercomputing

Published: Feb 15th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers say their supercomputer, named Novo-G, is the world’s fastest reconfigurable supercomputer and is able to perform some important science applications faster than the Chinese supercomputer touted as the world’s most powerful.