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Internet bridges gap for rural residents who need anti-smoking programs

Published: Nov 17th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Internet may soon join nicotine chewing gum, the patch and behavioral counseling as a remedy for tobacco addiction, says a University of Florida researcher who participated in a study of rural residents using their computers to kick the habit.

UF program to change risky behaviors could save taxpayer dollars

Published: Nov 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tech-savvy young people will receive a prescription for healthier living before they actually see the doctor, says a University of Florida professor whose team is developing a laptop program for use in the waiting room.

UF wins award for excellence in technology commercialization

UF wins award for excellence in technology commercialization

Published: Oct 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF Tech Connect, a part of the University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing, has received an award from a national organization for its role in the creation of high-tech companies, jobs and private investments in Florida.

UF receives $12.2 million to establish national network of scientists

UF receives $12.2 million to establish national network of scientists

Published: Oct 20th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine a Web site like Facebook, but instead of using it to share videos or post quizzes like “What ’80s song are you?” scientists could scour a national network of researchers, only a few mouse clicks separating them from information needed for a scientific breakthrough.

Beyond the iPhone: Orlando conference to offer peek at computing future

Published: Sep 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — We can find cheap gas or seek out friends. We can track flights or rate restaurants. But those and other multiplying “apps” for smart phones are only […]

Engineering researchers: Supercomputer fastest of its type in world

Published: Jul 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A supercomputer named Novo-G described by its lead designer as likely the most powerful computer of its kind in the world became operational this week at the University of Florida.

Online classes can save schools money, expand learning time for K-12 students

Published: May 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research at the University of Florida predicts more public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade will take classes online, have longer school days and more of them in the next decade. Academic performance should improve and schools could save money.

Team of researchers achieves major step toward faster chips

Published: May 7th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research findings could lead to faster, smaller and more versatile computer chips.