University of Florida lepidopterist Andrei Sourakov has spent his life’s work studying moths and butterflies. But it was his teenage daughter, Alexandra, who led research on how color impacts butterflies’ feeding patterns. The research shows different species exhibit unique foraging behaviors, and the study may be used to build more effective, species-specific synthetic lures for understanding pollinators, insects on which humans depend for sustaining many crops.
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Wireless nanoscale smart sensors that continuously monitor and strengthen composite materials, fundamental insights that could save U.S. aircraft carriers millions of dollars in fuel costs, a drone-detection network and a strategy to more accurately predict space weather may all be coming soon from Embry-Riddle, thanks to new university seed grants. ..Read More ⇒Thursday, March 16, 2017
The Florida Institute announced that it has finalized a funding agreement with Candidate.Guru, a Boca Raton-based company with technology developed at the Florida Institute for Human Machine and Cognition (IHMC). ..Read More ⇒Thursday, March 16, 2017
AVRA Medical Robotics Inc., has partnered with the College of Engineering & Computer Science to develop algorithms and sensors to navigate and control a robot capable of assisting physicians with performing minimally invasive surgical procedures in an ambulatory setting or operating room. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Florida Institute announced that Aviana Molecular Technologies, LLC, an Orlando-based point of care diagnostics company with technology licensed from the University of Central Florida, received follow-on second round financing after achieving significant development milestones since its initial funding. ..Read More ⇒Friday, March 10, 2017
Spotlight on innovation highlights biases against women in science; finding teachers to nurture students who are future scientists/engineers; good reasons for technology transfer; understanding the next industrial revolution ..Read More ⇒
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