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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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George A. Smathers Libraries launches new online exhibit of Jewish life nearing the World War II era

By on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

As a precursor to a physical exhibit of primary sources related to the Holocaust, Smathers library is showcasing an online exhibit featuring documents revealing Jewish life immediately before World War II.

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FAA authorizes UF for drone research

By on February 13th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

UF has developed drones, or unmanned air vehicles, that can take high-resolution pictures for wildlife research.

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New mobile application Lulu allows women to privately rate men

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Alexandra Chong was at a post-Valentine’s Day brunch two years ago with a group of girlfriends in London. During the lunch, the women started breaking down their relationships and dating in general. Soon after, Chong said she felt like women needed a place to talk about the men in their lives. That’s when Lulu came to life.

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Marion County reaches agreement on new tech park

By on January 16th, 2013 | Last updated: January 16, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Marion County commissions voted unanimously Tuesday to give approval to an agreement for a science and technology park.

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University of Florida engineering students demonstrate robot creations

By on December 6th, 2012 | Last updated: December 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

The University of Florida’s College of Engineering showed the public what robots can do on Wednesday.

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NASA releases Van Allen belt chorus wave sound recordings

By on December 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

NASA’s Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science team has released interesting recordings from the Van Allen belt, a layer of protection around Earth that keeps out radiation. You can hear the sounds here.

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