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Submarine Solutions

Geologic phenomena have always fascinated humans. In ancient times, people attributed many of the mysteries of nature to the mytho- logical gods. Volcanic eruptions in Sicily were ascribed to the Roman fire god Vulcan, and tidal waves were Poseidon’s anger unleashed. And...
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Seafood Safety

Floridians love their seafood. A recent study by the University of Florida’s Agricultural Market Research Center found that Sunshine State residents consume about 40 pounds per person per year, more than twice the national average. But studies also suggest that consumers...
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An Once of Prevention, A Pound of Cure

Cure. Most medical researchers are reluctant to use the word, even though it is their ultimate goal. No sense giving patients false hope, they reason. As is so often the case with science, progress usually comes in microscopic steps. But as they toil in laboratories throughout...
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”Lost Years” Found

When Archie Carr began studying sea turtles in the 1940s, his most valuable research tool was personal observation. Nearly half a century later when he died, technology had barely advanced beyond metal tags laboriously attached to turtle flippers. Today, a decade after...
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Flashpoint

University of Florida chemistry Professor Randy Duran was like a professional sports photographer using a 19th-century Kodak Brownie to shoot a night game. The action was always just a dark blur in front of his camera. “Imagine what Sports Illustrated covers would look like...
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Beyond Bones

Take a conventional X-ray of a head and you see a skull. Image a head using computerized tomography (CT), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) or a host of variations on these imaging...
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About Face

In a world consumed by an idealized concept of beauty, a facial disfigurement can be a heavy physical and emotional burden. Children with cleft lip and palate and other facial disfigurements, and their families, often endure years of painful operations and sometimes even more...
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Crisis Politics ’96

It will be a frustrated populace, adjusting to a changing world and discovering the opportunities and threats of a technological revolution, that chooses America’s next president this November. “The broad historic developments of the late 20th century — the end...
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Senior Boom

The year was 1951 and the first baby boomers were entering kindergarten. At the University of Florida, preparations were already under way for their retirement. The new field of gerontology, the study of adult aging, was just developing and UF quickly took a lead role. Longer...
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