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Forecasting Haiti

An internet of things solution brings weather data back to Haiti When University of Florida engineering Professor Bill Eisenstadt visited Haiti in 2016, he was asked for advice on how to fix a weather monitoring network devastated by earthquakes and hurricanes. “I looked at the...
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Mouth Monitor

Mining data from the human mouth The scene is familiar to sports fans who keep an eye on the sidelines. An athlete is pulled out of a game, and a team physician is face-to-face with him, asking questions and running tests. Minutes tick by, and the athlete gets back in the game,...
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Phish in a Barrel

Cyber attacks target the most vulnerable Somewhere in cyberspace, someone is creeping on your Facebook page, studying your LinkedIn account, scoping out your company’s website and Googling your name. Using information you trust, she is crafting the perfect email, and it’s headed...
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iDrive

I-STREET testbed deploys the internet of things for traffic research Florida and the University of Florida are leaders in driverless vehicle research, and UF Transportation Institute Director Lily Elefteriadou says there’s no better place than Gainesville for that work. “In...
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Andy Li

Precision Navigation

Indoor GPS accurate to 5 centimeters Chances are, you love your GPS, the technology that makes sure you never get lost in the world, as long as you have your cellphone with you. But what if you need GPS indoors? Perhaps you visit the Louvre, and want to get from the Mona Lisa to...
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Peak Comfort

The internet of things could make the office sweater obsolete University of Florida researcher Prabir Barooah has a message for office workers: You don’t have to freeze to death. Not only that, but keeping you comfortable could save energy. “Most people are uncomfortable most of...
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Cloud Roots

MIST Center focuses on hardware that enables the IoT When you think about the internet of things, you likely think of signals zipping through air and space, computing in the clouds. But the signals in the ether need roots, and at the University of Florida the internet of things...
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Julie Levy, left, is conducting research on contraceptive vaccines for cats. Until that work succeeds, she performs spay and neuter surgery each month at Operation Catnip.

Catnip & Contraception

Feline population control is a matter of science and scalpels The first feline to show up in Vera Williamson’s yard was a tiny gray and white kitten. It was so small, she figured a chicken hawk flying overhead dropped it. She didn’t think twice about putting out a pan of cat...
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