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State money going to universities for Zika research

Eight universities, the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Scripps Research Institute will share a $25 million state grant to combat the Zika virus and develop vaccinations.

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FSU scientists receive $2.17M from state to combat Zika virus

FSU recently received $2.17 million from the Florida Department of Health to develop treatment and prevention methods of the Zika virus as part of a state initiative led by Governor Rick Scott.

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Aerial drones reveal sharks in shallow water

FIU researchers recently completed a survey of sharks and sting rays along the island of Moorea in French Polynesia using drone technology. Survey data revealed higher estimates of sharks in the area than previously thought, an important finding for residents.

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FSU scientist’s findings on carbon cycle feed climate research

An FSU professor is researching the carbon cycle and carbon movement in the ocean. The information uncovered in research is available to scientists to help develop models to predict carbon dioxide levels.

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A “game-changer:” Florida Poly’s new course on self-driving cars

FPU has partnered with MIT in Boston to offer its newest course, which allows students to learn about and engineer self-driving cars.

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Next step: A teaching hospital for Orlando, UCF med school

In an agreement with the Hospital Corporation of America, the UCF Board of Trustees has proposed a new teaching hospital next to the university’s medical school. The hospital will be built on land already owned by UCF and will be funded by HCA.

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Florida scientists take aim at Zika with launch of new center

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently awarded $10 million to a new center where scientists and researchers from FIU, UF, UM and USF will join forces to combat the spread of Zika. The center will provide scientists with a state-of-the-art lab facility to encourage research and collaboration.

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Orlando forms partnership to seek national automated vehicle designation

The city of Orlando has partnered with several Florida universities, including UCF, FPU, FAMU and FSU, to form the Central Florida Automated Vehicle Partnership. The partnership will conduct research and field-testing for the development of automated vehicle technology.

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BizVibe Textile and Fashion News: Technological Innovations Breaking New Ground in Textile Industry…

UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center has successfully developed filaments that can store solar energy and be woven into fabric and textiles, a groundbreaking development in solar energy and conservation research.

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