Published: Dec 23rd, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Arsenic from treated lumber used in decks, utility poles and fences will likely leach into the environment for decades to come, possibly threatening groundwater, according to two research papers published online Wednesday.
Published: Dec 15th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Buoyed by the effects of an intense drought, otherwise harmless snails likely killed off thousands of acres of salt marsh in the Southeast in recent years.
Published: Nov 28th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A trendy holiday gift within a decade may be a hand-held device that instantly identifies any species from a snippet of animal tissue, says a University of Florida researcher.
Published: Nov 24th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At the heart of the promises of nanotechnology – the emerging science of making molecular machines – are carbon nanotubes. These are tiny cylinders with remarkable properties that could improve products ranging from house paint to microchips.
Published: Nov 10th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Palmettos in Pennsylvania? Magnolias in Minnesota? The migration of subtropical plants to northern climates may not be too far-fetched if future global warming patterns mirror a monumental shift that took place in the past, new research by an international team of scientists suggests.
Published: Nov 3rd, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Starting next summer, the University of Florida will take an innovative approach to graduate student education through a program that will give students a wider range of knowledge and experience through fellowships that take an interdisciplinary approach to research.
Published: Oct 11th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the aid of a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Florida researchers are working with scientists at the University of California, Davis; North Carolina State University; and Texas A&M University to identify genes that regulate wood properties and disease-resistance traits in loblolly pine.
Published: Oct 10th, 2005
PRIMM, Nev. — A University of Florida-built robot car drove at least 23 miles in a $2 million race across the desert Saturday before turning off a road and stopping for unknown reasons.
Published: Oct 5th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Flowering plants near ponds may owe their pollination not only to the winged creatures of the air, but also to the finned ones of the deep.
Published: Sep 29th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Polar bears and people, at the chilly top of the Arctic’s food chain, risk consuming a smorgasbord of industrial pollutants that have seeped into their habitat and pose potential health hazards.