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UF/UC Researchers Design Fusion Reactor To Power The Future

Published: Nov 20th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Researchers at the University of Florida and University of California, Irvine, have designed a fusion reactor that will produce electricity twice as efficiently as a traditional coal-burning power plant and, unlike nuclear power plants, will involve no radioactive fuels or byproducts.

El Niño Forecasting Model Could Save Millions In Energy Costs

Published: Nov 18th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — A computerized forecasting model designed to predict more accurately the financial impact of El Niño weather patterns could save millions of dollars in energy costs in affected countries, including the United States, says a University of Florida professor who helped create the model.

Can Trees And Bushes Help Stop Terrorist Acts? UF Students Say Yes

Published: Nov 14th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — A group of University of Florida students is helping the Department of Defense see if such seemingly unlikely things as landscaping and street design can help protect a military installation in the midst of a tourist mecca from a terrorist bomb blast.

Old Tourist Attraction Gets New Life As Botanical Garden With Help From UF

Published: Nov 12th, 1997

VERO BEACH—There was a time when people came to Florida to see botanical wonders rather than those made by man.

UF Researchers Seeking To Make Building Materials More Earth-Friendly

Published: Nov 6th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Roofing shingles, gypsum board and concrete blocks could join newsprint, milk jugs and aluminum cans in the recycling bin and may help the construction industry save money in the process, say researchers at the University of Florida.