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Taking evolution’s temperature: Researchers pinpoint the energy it takes to make a species

Published: May 31st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Comfortable living is not why so many different life forms seem to converge at the warmer areas of the planet.

For the future hydrogen economy, a tiny, self-powered sensor

For the future hydrogen economy, a tiny, self-powered sensor

Published: May 24th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hydrogen has been called “the fuel of the future.” But the gas is invisible, odorless and explosive at high concentrations, posing a safety problem for hydrogen-powered cars, filling stations and other aspects of the so-called hydrogen economy.

How ancient whales lost their legs, got sleek and conquered the oceans

Published: May 22nd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When ancient whales finally parted company with the last remnants of their legs about 35 million years ago, a relatively sudden genetic event may have crowned an eons-long shrinking process.

UF study: ‘Don’t call us, we’ll call you’ class tool may aid math students

UF study: ‘Don’t call us, we’ll call you’ class tool may aid math students

Published: May 17th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a feeling nearly everyone remembers experiencing at least once: sitting in class unprepared, silently praying the teacher won’t call your name.

World’s tiniest test tubes get teensiest corks

World’s tiniest test tubes get teensiest corks

Published: May 10th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Now all they need is a really, really small corkscrew.