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Rockin’ around the Wii: Video games fun but pose social, health risks

Published: Dec 7th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Move over Tickle Me Elmo. The recently released Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 video game systems are rivaling the giggling red monster as the gifts children beg their parents for most this holiday season.

UF, Honeywell engineers building first space supercomputer

UF, Honeywell engineers building first space supercomputer

Published: Oct 26th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — HAL may soon be getting some company.

New study ranks UF top public university in tech transfer

Published: Sep 20th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is the top-performing public institution at transferring its research to the marketplace, according to a major new study by the prestigious Milken Institute.

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.

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.

Don’t ask, might not think to tell: Communication key to preventing risky drug interactions

Published: May 16th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Older women who regularly mix prescription, over-the-counter and herbal medications are risking their health, University of Florida nursing researchers warn. Many also don’t think to tell their health-care providers about the nonprescription medicines they are taking — and too often practitioners fail to ask.

Protected agriculture project boosts crop yields by 10 times over field-grown production

Protected agriculture project boosts crop yields by 10 times over field-grown production

Published: Apr 20th, 2006

CITRA, Fla. — With a few taps on a computer keyboard, University of Florida researchers can control just about every aspect of growing vegetables and other high-value crops in greenhouses that protect plants from pests and diseases – boosting yields by 10 times over field-grown production.

UF engineer develops tiny, easily mass-produced motion sensor

UF engineer develops tiny, easily mass-produced motion sensor

Published: Feb 9th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida engineer is the latest researcher to design a tiny, easy-to-manufacture motion sensor, a development that could help popularize the sensors as standard equipment in personal electronics, medical devices and other applications.