Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Decades-old mystery of buckyballs cracked by team led by FSU, MagLab researchers

After exploring for 25 years, scientists have solved the question of how the iconic family of caged-carbon molecules known as buckyballs form. The results from Florida State University and the National Science Foundation-supported National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, or MagLab, in Tallahassee, Fla., shed fundamental light on the self-assembly of carbon networks. The findings should have important implications for carbon nanotechnology and provide insight into the origin of space fullerenes, which are found throughout the universe. ..

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Monday, July 02, 2012
UF receives $455,000 grant to curate, digitize vertebrate fossils

University of Florida scientists will use a new National Science Foundation grant to prepare vertebrate paleontology specimens at the Florida Museum of Natural History, which houses the nation’s third-largest collection of cataloged vertebrate fossils. ..

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Florida Space Institute Selects Nine New Research Efforts for Funding Under Space Research Initiative

Nine research projects that promise to advance science and develop technology critical for future space missions have been selected to receive a total of $400,000 from the Florida Space Institute. Scientists from the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida are involved in the various projects, which involve experts in chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, planetary science, computer science, and nanotechnology. ..

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Rocket Designed by FAMU Students Takes Flight and First Place

T-minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 The Altitude Award, one of nine prizes offered at the competition, is given to the team that launches a rocket closest to one mile without going over. The FAMU Rocket, affectionately known as Blue Diamond, reached 5270 feet, a mere 10 feet from one mile. The competition, which was held at Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala., brought together 53 teams from all over the U.S.  ..

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Scientific Meeting Attracts World’s Top Ophthalmologists

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s No. 1-ranked eye hospital and part of UHealth – University of Miami Health System, began its golden anniversary year by hosting a global scientific meeting February 2-4. Nearly 650 ophthalmologists from around the world attended, including 300 Bascom Palmer alumni. With 180 distinguished presenters, topics discussed ranged from research breakthroughs in cataract surgery and gene therapy to targeted goals of new clinical trials regarding the treatment of glaucoma and optic nerve diseases. ..

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Thursday, January 26, 2012
UF astronomers contribute to NASA’s planet discoveries

NASA announced today the discovery of 11 new “solar systems” hosting at least 26 planets found with data from NASA’s Kepler Mission. ..

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Monday, January 09, 2012
Global warming caused by greenhouse gases delays natural patterns of glaciation, UF researchers say

Unprecedented levels of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere are disrupting normal patterns of glaciation, according to a study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher and published online Jan. 8 in Nature Geoscience. ..

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Friday, January 06, 2012
UF research on newly formed plants could lead to improved crop fertility

A new University of Florida study shows genomes of a recently formed plant species to be highly unstable, a phenomenon that may have far-reaching evolutionary consequences. ..

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
UF chemistry professor is Florida Science Newsmaker in 2011

Stephen A. Miller and his team have invented a biodegradable plastic that can be used to replace petroleum-based shopping bags, beverage bottles and other items.  ..

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
FAU Launches 2012 Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series with Max Planck Scientific Director and CEO

Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will launch its Frontiers in Science 2012 public lecture series with a presentation by David Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., scientific director and chief executive officer of the Max Planck Florida Institute. “Illuminating Brain Circuits” will take place on Friday, January 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Charles E. Schmidt Biomedical Science Center, Room 126, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. ..

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