Science Articles

New ‘invisible finger’ technology poses potential phone-hacking threats, researchers say

A team of researchers from the University of Florida unveiled new technology that allows someone to hack into a nearby touchscreen-enabled device using what they call an “invisible finger.”

‘Ghostly’ particles lead to major physics discovery

Scientists from MINERvA, a collaborative experiment designed to study some of the most vexing puzzles in physics, revealed a groundbreaking new way to view protons.

Nuclear Sleuths: UF to lead $25 million national consortium on nuclear forensics

The team of scientists and engineers will help develop the next generation of nuclear forensics specialists

Mistaken fossil rewrites history of Indian subcontinent for second time

A fossil turned out to be just a beehive, and the correction puts the geologic and life history of India back into contention

Small, convenient mosquito repellent device passes test to protect military personnel

A device developed at the University of Florida for the U.S. military provides protection from mosquitos for an extended period and requires no heat, electricity or skin contact.

Ag engineer to use AI to assess crop damage after tropical storms, hurricanes

University of Florida scientists usher in future for growers by developing model using artificial intelligence technology to count damaged or dead crops following extreme weather events, such as Hurricane Ian.

UF archaeologists will study hurricane damage to key Florida indigenous sites

Indigenous Calusa heritage in South Florida was damaged by Hurricane Ian. Scientists will study the damage to preserve the sites.

Field Tested
Field Tested November 30, 2022

A groundbreaking field camp by a UF geologist opens Earth sciences to students with disabilities.

Study: Managers exhibit bias based on race, gender, disability and sexual orientation

Newly published study work shows that managers are likely to express bias, particularly in implicit forms.

Perseverance rover detects more organic carbon on Mars in search for signs of ancient life

These kinds of organic molecules could have given rise to life on the red planet.

FAWN expands weather stations to some Florida state parks

As UF/IFAS Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) adds stations across the state, the director answers questions about this network of weather stations in place to provide crucial data to agricultural producers.

Laser attack blinds autonomous vehicles, deleting pedestrians and confusing cars

In a first, a vulnerability in lidar sensors allows lasers to delete obstacles like moving pedestrians.