The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $40 million in funding for 15 projects that will develop high-performance, energy efficient cooling solutions for data centers.
AI helps create better, simpler hepatitis, COVID-19 tests
Going beyond pregnancy and COVID-19, the world could someday soon come to rely on at-home tests for many diseases thanks in part to AI-fueled improvements. UF scientists have used artificial intelligence tools to simplify a test that works for both hepatitis C and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The simplified test happens in one small test tube in just a few minutes. With further refinement, it could arrive at doctor’s offices soon and, one day, become available as home tests that are as easy as a pregnancy test.
UF partners on NSF-funded National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute focused on STEM learning
The NSF has selected a team of scientists from the University of Florida and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to lead a $20 million institute to advance artificial intelligence to promote STEM education.
The Science of Stealing: Researchers study shoplifting at UF’s ‘Safer Places Lab’
Retailers across the globe are turning to researchers with the University of Florida to try to cut back on retail theft. Cory Lowe with UF’s Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) walked FOX 35 through what the team calls its Simulation Lab.
UF engineers create viable artificial blood vessels by stretching the science of silicone 3D printing
Thomas Angelini, Ph.D., associate professor in MAE, and Senthilkumar Duraivel, a graduate from MSE working out of Angelini’s Soft Matter Lab, have collaborated on an approach to 3D print soft silicone structures like miniscule vascular bodies by turning the conventional process on its head.
How a horse whisperer can help engineers build better robots
UF researchers say the age-old partnership between people and horses can teach us something about building robots designed to improve our lives.
Outsmarting shoplifters: Gator Engineer harnesses tech to keep one step ahead
Engineering Research Scientist Read Hayes recently traveled to Tallahassee, FL, to represent UF on Gator Day to showcase how his SaferPlaces Lab works to keep retail communities safe from shoplifters.
Playing sports against robotic opponents makes our brains work harder
Amanda Studnicki, a graduate student in BME, and her advisor, Daniel Ferris, Ph.D., have discovered that the brains of table tennis players react very differently to human or machine opponents.
UF will spearhead DARPA mission to pioneer crucial biomanufacturing in space
With the goal of creating a resilient supply chain for a sustained presence in space, researchers at the University of Florida (UF) are bioengineering microbes for experimentation on the International Space Station (ISS) they hope will reliably produce biopolymers, nutraceuticals, and antibiotics in variable gravity conditions.
Animal ecosystem engineers much stronger driver of salt marsh accretion than expected, study shows
Researchers at the University of Florida (UF) and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research have shown that ecosystem engineering by mussels in Southeastern US salt marshes is a stronger driver of coastal ecosystems’ ability to keep pace with sea-level rise than expected.