Science Articles

NSF-funded project helps veterans build skills in cybersecurity

Faculty from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the College of Education are leading the program that teaches veterans in-demand skills in hardware security.

Soaring birds use their lungs to modify mechanics of flight

UF researchers discovered that hawks, eagles improve their flight with their lungs

The Conversation: Are older adults more vulnerable to scams?

UF psychologists examine factors that may make older adults more susceptible to financial exploitation.

A protein that enables smell — and stops cell death

The protein Orco is essential for smell neuron function and development in ants, fostering the insects’ social behavior

UF joins NASA mission to launch artificial star into Earth’s orbit

$19.5M Landolt Mission poised to deepen our knowledge of dark energy

New $12.5 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to study phenomenon affecting agriculture, cancer, biodiversity and more

It’s in your heart and liver, in the vegetables you eat, in the rogue cells that cause cancer. Those who live in temperate regions are surrounded by more of it than people who live in the tropics, and without it, humans wouldn’t exist. It’s called polyploidy, and only within the last few years have biologists begun to recognize its significance across the tree of life.

Study shows orange peel extract may improve heart health

Extract from orange peels may be a key to heart health, a new study from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has found 

UF, partners launch Space-Edge Accelerator to promote space business development

The innovative program will help companies and individuals build connections with UF researchers to expand their space research and development portfolios

The hidden motive behind U.S. voters' stance on noncitizen voting

A new study from the University of Florida exposes a driving force fueling the debate on voting rights

UF partners with the National Security Agency to enhance STEM education

The education partnership agreement will support workforce development initiatives and efforts to cultivate undergraduate students with backgrounds and interest in AI and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

NASA selects UF mission to better track the Earth’s water and ice

The mission, titled 'GRATTIS' (Gravitational Reference Advanced Technology Test in Space), was the sole proposal selected in a national competition.

Underwater data centers are the future. But a speaker system could cripple them.

Acoustic attacks pose a risk to underwater servers, but researchers have identified ways to guard against attacks.

Stony coral tissue loss disease is shifting the ecological balance of Caribbean reefs

A new study shows stony coral tissue loss disease is causing drastic changes in the Caribbean's population of corals, which is sure to disrupt the delicate balance of the ecosystem and threaten marine biodiversity and coastal economies.

Triple Gator graduate Matthew Diller pursues his calling in biomedical informatics

Finding that perfect career pathway isn’t always easy, especially when you’re an uber-inquisitive student with a hyperactive mind like Matthew Diller.

UF polymers can be catalyst for new era in manufacturing

Oboro Labs, a UF startup, is commercializing a patented catalyst enabling the mass production of cyclic polymers discovered at a UF inorganic chemistry lab