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Baker’s Yeast Causes Chemical Reactions And Sweet Smelling Labs

Published: Jun 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida chemist has borrowed a page from the Betty Crocker cookbook and found a way to use baker’s yeast in making chemical products used in pharmaceuticals and food.

Shark Attacks Up Worldwide After A Brief Slump, Says UF Researcher

Published: Jun 10th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — An upswing in human shark attacks in 1997 probably signals a return to normal after a welcome slump from the previous year’s all-time high, a new University of Florida study finds.

Modified Gas Turbine Engine Cuts Fuel Costs And Lowers Emissions

Published: May 19th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida engineers are hoping to save taxpayers money by making more efficient and earth-friendly gas turbine engines for naval vessels and tanks, as well as helicopters and small power plants.

Interplanetary Dust May Cause Climate Change, Gradual Extinction

Published: May 7th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Space dust in the earth’s atmosphere and changes in the planet’s orbit may have started the gradual extinction of dinosaurs and other life thousands of years before a massive asteroid collision dealt the final blow, according to research from the University of Florida and the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

UF Astronomers Part Of Team To Spot Possible Two-Star Solar System

Published: Apr 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — In a discovery they say could shed new light on the genesis of our solar system, astronomers with the University of Florida and Harvard University have found a star surrounded by a disk of dust that may be forming planets.

Hospitals, Dentists Could Reduce Mercury Pollution, Study Finds

Published: Apr 9th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Although a majority follow the rules, some Florida hospitals could do more to remove mercury from medical waste or to replace mercury-containing devices such as traditional thermometers, a University of Florida study has found.

X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers

Published: Mar 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A team of University of Florida researchers is trying to come up with definitive predictions of the risks to children from different types of X-ray exams, an area that often leaves worried parents with unanswered questions.

Electronic Nose Knows When Seafood Is Safe

Published: Mar 17th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—To combat the rise in food-borne illnesses, University of Florida scientists are the first in the nation to begin testing highly accurate electronic noses that sniff out fishy seafood before it gets to the consumer.

Computer Model May Give Farmers The Edge On The Next El Niño

Published: Mar 13th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Drowned potato plants, rows of buckled corn stalks, ruined cabbage fields: El Niño’s torrential rains and powerful storms have hurt Florida vegetable farmers this year.

New Software Allows Consumers To Try Before Buying On The Web

Published: Jan 9th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A software building block to help put virtual products on the World Wide Web, where they will look and behave like the real thing, is being released later this month by a team of University of Florida researchers.