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Tiny airplanes and subs from University of Florida laboratory could be next hurricane hunters

Tiny airplanes and subs from University of Florida laboratory could be next hurricane hunters

Published: Jun 4th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kamran Mohseni envisions a day when the unmanned vehicles in his laboratory at the University of Florida will swarm over, under and through hurricanes to help predict the strength and path of the storms.

UF launches HiPerGator, the state’s most powerful supercomputer

Published: May 7th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida today unveiled the state’s most powerful supercomputer, a machine that will help researchers find life-saving drugs, make decades-long weather forecasts and improve armor for troops.

UF is first university to fully connect to Internet2 Innovation Platform’s three components

Published: May 7th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is the first university to fully connect to the Internet2 Innovation Platform’s three components, an achievement that will transform research at UF and provide a national model for research computing.

Researchers work across fields to uncover information about hadrosaur teeth

Published: Oct 11th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An unusual collaboration between researchers in two disparate fields resulted in a new discovery about the teeth of 65-million-year-old dinosaurs.

Department of Energy awards UF $800,000 to improve nuclear power safety

Published: Jun 5th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The nuclear engineering program in the University of Florida’ s department of materials science and engineering was recently awarded an $800,000 research grant by the U.S. Department of Energy.

University of Florida physicists set new record for graphene solar cell efficiency

Published: May 24th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doping may be a no-no for athletes, but researchers in the University of Florida’s physics department say it was key in getting unprecedented power conversion efficiency from a new graphene solar cell created in their lab.

UF researchers look for ways to make an emerging technology safe for environment

Published: Mar 21st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The percentage of electronic waste occupying our landfills has grown at an alarming rate over the last decade, giving rise to concerns about the toxicity of components used in consumer electronics.

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.