Saturday, March 15, 2014
Scripps Florida Scientists Devise New, Lower Cost Method to Create More Usable Fuels

As the United States continues to lead the world in the production of natural gas, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new and more efficient method with the potential to convert the major components found in natural gas into useable fuels and chemicals—opening the door to cheaper, more abundant energy and materials with much lower emissions. ..

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Friday, December 20, 2013
Change in geometry improves aerodynamics, UF researchers say

Kids and dogs understand the force of air, when they stick their hands and heads out of moving cars only to feel them pushed back. It may be invisible, but air is like a see-through net dragging a vehicle back as it strains to move forward. ..

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
UF: New plant genome study may offer clues to improving all major food crops

University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have sequenced the genome of the flowering plant Amborella for the first time, potentially revealing why flowers may have proliferated millions of years ago and offering clues for improving all major food crop species. ..

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
UF scientists encounter holes in tree of life, push for better data storage

When it comes to public access, the tree of life has holes. A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers shows about 70 percent of published genetic sequence comparisons are not publicly accessible, leaving researchers worldwide unable to get to critical data they may need to tackle a host of problems ranging from climate change to disease control. ..

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Monday, March 25, 2013
UF fossil bird study on extinction patterns could help today’s conservation efforts

A new University of Florida study of nearly 5,000 Haiti bird fossils shows contrary to a commonly held theory, human arrival 6,000 years ago didn’t cause the island’s birds to die simultaneously. ..

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012
New test adds to scientists’ understanding of Earth’s history, resources

A new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher provides the first direct chronological test of sequence stratigraphy, a powerful tool for exploring Earth’s natural resources. ..

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Monday, November 26, 2012
UCF Optics Researchers Demonstrate New Model of Living Matter

Understanding the complexity of some natural phenomena – such as dynamics of cells, swarming of bacteria, or motion of animal groups – long has been hindered by the lack of simple and pertinent experimental models. Now, researchers at the University of Central Florida have demonstrated an “all-optical’ model of living matter.  ..

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge. Travel to remote locations is costly and difficult. Observation methods are limited and must be devised so that they only capture accurate, relevant data. Satellite imagery is one alternative for assessing wild places, and it has some advantages over boots-on-the-ground observations, said Matteo Convertino, a research scientist with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. ..

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Friday, September 28, 2012
FSU Opens new graduate-research and education opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Working with the world’s fastest supercomputers to create accurate weather and climate models and using neutrons to unravel the properties of advanced materials are just two of the countless research opportunities awaiting Florida State University graduate students through a new partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee. ..

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Experiment in University of Florida laboratory corrects prediction in quantum theory

An international team of scientists is rewriting a page from the quantum physics rulebook using a University of Florida laboratory once dubbed the coldest spot in the universe. ..

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