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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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More Seniors Using The Internet, Gallup Poll Finds

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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Gallup Poll shows more seniors using the Internet since 2002. Alachua County seniors are participating in this trend.

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Farmers Get ‘Smarter’ with New UF Apps

By on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, in conjunction with the University of Georgia, released the first three smart device applications of a larger project, to help farmers like those who run Citra’s Orange shop produce crops more efficiently.

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Website, phone app helps Alachua County neighbors connect

By on October 1st, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 9:12 am

Several Alachua County neighborhoods fight crime by using NextDoor, a website and phone app that helps neighbors connect with each other.

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How UF’s New Supercomputer Concludes 70-Year Studies Within Hours

By and on August 5th, 2013 | Last updated: August 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Behind the padlocked doors of one building on UF’s East Campus, 2008 NE Waldo Road, is a loud machine capable of reading the millions of volumes on UF’s library shelves several hundred times in one second.

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SparkTruck Helps Ignite Student Interest in Innovation and Technology

By on August 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: August 2, 2013 at 4:01 pm

On Wednesday, 164 university presidents, including the University of Florida’s Bernie Machen, wrote an open letter to President Barack Obama and Congress voicing their concerns about the widening “innovation deficit” created by federal cuts in research and higher education. “Innovation” […]

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