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Huge wind machine to simulate category three hurricanes

Huge wind machine to simulate category three hurricanes

Published: May 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It will huff, and puff, and blow the house in — but only for research purposes.

Horse racing road apples might soon turn a shiny profit

Horse racing road apples might soon turn a shiny profit

Published: May 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On June 9, the final horse race of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, will run. But there’ll be more than confetti to pick up afterwards.

Botanist: Restore fire-resistant longleaf pines, get clean energy

Published: May 22nd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Foresters have known for decades that restoring native Longleaf pine forests would help reduce the risk of the large fires plaguing Florida today.

UF researchers test natural predators to control sago palm threat

UF researchers test natural predators to control sago palm threat

Published: May 10th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a prime example of how an exotic insect can wreak havoc on landscape plants and cause millions of dollars in damage, the Asian cycad scale has invaded South Florida and quickly spread throughout the state.

Scientists: As rainfall changes, tropical plants may acclimate

Published: May 7th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tropical plants may be more adaptable than commonly thought to changing rainfall patterns expected to accompany a warming climate, new research shows.

Finding too-small-to-see bedbugs no problem for these sniffers, UF researchers say

Finding too-small-to-see bedbugs no problem for these sniffers, UF researchers say

Published: May 2nd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At the sound of a bag of treats being latched onto her handler’s waist, she bounds up and down, as if on springs.

Arsenic-absorbing fern may soak up toxic metal to repel hungry bugs, UF researchers say

Arsenic-absorbing fern may soak up toxic metal to repel hungry bugs, UF researchers say

Published: May 1st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the struggle for survival, plants are often at the mercy of hungry animals – but one fern has turned the tables by using poisonous arsenic to reduce its appeal, say University of Florida researchers.