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Skull Of Refrigerator-Size Ancient Armadillo Finds A Home At UF

Published: Dec 16th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — At more than 6 feet long and weighing as much as 600 pounds, this is one armadillo that likely wouldn’t have ended up as road kill.

The Next Big Speed Boost: Parallel Computing With High-Speed Networks

Published: Dec 11th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — An accountant for XYZ Widget Co. has stepped out for lunch and left his computer running with the Dilbert screen saver doing its job.

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.

UF-Developed Software Means Paperless Clinical Trials, Quicker Cures

Published: Oct 13th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers have designed an Internet-based electronic computer system to bring large scale clinical trials into the world of cyberspace, saving time, money and maybe even lives.

Photocatalytic Air Cleaning System Promises To Help Allergy Sufferers

Published: Oct 9th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Allergy and asthma sufferers soon may have a new weapon in their fight against airborne enemies: an indoor-air cleaning system that uses light and simple chemicals to destroy the dust mites and mold spores that cause many allergies.

UF Researchers: Nuclear Power Will Make Mars Trip Shorter, Safer

Published: Oct 1st, 1997

GAINESVILLE — As the world marks the 40th anniversary Saturday of the first Sputnik launch and the dawn of the Space Age, scientists at the University of Florida are working on a nuclear propulsion system they say could shorten a 600-day manned trip to Mars by more than a year.

Bananas Get A Boost From Science At UF/IFAS Research Center

Published: Sep 24th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—In a state where citrus reigns supreme, most residents view bananas as just something to slice up and toss on top of their Cheerios.

UF Researchers Build A Runway As A Landing Zone For Lightning Bolts

Published: Aug 20th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — After designing and building their own runway, equipped with typical lighting, signs and surface area, University of Florida engineers now plan to wreak electrical havoc on their new creation by causing lightning to strike it.

Robot Lawn Mower At UF Designed To Change Suburban Landscape

Published: Aug 6th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — George Jetson, eat your heart out. A robot lawn mower called LawnNibbler, developed at the University of Florida’s Machine Intelligence Laboratory, can cut your grass intelligently — avoiding […]