The University of Florida (UF) was established in 1853 as a public university in Gainesville, Florida. UF has an enrollment of over 51,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UF is rated 49th in U.S. Universities by U.S. News and World Report 2009. UF has notable rankings for its School of Medicine, School of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Pubic Health and Health Professions and College of Pharmacy.
New study sheds light for those working to save world's endangered crocodiles
(Phys.org) —African crocodiles, long thought of as just three known species, are among the most iconic creatures on that continent. But recent University of Florida research now finds that there are at least seven distinct ...
Experiment is first to simulate warming of Arctic permafrost
Although vegetation growth in the Arctic is boosted by global warming, it's not enough to offset the carbon released by the thawing of the permafrost beneath the surface, University of Florida researchers have found in the ...
In battle against flies, don't toss old bulbs
Restaurants and supermarkets could save millions of dollars by hanging on to bug zapper bulbs instead of tossing them every year as they normally do, a new University of Florida study has found.
Study sheds light on vulnerability of polar ice sheets to modestly warmer climate
(Phys.org) -- A new study by a University of Florida researcher finds that sea level peaked between 18 and 30 feet above current sea level during the last interglacial period approximately 125,000 years ago.
Researchers discover earliest use of Mexican turkeys by ancient Maya
A new University of Florida study shows the turkey, one of the most widely consumed birds worldwide, was domesticated more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed.
With new technique, astronomers find potassium in giant planet's atmosphere
(PhysOrg.com) -- Any driver who's seen deer silhouetted by the headlights of an oncoming car knows that vital information can be conveyed by the outlines of objects.
Researcher: Cell phones could double as night vision devices
(PhysOrg.com) -- Call it Nitelite: The newest app for cell phones might be night vision.
Engineering researchers simplify process to make world's tiniest wires
(PhysOrg.com) -- Surface tension isn't a very powerful force, but it matters for small things — water bugs, paint, and, it turns out, nanowires.
Dark matter or background noise? Results intriguing but not conclusive
Physicists may have glimpsed a particle that is a leading candidate for mysterious dark matter but say conclusive evidence remains elusive.
Engineers: Weak laser can ignite nanoparticles, with exciting possibilities
University of Florida engineering researchers have found they can ignite certain nanoparticles using a low-power laser, a development they say opens the door to a wave of new technologies in health care, computing and automotive ...