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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In a marriage of human resource service companies, Skillsoft Corporation announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Gainesville-based SumTotal Systems. ..Read More ⇒Monday, August 25, 2014
The future of physical therapy, is right in our backyard. Imagine being able to recover from an accident, or strengthen muscles in virtual reality. At the University of South Florida's School of Physical Therapy, Vietnam veteran Rudy Salas is driving a virtual car in what looks like an arcade game. ..Read More ⇒Monday, August 25, 2014
The National Science Foundation has awarded six grants totaling about $7.5 million to digitize biodiversity collections, a nationwide effort coordinated by the iDigBio program based at the University of Florida. ..Read More ⇒Friday, August 22, 2014
Developed by the University of Central Florida’s Stormwater Management Academy, the patented Bold & Gold™ soil media provides significant filtration and reduction of stormwater runoff and is now deployed on more than 50,000-square feet of green roofs throughout Florida. ..Read More ⇒
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