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The Florida Research Consortium (FRC) is a strategic partnership of education, business and government formed specifically to advocate for knowledge-based economic development in Florida.

Founded in 2001, FRC works to increase awareness of the cutting-edge research that is under way throughout the state of Florida and to enhance the diversity and strength of Florida’s innovation economy through the commercialization of that research.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Research suggests Fungi can recycle batteries in a green way

USF Researchers are working on ways to use naturally-occurring fungi for an environment-friendly recycling process to extract cobalt and lithium from waste batteries. ..

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Teens Test Strength of Robots at Embry-Riddle Summer Academy

The test of strength came as two robots battled it out in a game of tug-of-war. Using a carabiner and rope, two teams used remote controls to drive their robots in the opposite direction, until one robot was pulled over a line marked on the floor. This friendly competition was one of many exercises that future engineers participated in during Embry-Riddle’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Summer Academy last month. ..

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Mussel flexing: Bivalves save drought-stricken marshes, UF research finds

The study, led by the University of Florida, finds that when mussels pile up in mounds around the grass stems, they provide protection by improving water storage around the grass roots and reducing soil salinity.  ..

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