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As Internet Speeds Ahead, Florida’s Major Metropolitan Areas Fall Behind, UF Study Finds

As Internet Speeds Ahead, Florida’s Major Metropolitan Areas Fall Behind, UF Study Finds

Published: Dec 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s major cities have slipped further behind in the race for high-speed Internet access, a trend that impacts residents’ and companies’ ability to take advantage of burgeoning Internet services such as video conferencing.

UF To Become Partner With Spanish Govt. In World’s Largest Telescope

Published: Nov 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thanks in part to its track record in building instruments for advanced telescopes, the University of Florida will become a partner in what will be the world’s largest telescope, a $93 million behemoth under construction in Spain’s Canary Islands.

To Answer Cremation Questions, Forensics Finds Unlikely Ally In Physics

Published: Nov 1st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida physicists and forensic scientists are using the powerful tools of particle physics to solve some of the mysteries of the dead.

NASA To UF: Improve Space Technology With Earth In Mind

Published: Oct 18th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — NASA has a dual mission for University of Florida scientists and engineers: Come up with technologies that help astronauts survive extended stays in space — and offer environmental benefits here on Earth.

Officials Give Nod To UF Particle Accelerator Project

Published: Oct 12th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A two-day review of University of Florida physicists’ work on one of the largest scientific collaborations in history has left federal officials pleased with the researchers’ progress.

Univs. Of Florida, Chicago To Lead Way For Ultra-powerful Computer Data Grid

Published: Sep 13th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Universities of Florida and Chicago will lead an $11.9 million initiative that will lay the groundwork for a computer data grid of unprecedented speed and power, the National Science Foundation announced today.

UF Research: Antarctic Ice Sheet Unstable In Past Warming Periods

Published: Jun 8th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A research team led by University of Florida geologists is the first to find evidence that parts of the Antarctic ice sheet have undergone episodes of massive instability that appear to correspond with periods of unusually warm temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere during the last ice age.

To Combat Poaching In Florida, UF Officials Use Wildlife Forensics

To Combat Poaching In Florida, UF Officials Use Wildlife Forensics

Published: May 23rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — State game officials are bagging poachers who might once have escaped their reach, thanks to DNA analysis performed at a University of Florida laboratory.

UF Researchers Develop Tiny Tool Kit To Study Genes And Unhealthy Cells

UF Researchers Develop Tiny Tool Kit To Study Genes And Unhealthy Cells

Published: Apr 28th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A decade-old international effort to map the human genetic code is expected to wrap up this summer, giving scientists all the information they need to identify the genes behind diseases ranging from diabetes to heart disease.

Newfound Quasar Wins Title: “Most Distant In The Universe”

Published: Feb 18th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — If Guinness had a Book of Cosmic Records, a newly discovered quasar in the constellation Cetus would certainly deserve prominent mention. Scientific readings show “RD J030117+002025″ easily skates past the previous record holder as one of the earliest known structures ever to form in the universe.