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Networked Production To Link Artists, Scientists In Performance

Published: Nov 8th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international music-and-dance performance set for next week will seek to draw together artists and engineers separated not only by thousands of miles but also by the traditional cultural divide between art and science.

Observations from UF Camera deepen mystery about galaxy

Published: Oct 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A surprising discovery that a fundamental feature normally surrounding a black hole is missing may revolutionize scientific understanding of active galaxies, say University of Florida researchers.

Bigger than weather, El Niño a force of history, new book says

Published: Aug 28th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Humans may not be able to change the weather, but the weather has had a powerful effect on the course of major events in human history, according to a University of Florida geographer’s new book on the global weather anomaly known as El Niño.

Scientists: collapse of coastal ecosystems tied to past overfishing

Published: Jul 26th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dying coral reefs, dwindling shellfish populations, shrinking seagrass beds and other collapses of the world’s coastal ecosystems are often blamed on pollution or global warming.

UF, NASA astronomers eye star with midriff bulge

Published: Jul 25th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using an ultra-high-resolution telescope, astronomers have observed a star spinning so fast its mid-section is stretched out, a phenomenon that had been suspected but never before measured.

Astronomers: mysterious brown dwarfs likely “failed stars”

Published: Jun 7th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international research team led by University of Florida astronomers announced today (6/7) it has found dusty disks surrounding numerous faint objects believed to be “brown dwarfs” in the Orion Nebula.

Polymer films promise high-tech windows, advertising, other products

Polymer films promise high-tech windows, advertising, other products

Published: May 9th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Windows that change from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button — and greeting cards that display flashing messages — may not be far in the future, thanks to research at a University of Florida chemistry lab.

In Helium 3 Nanoclusters, Researchers Find a Curiosity

Published: Mar 16th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists report discovering a curious anomaly of magnetism in an article that appears in this week’s edition of Physical Review Letters, a leading physics journals.

For Citrus Farms In A Drought, A Wireless System To Save Water

Published: Mar 14th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A computer-controlled irrigation system has the potential to reduce water consumption in drought-stricken Florida’s thirsty citrus farms.

A First: A (Nearly) Complete Road Map For The Evolution Of Placental Mammals

Published: Mar 1st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A paper set to appear Friday in the journal Science offers new evidence that scientists are close to pinning down the evolutionary road map for the most diverse and largest subgroup of mammals, a feat that may resolve a longstanding scientific debate and shed light on the newly completed human genome.