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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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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Higgs Boson, Top Quarks Linked for First Time in New Collider Research

An observation made by an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider involving Florida Institute of Technology physicists has for the first time connected the two heaviest elementary particles of the Standard Model.  Using the Compact Muon Solenoid detector, which acts as a giant, high-speed camera taking 3-D ‘photographs’ of particle collisions, scientists announced findings that reveal how strongly the Higgs boson interacts with the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark. ..

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
UF/IFAS Hopes to Grow Vanilla, Meet Consumer Demand

For dessert, how about a scoop of ice cream flavored with vanilla from Florida’s farmers?  Faculty members at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida, are trying to connect the genetic and physiological dots to help South Florida farmers eventually grow vanilla. ..

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Monday, June 11, 2018
Volcanic Activity, Declining Ocean Oxygen Triggered Mass Extinction of Ancient Marine Organisms

Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today’s oceans at an alarming pace — so fast that scientists aren’t entirely sure how the planet will respond.  In a study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Florida State University looked to the past to explore the disastrous effects a deoxygenated ocean could have on marine life. ..

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