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Drone Technology Helps Florida Farmers Cut Costs

By and on June 6th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Florida farmers are beginning to use drones for farming technique as legislation slowly passes allowing them to use the new technology. With it, farmers are able to cut costs and the amount of time it takes to do basic tasks.

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Gainesville Startup Website Looks To Make Science Social

By on April 4th, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Three Gainesville residents have created an app to share science news and technology projects. Launched in March, STEM’d is meaningful social media that works to increase collaboration in science.

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New Online Marketplace Launches In Gainesville

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 28, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Brtr connects customers and vendors through Facebook. Services offered on the site range from lacrosse lessons to hair styling, and the website’s founder and CEO has plans to launch brtr in Miami next month.

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Police Departments Look to Advance with Cameras

By on December 16th, 2014 | Last updated: December 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm

While some area law enforcement are struggling to find funding for officer body cameras, Ocala Police Department has been using them since 2009 for specialized units.

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UF Engineers Display Intelligent Machines At Robot Demo Day

By on December 10th, 2014 | Last updated: December 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

Students show off their intelligent inventions at Robot Demo Day on the University of Florida Campus. The bi-annual event has been around since 1994, giving students the opportunity to network and show their talent to companies.

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Gainesville Tech Startup Paracosm Receives $3.3 Million In Seed Funding

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

The office wall displayed a colorful array of parakeet-themed art — a detailed watercolor painting, an Angry Bird-esque cartoon, a photograph of a parakeet with a house cat.

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Alachua County Second In Florida To Launch Text-to-911

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Alachua County is the second county in Florida to provide a text-to-911 service. Text-to-911, which launched Nov. 3, allows emergency services to locate and assist individuals in need by routing their message to the appropriate 911 center. Senders receive bounce-back messages if a text does not go through.

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University of Florida Alumni Shed Light on Electronic Waste

By on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Environmental documentary to showcase in Rome this October. Director and community members share their thoughts on the impact of old electronics.

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Gainesville Startup Develops Wireless Vital Sign Monitor for Animals

By on April 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Gainesville startup Truvitals has developed a wireless heart monitor for animals. The device will give more accurate readings and allow for veterinarians to monitor large animals without using anesthesia.

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New Technology Will Track Customer Shopping Experience

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

The Smart Shelf is a new technology that may track shopper behavior and cater to customers.

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